Historic Markers Across Georgia



Ardoch



Marker ID: GHM 095-16
Location: US 17/Ga 25 6.9 miles north of Darien
County: McIntosh
Coordinates: N 31° 27.918    W 081° 26.291
  31.46530657    -81.43818359
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPVM7
Ardoch Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud



Text:

Ardoch, fronting on the old State Road from Savannah to Darien where it traversed this Swamp, was the plantation home of the McDonalds from Colonial Days through the early 19th century.

During the Revolutionary War, members of this branch of the McDonald clan were Loyalists, as were many families of Coastal Georgia. In a skirmish fought in his home in Ardoch, only a short distance from this spot, Robert McDonald was killed in the presence of his wife and children, and the Ardoch house burned.

GHM 095-16 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957




Ardoch
Photo by Mike Stroud



 

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