Woodmanston Plantation

Woodmanston Plantation (HM5Q6)

Location: Riceboro, GA 31323 Liberty County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 42.331', W 81° 29.275'

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Established in 1760 by William and John Eatton LeConte, Woodmanston became one of Georgia`s earliest inland swamp rice plantations. In spite of Indian attacks and marauding armies during the Revolution, Woodmanston prospered.

In 1810 control of Woodmanston passed to Louis LeConte, John Eatton`s son. Louis spent much of his time creating a botanical garden which became world famous for its collection of bulbs and camellias. Louis died in 1838 and his garden was eventually lost.

Two of Louis LeConte`s children, John and Joseph, became professors at the University of California at Berkley. John became the university`s first president. Joseph is remembered for his geological research and as a founder of the Sierra Club.

In 1973 Woodmanston was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM5Q6
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Liberty County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 10:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 453766 N 3507898
Decimal Degrees31.70551667, -81.48791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.331', W 81° 29.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 19.86" N, 81° 29' 16.50" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3700-3720 Barrington Ferry Rd, Riceboro GA 31323, US
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