Historic Markers Across Georgia



Butler Island Plantation



Marker ID: GHM 095-25
Location: US 17/Ga 25, 1.3 miles south of Darien
County: McIntosh
Coordinates: N 31° 21.278    W 081° 26.718
  31.35462704    -81.44529664
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1PQJ
Butler Island Plantation Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud



Text:

Famous rice Plantation of the 19th century, owned by Pierce Butler of Philadelphia. A system of dikes and canals for the cultivation of rice, installed by engineers from Holland, is still in evidence in the old fields, and has been used as a pattern for similar operations in recent years.

During a visit here with her husband in 1839-40, Pierce Butler´s wife, the brilliant English actress, Fannie Kemble, wrote her ´Journal of a Residence On A Georgia Plantation,´ which is said to have influenced England against the Confederacy.

GHM 095-25 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957




Butler Island Plantation
Photo by Mike Stroud



 

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