Burge Plantation

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Burge Farm
Burge Plantation is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Burge Plantation
Burge Plantation is located in the US
Burge Plantation
Nearest city Newborn, Georgia
Coordinates 33°32′34″N 83°43′13″W / 33.54278°N 83.72028°W / 33.54278; -83.72028Coordinates: 33°32′34″N 83°43′13″W / 33.54278°N 83.72028°W / 33.54278; -83.72028
Area 603.3 acres (244.1 ha)
Built 1830 (1830)
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 00000467[1]
Added to NRHP May 11, 2000

The Burge Plantation, also known as the Burge Farm, is a historic farm estate in Newborn, Georgia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 2000. It is generally bounded by GA 142, Cook Road, Morehouse Road and Sewell Road.

Wiley Burge purchased the property in 1809 and farmed it with slaves. His son Thomas took over and his wife, Dolly Lunt (Lewis) Burge (a native of Maine), kept a journal from 1848 through 1879 that has been published and included in the series Southern Voices from the Past: Women’s Letters, Diaries, and Writings. It has also been depicted in Sherman's March (2007 film) for its depictions of the arrival of General Tecumseh Sherman's army on the property during the American Civil War. The site is now a private club and part of the Covington Historic Homes Tour.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Burge Plantation[permanent dead link] Things to do in Georgia

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