Historic Markers Across Alabama

Major Robert Farmar Plantation

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: on Alabama Route 225 just north of Lower Bryants Landing Road, Stockton AL
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 30° 58.981    W 087° 52.062
  30.98301666    -87.8677
Waymark: None


Here on the banks of the Tensaw River--named for the Tensa Indian tribe whose principal village was located at this place--Major Robert Farmar developed a plantation c. 1772. Farmar was one of the most prominent and controversial Alabamians of the British period, being commander of the regiments at Mobile from 1763-1765. He resigned his commission in 1768 and was elected to every Commons House of Assembly for the District of West Florida from 1769 until his death in 1778. Artist-Naturalist, William Bartram, visited Farmar here in 1775 and recorded eloquently and well the plant life of the area. Farmar's plantation encompassed what is now the town of Stockton.

(Erected by the Snook Foundation, John McClure and Marjorie Younce Snook, through the Baldwin County Historical Society, 1977)


More Information:
Wikipedia - William Bartram
William Bartram 1739-1823
Official web site of the Bartram Trail Conference

End of Major Robert Farmar Plantation