Butler Island Plantation historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Butler Island Plantation historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--McIntosh County
Plantations--Georgia--McIntosh County
Location:
United States, Georgia, McIntosh County, 31.4838062, -81.3755664
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: U.S. 17 1.3 miles south of Darien
Text of marker: "BUTLER ISLAND PLANTATION. 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 pattern for similar operations in recent years. During a visit here with her husband in 1839-40, Pierce Butler's wife, the brilliant English actress, Fannie Kemble, wrote her "Journal of a Residence On A Georgia Plantation," which is said to have influenced England against the Confederacy. 095-25 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_butler-island-plantation
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_butler-island-plantation
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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