Major Robert Farmar Plantation

Major Robert Farmar Plantation (HM195N)

Location: Bay Minette, AL 36507 Baldwin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 58.981', W 87° 52.062'

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Here on the banks of the Tensaw River — named for the Tensa Indian tribe whose principal village was located at this place — Major Robert Farmar developed a plantation c. 1772. Farmar was one of the most prominent and controversial Alabamians of the British period, being commander of the regiments at Mobile from 1763-1765. He resigned his commission in 1768 and was elected to every Commons House of Assembly for the District of West Florida from 1769 until his death in 1778. Artist-Naturalist, William Bartram, visited Farmar here in 1775, and recorded eloquently and well the plant life of the area. Farmar's plantation encompassed what is now the town of Stockton.

Erected by the Snook Foundation (John McClure and Marjorie Younge Snook) Through the Baldwin County Historical Society.
HM NumberHM195N
Year Placed1977
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 417147 N 3428042
Decimal Degrees30.98301667, -87.86770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 58.981', W 87° 52.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 58' 58.86" N, 87° 52' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8510 Lower Bryants Landing Rd, Bay Minette AL 36507, US
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