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Sept.3…. Noble Jones

Just a little Peek into some history of Savannah ,Ga. The Wormsloe Plantation is a lovely place to visit ,Spring and fall are my picks when visiting because it can be very warm in summer.

A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and the first group of settlers from England. Wormsloe’s tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah.

Surviving hunger, plague and warfare in the rugged environment of Georgia, Jones went on to serve the colony as a doctor, constable, Indian agent, Royal Councilor and surveyor, laying out the towns of Augusta and New Ebenezer. He also commanded a company of marines charged with defending the Georgia coast from the Spanish. Jones died at the beginning of the American Revolution, but his descendants sustained Wormsloe until the state of Georgia acquired most of the plantation in 1973. ( note.. taken from their website)

Some of his tools on display

Blacksmith’s building

The chinking was made with clay and oysters shell

The burial place of Noble Jones and family

Part of the remaining fort wall

After lots of walking ,there’s nothing that is more refreshing then some ocean water and sand to the feet.

And a sketch.. a hut on the plantation….

Have a lovely week ,friends!