The Ford Plantation Project, Georgia


Brockington and Associates, Inc., conducted an intensive Phase I cultural resources survey and Phase II testing project in 1998, for the Ford Plantation Development, in Bryan County, Georgia. The project encompassed approximately 720 hectares (1,800 acres). Survey consisted of background archival research (to locate previously identified cultural resources and to assess the potential for new discovery), fieldwork (excavation of shovel test probes, pedestrian reconnaissance, and 2 by 2 meter test units), and report production. Phase II testing was followed by Phase III data recovery investigations at eight sites in 2000 and 2001. These eight sites (9BN44, 9BN49, 9BN56, 9BN57, 9BN58, 9BN174, 9BN176, and 9BN177) form portions of three antebellum rice plantations (Silk Hope, Cherry Hill, and Dublin/Richmond). The specific methods, results, analyses, and recommendations for Silk Hope (9BN58 and 9BN176) are presented in one volume; those for Cherry Hill (9BN49/56/57) and Dublin/Richmond (9BN44, 9BN174, and 9BN177) are in other volumes of the series.

Cite this Record

The Ford Plantation Project, Georgia. ( tDAR id: 391027) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NP25VK

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.381; min lat: 31.865 ; max long: -81.199; max lat: 32.006 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas G. Whitley; Scott Butler

Landowner(s): The Ford Plantation L.L.C. (Richmond Hill, Georgia)

Sponsor(s): The Ford Plantation L.L.C. (Richmond Hill, Georgia)

Submitted To(s): USACE, Savannah District

Source Collections

Curation facility: Erskine Ramsay Archaeological Repository, Moundville, AL

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  1. Data Recovery Excavations at Dublin/Richmond Plantation, (Sites 9BN44, 9BN174, 9BN177), Bryan County, Georgia (2003)
  2. The Ford Plantation Project: Archaeological Data Recovery at Cherry Hill Plantation (9BN49/56/57), Bryan County, Georgia (2003)
  3. The Ford Plantation Project: Archaeological Data Recovery at Silk Hope Plantation (9BN58 & 9BN176), Bryan County, Georgia (2003)