—— 5 —→Five miles west of here on the old Post Road, the southern most postal route in America, is the site of the home and botanical garden of Louis LeConte, naturalist, mathematician, and scholar, for whom the famous LeConte Pear was named. A native of New Jersey, Dr. LeConte was married to Ann Quarterman, a member of Midway Church in 1812. He established his famed botanical gardens on his extensive plantation. In his attic he fitted a chemical laboratory which included novelties of a botanical garden in which he cultivated rare plants, which came from all parts of the world. Although the modest Dr. LeConte did not exploit his achievements, it was nothing unusual for visitors from foreign lands to view his gardens.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 460772 N 3507550|
|Decimal Degrees||31.70263333, -81.41396667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 42.158', W 81° 24.838'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 42' 9.48" N, 81° 24' 50.28" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5607 US-17, Riceboro GA 31323, US|
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