Ashantilly (HMG06)

Location: Darien, GA 31305 McIntosh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 22.933', W 81° 24.927'

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Built ca. 1820, Ashantilly was the mainland residence of prominent antebellum planter Thomas Spalding (1774-1851), owner of the nearby Sapelo Island Plantation. The house, likely built by Spalding's slaves, was constructed of tabby, an equal mix of oyster shell, sand, water and lime. Ashantilly was named for Spalding's ancestral home in County Perth, Scotland. He died at Ashantilly and is interred in the family burial ground adjacent to the property. William G. Haynes, Jr. (1908-2001), proprietor of the Ashantilly Press, was the last private owner of Ashantilly. In 1993 the Haynes family donated the property to the Ashantilly Center, Inc.
HM NumberHMG06
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number95-5
Year Placed2009
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and The Lower Altamaha Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 7:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 460497 N 3472036
Decimal Degrees31.38221667, -81.41545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 22.933', W 81° 24.927'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 22' 55.98" N, 81° 24' 55.62" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 58 GA Hwy 99, Darien GA 31305, US
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