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Home of Samuel Henry Rumph

Marker ID: WPA GA 49 E-2
Location: Ga 49 in Marshallville Historic District
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 27.385    W 083° 56.608
  32.45641601    -83.94347144
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAFWA
Home of Samuel Henry Rumph Marker
Photo by David Seibert


This house was built in 1904 as the residence of Samuel Hnery Rumph (1851- 1922), father of Georgia´s commercial peach industry. A noted horticuluturist, he originated the elberta peach at his Willow Lake Nursery. three miles east, 1870- 1875. His invention, in 1875, of a peach shipping refrigerator and of the rigid mortised-end peach crate made practical the safe transit of fresh fruit. He developed many varieties of peaches and other fruits and was the first Georgin to grow and ship peaches on a commerical scale.

GA-49 E-2

Home of Samuel Henry Rumph and Marker
Home of Samuel Henry Rumph
Photo by David Seibert