Slave Garden

Slave Garden (HM29NX)

Location: Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 White County
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N 34° 41.185', W 83° 40.568'

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Many masters allowed their slaves to work a garden patch near their dwellings for personal consumption, to supplement limited rations, or to sell surplus produce to acquire "luxury" items like fish hooks or farm tools. Slaves cultivated gardens when not laboring for their masters, often by moonlight or on rare days off. They grew vegetables such as beans, peas, greens, squash, yams, corn, melons and potatoes, co-mingled with gourds for use as dippers and containers. Fences protected garden plots from free-roaming pigs, chickens, and cattle. The fence around this slave garden is made with split oak palings. In the Southeast, other types of garden fences included, brush, wattle, post and board, post and rail, hedges and split rail.
HM NumberHM29NX
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Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 254838 N 3841528
Decimal Degrees34.68641667, -83.67613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.185', W 83° 40.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 11.1" N, 83° 40' 34.08" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 283 GA-255, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, US
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