Mulberry Grove Plantation

Mulberry Grove Plantation (HM51H)

Location: Port Wentworth, GA 31407 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 10.846', W 81° 11.299'

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Mulberry Grove which is located approximately 2 miles northeast from this marker is one of the most historic of the old Savannah River plantations.

In early Colonial days mulberry trees were cultivated at Mulberry Grove for use in Georgia`s silk industry. Later it became one of the leading rice plantations of Georgia. At the end of the Revolution the plantation, which had belonged to Lieutenant Governor John Graham, a Royalist, was granted by the State of Georgia to major General Nathanael Greene was a reward for his military services. General Greene was residing at Mulberry Grove at the time of his death on June 12, 1786.

In 1793 Eli Whitney, who was the tutor of the Greene children, invented the cotton gin at Mulberry Grove. The following year a large ginning machine was erected at the plantation. Its foundation still stands there.
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HM NumberHM51H
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number25-39
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:22pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 482247 N 3560488
Decimal Degrees32.18076667, -81.18831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 10.846', W 81° 11.299'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 10' 50.76" N, 81° 11' 17.94" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-281 GA-21, Port Wentworth GA 31407, US
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