John Abbot

John Abbot (HMFXF)

Location: Sylvania, GA 30467 Screven County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 49.647', W 81° 37.336'

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John Abbot, world famed entomologist andcollector of Lepidoptera came to Georgiafrom London in 1790, and settled in Jacksonboro, where he remained many yearscollecting Lepidopterous insects. He was sentto Georgia by a London collector and publisher.

Abbot, besides being an assiduous collector,was an artist of some note. Many volumes ofhis insects in color, with the particulars of theirhabits, food and metamorphoses werepublished in London. His books are the prizedpossessions of many of the world's leadingUniversities and Museums.

Abbot died about1840 and it is thought that his unmarked grave isnot many feet west of this marker.
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HM NumberHMFXF
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number124-19
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 441757 N 3632329
Decimal Degrees32.82745000, -81.62226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.647', W 81° 37.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 38.82" N, 81° 37' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2830 Burton's Ferry Hwy, Sylvania GA 30467, US
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