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First Pecan Trees Grown Here About 1840 GHM 020-4
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 43.371 W 081° 32.760
17R E 447725 N 3399014
Quick Description: The "First Pecan Trees Grown Here About 1840" historical marker is located in the 200 block of Weed Street, near the intersection with Ready Street, in St. Marys, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 12:27:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM36H2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 16

Long Description:
The marker reads as follows:

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 pecan was generally known.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 020-4

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Not listed

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