Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell

Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell (HM70E)

Location: Darien, GA 31305 McIntosh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 22.281', W 81° 25.306'

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Laurel Grove, at the end of this avenue, was the birthplace of John McIntosh Kell, 1823-1900, distinguished Naval officer. He was a member of the expedition of Commodore Matthew C. Perry to Japan in 1853, and was Master of the flagship Mississippi on the homeward cruise. When Georgia seceded from the Union, John McIntosh Kell resigned his commission to join the Confederacy. He was Executive Officer of the Sumter; then of the Alabama throughout her brilliant career on the seas, and in her final battle with the Kearsarge off Cherbourg. Later in life, John McIntosh Kell served for several years as Adjutant General of the State of Georgia.
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HM NumberHM70E
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number095-36
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:38pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459892 N 3470834
Decimal Degrees31.37135000, -81.42176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 22.281', W 81° 25.306'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 22' 16.86" N, 81° 25' 18.36" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29 GA Hwy 99, Darien GA 31305, US
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