Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jarrell Plantation, Juliette, Georgia

Jarrell Plantation is a State Historic State near Juliette, GA. The visitor center has a museum, gift shop and movie. there are plantation buildings, a picnic area and a small parking lot, but does have a couple sites set for bus/RVs. It is only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and does have an entrance fee. The do have Saturday events and demonstrations.

You can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.  

This cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. There were three houses built. The 1920 house, which is not part of the tour, is now a Bed & Breakfast. The houses here aren’t fancy, like many people imagine plantation houses. This is more typical of the Georgia plantations with slaves. 

In 1860, the 600-acre plantation was farmed by 39 slaves. After the Civil War, John Jarrell increased his land to nearly 1,000 acres farmed by former slaves. In 1895, Dick, John’s son, added 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 Historic Site. 

For more pictures of this historic site, please click here.

1 comment:

  1. Tom and I have never explored that part of our beautiful country. Wonderful pictures. I am taking notes. Keep traveling safe.