Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Monday, November 28, 2016

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site

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.

Just beyond the boundary of the site, there is an additional home operated as a bed and breakfast that is still owned by the Jarrell family.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

It is amazing to see how many survived in the past and now as RVers we live with so much less or is it actually more.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I love these types of tours. Thanks for all the photos. I am not sure I would have survived living during this time period. I am so spoiled, but of course I would have not known back then that indoor plumbing would exist in the future.

Linda said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Thank you so much for sharing your!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful tour!! I am too spoiled but very grateful. You were in our neck of the woods.

Gypsy said...

It is an amazing place in amazingly good condition. Hard to believe the original owners were able to keep it in their family.