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The Jarrell homestead.
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The Jarrell homestead.
Description - Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site is 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, Emancipation, Reconstruction, 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.
After John's death, his son diversified the farm by 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.

Recreation - The primary attraction at Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site is exploring the site of a historic cotton plantation. There are not any outdoor activities offered at this historic site.

Climate - Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months. Be prepared for occasional cold weather during the winter, especially at the higher elevations in northern Georgia.

Location - Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site is located in the Plains Region of central Georgia. The park is situated in northwest Jones County, 18 miles north of Macon via northbound I-75 off of Macon exit #55.


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Filed By: B-to the eezy (macon, ga.)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: The toughest part about going to Jarrell Plantation was walking around the very big plantation.The biggest reward of the trip was seeing the mule and three sheep. We also liked seeing the chicken coop. The best place to eat at Jarrell Plantation is by the pond. For the next person who goes there I think they should go to the well first and then see the animals in field outside the barn.


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Contact Information:
Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road , Juliette, GA, 31046, Phone: 912-986-5919

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Georgia's Historic Sites -
Plains Region - This area is located at the western edge of Georgia along the Alabama state line and south to the Florida line. Columbus is the major city in the area. These areas include lakes and rivers as well as historic home sites.

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