Pebble Hill Plantation

Pebble Hill Plantation is a plantation and museum located near Thomasville, Georgia. The plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pebble Hill Plantation
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Pebble Hill Plantation is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Pebble Hill Plantation
Pebble Hill Plantation is located in the United States
Pebble Hill Plantation
Nearest cityThomasville, Georgia
Coordinates30°46′49″N 84°03′50″W / 30.78022°N 84.06386°W / 30.78022; -84.06386Coordinates: 30°46′49″N 84°03′50″W / 30.78022°N 84.06386°W / 30.78022; -84.06386
Area3,000 acres (1,200 ha)
Built1934
ArchitectAbram Garfield
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Classical Revival
NRHP reference No.90000146[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 23, 1990

HistoryEdit

The plantation was established in the 1820s, when Thomas Jefferson Johnson built the first house.[2][3] After his death, the plantation was inherited by his daughter, Julia Ann, and her husband, John H. Mitchell.[2] They hired English architect John Wind to design a new mansion.[2][3] Their slaves grew cotton, tobacco and rice.[2]

The plantation was purchased by Thomas Melville Hanna in 1896.[2] It was passed on to his daughter Kate in 1901,[3] who turned it into a hunting estate.[2] After the main house burned down in 1934, architect Abram Garfield designed the new mansion, completed in 1936.[2][3] After Kate's death, the plantation was inherited by her daughter, Elizabeth "Pansy" Ireland.[2]

Through the Pebble Peach Foundation endowed by Pansy Ireland, the plantation is open to the public.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Pinkas, Lilly; Pinkas, Joseph (2000). Guide to the Gardens of Georgia. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press. pp. 42–44. ISBN 1561641987. OCLC 42716458.
  3. ^ a b c d Higginbotham, Sylvia (2000). Marvelous Old Mansions: And Other Southern Treasures. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, Publisher. p. 40. ISBN 0895872277. OCLC 44413987.

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