First Pecan Trees Grown Here About 1840

First Pecan Trees Grown Here About 1840 (HM9CG)

Location: St Marys, GA 31558 Camden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 43.371', W 81° 32.758'

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Grown from pecan nuts found floating at sea by Capt. Samuel F. Flood and planted by his wife, nee Rebecca Grovenstine, on Block 47.
The remainder of these nuts were planted by St. Joseph Sebastian Arnow in the north half of Block 26.
These first plantings produced large and heavy-bearing trees, as did their nuts and shoots in turn. Taken from St. Marys to distant points throughout southeastern states they became famous before the Texas pecans were generally known.
HM NumberHM9CG
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number020-4
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 447728 N 3399014
Decimal Degrees30.72285000, -81.54596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.371', W 81° 32.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 22.26" N, 81° 32' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 E Weed St, St Marys GA 31558, US
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