Washington's Southern Tour

Washington's Southern Tour (HMC8J)

Location: Port Wentworth, GA 31407 Chatham County
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N 32° 10.846', W 81° 11.296'

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Near here stood Mulberry Grove, plantation home of General Nathanael Greene and Catherine Littlefield Greene. President George Washington twice visited the widowed Mrs. Greene at Mulberry Grove during the Southern tour of 1791. Traveling downriver from Purrysburg, South Carolina to Savannah on Thursday, May 12, Washington "called upon Mrs. Greene & asked her how she did." Three days later, en route overland from Savannah to Augusta, the President "dined at Mulberry Grove" before traveling on to lodge at "one Spencers" fifteen miles north in Effingham County. After traveling through modern-day Screven and Burke counties, Washington reached Augusta on Wednesday, May 18.
HM NumberHMC8J
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series, and the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series.
Marker Number25-4
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society, The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia, and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 482252 N 3560488
Decimal Degrees32.18076667, -81.18826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 10.846', W 81° 11.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 10' 50.76" N, 81° 11' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7400-7466 Augusta Rd, Port Wentworth GA 31407, US
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