Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site

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Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N
Brunswick, GA 31525
912-264-7333
http://gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfieldPlantation
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This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgias rice coast. In the early 1800s, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River. The plantation and its inhabitants were part of the genteel low country society that developed during the antebellum period. While many factors made rice cultivation increasingly difficult in the years after the Civil War, the family continued to grow rice until 1913.

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