Home of Samuel Henry Rumph

Home of Samuel Henry Rumph (HM5V4)

Location: Marshallville, GA 31057 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.385', W 83° 56.608'

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This house was built in 1904 as the residence of Samuel Henry Rumph (1851-1922), father of Georgia's commercial peach industry. A noted horticulturist, 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 Georgian to grow and ship peaches on a commercial scale.
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HM NumberHM5V4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number49 E-2
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:34am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 223307 N 3594844
Decimal Degrees32.45641667, -83.94346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.385', W 83° 56.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 23.10" N, 83° 56' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 204-211 GA-127, Marshallville GA 31057, US
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