South Georgia’s hidden gems: from forts to plantations

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South Georgia boasts a rich history of various origins. The oldest surviving building in Georgia is Fort King George, a colonial-era structure located near Darien, which played a role in defending the British Empire. Step back in time at Jarrell Plantation, a meticulously restored plantation near Juliette, and learn about the plantation owners and enslaved people who lived and worked here. For a glimpse into Native American heritage, visit the Chief Vann House Historic Site in Chatsworth.

Explore this elegant Cherokee house built in 1804 and learn about the forced removal of the Cherokee people on the Trail of Tears.

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