Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
NOTICE: Jarrell Plantation is open Thursday-Saturday only.

Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survived Gen. Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” typhoid fever, the cotton boll weevil, the advent of steam power and a transition from farming to forestry.

In 1847, John Fitz Jarrell built a simple heart pine house typical of most plantations and made many of the furnishings visitors see today. In 1860, the 600-acre plantation was farmed by 39 slaves. After the Civil War, John increased his land to nearly 1,000 acres farmed by former slaves. As John aged, most workers left and the slave houses deteriorated and disappeared.

After John’s death, his son, Dick Jarrell, gave up teaching to return to the farm, and in 1895, he built a small house for his family that grew to 12 children. Dick diversified the farm, adding a sawmill, cotton gin, gristmill, shingle mill, planer, sugar cane press, syrup evaporator, workshop, barn and outbuildings. In 1974, his descendants donated these buildings to establish Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.052850 | W -083.723150

Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171.

Address
711 Jarrell Plantation Rd.
Juliette, GA 31046
Jones County
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Phone
478-986-5172

Green Tomato Festival
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2014 until Oct 26, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
In conjunction with the Juliette Green Tomato Festival, Jarrell Plantation will be open for people to visit the farm on both Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26, 9am-5pm.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Have you ever sipped fresh sugar cane juice, or tasted fresh cane syrup on a biscuit? Find out how in times past farmers made their own. Come experience syrup makin' day in the country. Plus craft making demonstrations throughout the farm.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Beginner quilters can learn about hand piecing and stitching in the big frame, and the steps of making a quilt. Also the Plantation Quilters Guild welcomes visitors to their meeting. 478-986-5172.
Battle of Griswoldville 150th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Civil War History EventPresenter/Location: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals and Union and Confederate encampments followed with a noon memorial service and battlefield tours... 478-986-5172.
A Jarrell Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Greenery from the woods decorates the 1847 plantation house and 1895 farm house. Learn to make simple paper decorations. Enjoy homemade spiced cider cooked on the wood burning stove and old style cookies, and warm up by the fireplace for music and stories.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Contacts
Bretta Perkins
706-468-2805  Interpretive Ranger, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site

Marty Fleming
478-986-5172  Historic Site Manager, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site

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