Historic Markers Across Georgia



John Houstoun McIntosh



Marker ID: GHM 095-13
Location: US 17/Ga 25 2 miles north of Eulonia, GA
County: McIntosh
Coordinates: N 31° 33.14    W 081° 25.335
  31.55234075    -81.42225299
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1QY6
John Houstoun McIntosh Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud



Text:

John Houstoun McIntosh, son of George McIntosh, was born at Rice Hope, May 1, 1773. When a young man, he settled in East Florida and became a leader of the U.S. citizens living there. He was appointed ´Governor or Director of the Republic of Florida´ in 1812. After a story career in Florida, he returned to Georgia, and in 1818 served in the Seminole War as General in the Militia.

In 1825, he began intensive cultivation of sugar cane on his plantation in Camden County, and there installed the first horizontal sugar mill ever worked by cattle power.

GHM 095-13 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 
Notes:

Dedicated: April 3rd, 2016

 

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