Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville

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Pebble Hill Plantation is a plantation and museum located near Thomasville, Georgia. The plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.HistoryThe plantation was established in the 1820s, when Thomas Jefferson Johnson built the first house. After his death, the plantation was inherited by his daughter, Julia Ann, and her husband, John H. Mitchell. They hired English architect John Wind to design a new mansion. They grew cotton, tobacco and rice.The plantation was purchased by Thomas Melville Hanna in 1896. It was passed on to his daughter Kate in 1901, who turned it into a hunting estate. After the main house burned down in 1934, architect Abram Garfield designed the new mansion, completed in 1936. After Kate's death, the plantation was inherited by her daughter, Elizabeth "Pansy" Ireland.Through the Pebble Peach Foundation endowed by Pansy Ireland, the plantation is open to the public.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This is how REALLY big money used to live! Firstly, nothing at Pebble Hill Plantation has anything at all to do with the Civil War. If you're only looking for "Old Dixie" this is not for you. Everythi...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    We were beyond impressed with the beauty and history of this property. Our guides took us back in time and we simply did nor want to return to the present or leave.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    We happened to find this on our way back to Florida from Canada. The guided tour takes you through the main house, room by room. We had a former history teacher as our guide. She was very knowledgeabl...  more »
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  • April 17, 2017
    Pretty area. Nice to walk around and explore the grounds. Besides the main house, there are lots of little buildings to see.
  • May 3, 2017
    Went to a wedding here. The place is a beautiful page out of history.
  • March 26, 2017
    Beautiful place at only 10 minutes drive from downtown Thomasville. Great for a nice and relaxing stroll.
  • May 1, 2017
    Beautiful grounds, great tour, knowledgeable guide and even an art show on the 2nd floor
  • February 28, 2017
    It's a walk back in time to another era. A beautiful place!

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