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Jarrell Plantation Historic Site

 
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"Dating back to 1847, through generations of family members, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site is one of the last remaining examples of a vanishing culture with its authentic nineteenth and early twentieth century plantation buildings typical to Middle Georgia representing the change from an agricultural to an industrial based economy."

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.

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
 
Watch Video
"Dating back to 1847, through generations of family members, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site is one of the last remaining examples of a vanishing culture with its authentic nineteenth and early twentieth century plantation buildings typical to Middle Georgia representing the change from an agricultural to an industrial based economy."

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


Family Farm Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

History Trail GeoTour - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM - 5 PM

National Get Outdoors Day Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM - 5 PM

Summer Canning Workshop
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Ol' Time Independence Day
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 2 PM - 4 PM

Labor Day Folklife Festival
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Special Opening for Green Tomato Festival
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 9 AM - 5 PM

Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM - 1 PM

Candlelight Christmas
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM - 8 PM




Address
711 Jarrell Plantation Road
Juliette, GA 31046

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.

Phone
(478) 986-5172

 
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