Butler Rice Plantation

Visiting the Butler Island Rice Plantation in Darien, Georgia.  In the 1790s, Major Pierce Butler planted the land on the Altamaha Delta, which provided perfect conditions for growing rice. In 1838, the major’s grandson, Captain Pierce Butler, who married British stage actress Fanny Kemble, arrived at the plantation for a six-month working visit. Kemble, who…

Darling Darien

The shrimp boats of Darien Georgia.  A visit to Darien has been on my travel bucket list for the past year. While I only had an hour to spend exploring the docks, I finally get to check it off.  Darien is located halfway between Savannah, Georgia, to the north, and Jacksonville, Florida, to the South….