Modena

Modena (HM60B)

Location: Savannah, GA 31411 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 59.157', W 81° 1.369'

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This location first appears (1734) in Georgia's history as a Savannah outpost. An original settler was Thomas Mouse who is remembered for his description of early hardships here. An evangelical visitor in 1736 was John Wesley. By 1740 the settlement was abandoned. The Island revived when the Georgia Trusteeship ended in 1753, and Colonial Government established. An early grantee was John Milledge, whose plantation at this site was called "Modena." He was the orphaned son of one of the "First Hundred," the youthful prot?g? of Oglethorpe, Captain of Rangers, and member of First Commons House of Assembly. His son and successor, John, Jr., was a leader in the American Revolution. He was appointed State Attorney General at the age of 23 when still in uniform, and later became U.S. Representative, Governor, and U.S. Senator. As Governor he helped found the University of Georgia (Originally Franklin College). Modena was an active plantation until Mid-Nineteenth Century. The name is thought to come from Modena, Italian seat of silk culture; an industry envisioned for early Georgia, but which did not flourish.
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HM NumberHM60B
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-92
Year Placed1987
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 497844 N 3538878
Decimal Degrees31.98595000, -81.02281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 59.157', W 81° 1.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 59' 9.42" N, 81° 1' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Ocean Science Cir, Savannah GA 31411, US
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