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.


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.

711 Jarrell Plantation Rd.
Juliette, GA 31046
Jones County



Make a Corn Shuck Doll
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Learn to make a corn shuck doll. Accompanying adults are encouraged to help tying square or granny knots.  $5. 478-986-5172.
Green Tomato Festival
Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/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. 31 and Nov. 1, 9am-5pm.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Help Prepare Griswoldville Battlefield for the Commemoration
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Come help spruce up Griswoldville Battlefield in preparation for the Commemoration program: landscaping, mow, weedeat, pick up trash. Wear work clothes and shoes, bring gloves. Call to participate. 478-986-5172.
Battle of Griswoldville 151st Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Civil War History EventPresented by: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
This event will take place at Griswoldville Battlefield 30 miles east of Jarrell Plantation. Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864... 478-986-5172.
Jarrell Plantation Candlelight Christmas
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 5 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Experience an 1890's Christmas at night with natural greenery and homemade decorations while visiting two of the Jarrell Family historic homes. Then warm with spiced cider..  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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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