ford plantation

Ford Mansion in Richmond Hill, Georgia, built in 1936. Originally established in 1747 as Dublin plantation; my 7th great uncle John Harn planted the live oak avenue in the shape of an “H” that same year. It then passed to Thomas Savage Clay in the early 19th century and was renamed Richmond-on-Ogeechee. The Clay family plantation house was burned in December of 1864 during Sherman’s March to the Sea. It was later acquired by Henry Ford, who named his winter residence Richmond Hill.