Noble Jones' "Wormslow"

Noble Jones' "Wormslow" (HM71V)

Location: Savannah, GA 31406 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 58.035', W 81° 4.191'

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This 1½ mile oak avenue leads to the tabby ruins of Noble Jones' colonial fortified plantation. Jones and his family were original settlers in Georgia, arriving in Savannah with founder James E. Oglethorpe on February 1, 1733. As a middle-class carpenter from England, Jones would perform a variety of roles in the new colony of Georgia including: constable, physician, surveyor, Indian agent, soldier, member of the royal council, treasurer, and senior justice of the province. In 1736, Jones leased 500 acres form the Trustees of Georgia and in 1745, finished construction of the fortified home he named "Wormslow." From this outpost, Jones commanded a company of marines charged with patrolling the inland water route and alerting Savannah of any Spanish attack. Wormslow was also well known for its horticultural efforts. Indigo, rice and silk were all cultivated here by Jones, his indentured servants, and later slaves. Following generations of the Jones family lived at Wormsloe for over two centuries, building on their ancestor`s prominent role in Georgia history. The tabby ruins of the original "Wormslow" home survive as the last architectural remnant of Savannah from the Oglethorpe era (1733-1743).
HM NumberHM71V
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-100_MARK
Year Placed1992
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 493399 N 3536807
Decimal Degrees31.96725000, -81.06985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.035', W 81° 4.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 2.10" N, 81° 4' 11.46" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah GA 31406, US
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