Millhaven Plantation, Screven County

Millhaven Plantation GA Screven County Farming Operations Water Tower Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Millhaven dates to 1769. It’s grown over the past two centuries into a mixed-purpose property that still includes active farming operations, timber holdings and hunting reservations. Today, it’ s owned by William S. Morris III of the Morris Communications Company, who has received awards for it conservation and management. That’s no small accomplishment considering it’s the largest farm operating as a single unit east of the Mississippi. The images that follow represent employee-related structures from the early to mid-20th century. I’d like to know more about them.

Millhaven Plantation GA Screven County Employee Housing Largest Farm East of Mississippi Abandoned Unit Red Siding Wooden Shingles Under Tin Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Millhaven Plantation GA Screven County Employee Housing Farms Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Millhaven GA Screven County Plantation Hunting Lands Largest Single Unit Farm East of Mississippi River Vernacular House Screen Porch Yellow Siding Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I’m not sure if the building below was a home or if it had a more public use.

Millhaven GA Screven County Plantation Largest Single Unit Farm East of Mississippi River Commissary Office Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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2 responses to “Millhaven Plantation, Screven County

  1. Dianna

    Barbecue and Toasts Barbecue
    Hosted by Mrs. Mary Ann (Mills) Bonnell
    04 Jul 1812 Screven County, GA
    A barbecue consisting of an ox and two deer, with suitable trimmings, on the 4th instant by the worthy Mrs. Mary Ann Bonnell, living in Screven County on the Augusta Road, near Millhaven. The invitation was general to everyone within a mile of her dwelling, professing Republican Principles. The number of guest amounted to 130 (54 of which were Mrs. Bonnell’s children and grandchildren). An exhibition of the pupils under Mr. W.C. Wylly’s tuition took place previous to the barbecue, which did honor to themselves and teacher, and grave great satisfaction to the parents and spectators. After the exhibition and partaking of the barbecue the following toasts were drank and at each toast, a platoon fired and three cheers were given
    By Mrs. Mary Ann Bonnell: “The young men of 1812 – May they prove themselves worth of the heritage left them by their fathers of 1776″.
    By Captain Thomas F. Lovett, Sr. “To our brethren in arms – first to the officers – second to the privates now engaged in our Country’s Cause, in front of St. Augustine”.
    By Captain Bell: “To the Governor of our State, David B. Mitchell, and his band of patriots who distinguished themselves so gallantly at Amelia Island”.
    By Captain Wm C. Wylly: “May the blessed will of the Supreme Being be with and protect our gallant officers and privates now engaged in our County’s Cause – May they all act with that patriotic valor which becomes a republican in the time of action”.
    By Thomas F. Lovett: “To the young officers and soldiers in the American Army – May they fight the battles of their country in the time of war, and when gentle peace returns, enjoy the smiles of the fair of Georgia”.
    By Mrs. Wm Bryan: “To our Naval officers and soldiers, Commander Roger, Commodore Decatur, together with the rest of our Naval Officers: and my patriotic valor reign in the breast for every American until the time is no more”.
    By Mrs. Thomas Mills: “To the President, Vice-President, and to such part of the members as are possessed of republican principles”.
    By John F. Lovett: “To the memory of General Green”.
    By Mrs. Robert Lovett: “Let virtue and valor reign through nations yet unborn of the republicans”.

  2. My Great Grand Daddy worked here as a young man…my Daddy’s farm adjoins this plantation. My late husband logged the swampy areas in the late 70’s. Millhaven has been there forever it seems…

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