Hampton Plantation

Hampton Plantation (HMZ2T)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 15.307', W 81° 21.231'

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In 1774 Major Pierce Butler of South Carolina purchased Hampton Point in northwestern St. Simons Island, and by the 1790s Hampton was developed into the island's largest cotton plantation in land and slave population. Signer of the Constitution and member of the new U. S. Senate, Butler moved from Charleston to Philadelphia. In 1838 Major Butler's grandson, Pierce Butler, and his abolitionist wife, British actress Fanny Kemble, traveled to Georgia to inspect the Butler plantations. She wrote a scathing account that was published during the Civil War, creating much sensation in the North and in England. In 1859, to cover mounting debts, 436 slaves from Butler's Georgia plantations were sold in Savannah, an event known as "The Weeping Time."
HM NumberHMZ2T
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number63-10
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Friends of Coastal Georgia History, and Sea Island Company
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 466309 N 3457929
Decimal Degrees31.25511667, -81.35385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 15.307', W 81° 21.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 15' 18.42" N, 81° 21' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2913 Lawrence Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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