The plantation, located in Juliette, GA was started in 1847 by John Jarrell. It was one of the half million cotton plantations in the south that produced two thirds of the world's cotton. At its peak, the plantation included 1000 acres. What makes this site particularly important and interesting is that the plantation/farm continued to be owned by the same family until 1974 when the surviving members of the family donated the plantation/farm to the state. Remaining on the property is the first family home and two subsequent homes lived in by the family along with many work and industrial buildings.
The site remains just as it was left by the family. As you walk the grounds on a self guided tour, the lives of the family, slaves and other workers are revealed.