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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM70E_birthplace-of-john-mcintosh-kell_Darien-GA.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6ZB_200-years-of-sawmilling_Darien-GA.html
For nearly two centuries the story of sawmilling in the Southeast was enacted on this point on the Altamaha River. In the summer of 1721, men from South Carolina sawed the 3-inch planks to build Fort King George. In 1736, indentured servants of th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6YI_new-inverness_Darien-GA.html
To theHighlanders of Scotlandwho founded New Inverness in 1736 ADTheir valor defended the struggling colonyfrom - the - Spanish - invasionTheir ideals traditions and cultureenrichedthe land of their adoption
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6Y7_butler-island-plantation_Darien-GA.html
Famous rice Plantation of the 19th century, owned by Pierce Butler of Philadelphia. A system of dikes and canals for the cultivation of rice, installed by engineers from Holland, is still in evidence in the old fields, and has been used as a patte…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6U7_confederate-post-in-1864_Darien-GA.html
Near this spot, Company F of the Third South Carolina Cavalry, Lieut. W.L. Mole commanding, was stationed during the summer of 1864. The Company was on Patrol duty, guarding the Coast of McIntosh County. On the night of August 18th, the post wa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6TF_vernon-square_Darien-GA.html
During the 19th and early 20th centuriesthis area was the business, social andreligious center of Darien. The powerfulBank of Darien with branches in five citiesoperated here until 1842. Prominent merchantsand timber barons lived in homes aroundVe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6T8_fort-darien_Darien-GA.html
Fort Darien, laid out by General James Edward Oglethorpe in 1736, was built on this first high bluff of the Altamaha river to protect the new town of Darien. It was a large fortification, with two bastions and 2 half bastions, and was defended by …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6T6_port-of-darien_Darien-GA.html
Situated ten miles from the Atlantic near the mouth of the Altamaha River, Darien attained prominence as a seaport in the 1820s. Rice and upland cotton from Georgia`s interior were shipped from the waterfront. From 1870 to 1900, Darien served as t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6SZ_south-newport-baptist-church_Darien-GA.html
This Church was organized by the Rev. Charles O. Screven at Harris Neck, 7 miles West of here, during the early 1800's. As the Harris Neck Baptist Church, it was admitted to the Sunbury Baptist Association November 12, 1824. In the early 1830's, t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6SI_site-of-bank-of-darien_Darien-GA.html
The old Bank of Darien, in its day the strongest Bank South of Philadelphia, was organized in 1818 with a Capital Stock of $1,000,000. The first Directors on the part of the State were: Thomas Spalding, Scott Cray, John McIntosh, James Troup, Jame…
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