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St. Marys, Georgia: Tabby Sugar Works Ruins

Seashell-encrusted rock wall ruins of a 200-year-old sugar mill back in the woods, right off of a main highway with its own parking area. For those who like convenient and cared-for ruins.

Charlie Smith Sr Hwy, St. Marys, GA
McIntosh Sugarmill Park. I-95 exit 6. Turn east onto Laurel Island Pkwy. Drive four miles. Turn left (no stoplight) onto Winding Rd. Drive 2.5 miles. Turn right at the stop sign onto Charlie Smith Sr Hwy. Drive one mile. You'll see the parking area for the Historic Tabby Ruins on the right. Walk back to the ruins.
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Tabby Sugar Works Ruins

These are the ruins of a Tabby Sugar works built by John Houstoun Mclntosh at New Canaan Plantation soon after 1825. In his sugar house Mcintosh installed what was, according to Thomas Spalding, the first horizontal cane mill worked by cattle power. After McIntosh's death in 1836 the plantation was sold to Col. Hallowes, who changed its name to Bollingbrook and lived there until after the Civil War. Hallowes planted cane and made sugar, and also used the Tabby Sugar Works as a starch factory, producing arrowroot starch in large quantities.

[Stephen Hanley, 02/09/2023]

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