When you think of the southern plantations you may think of the
movie "Gone with the Wind". The definition of a plantation
is an estate where crops are grown for cash. These crops can be
cotton, sugar and even tobacco.
Southern plantations make one drift back
Southern plantations go way back to the days of the slaves. Plantation
owners used these slaves as workers to pick their crops and even
clean their homes. These old southern homes were beautiful and
they defined history.
Southern plantations and their styles date back to the 17th century.
You can find the most beautiful and famous plantation homes in
states like Louisiana, Texas and Georgia. Louisiana offers the
Beauregard House, which was built in 1833, and the Bocage Plantation
of 1801. Today these plantations are considered to be historical
Historical plantations are located throughout South Carolina,
Louisiana, Virginia and Tennessee just to name a few. Some of
the most historic plantations can be found in South Carolina.
Some of the most popular are the Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens,
Drayton Hall and Magnolia Plantation and Its Garden. Located in
Franklin Tennessee is the historical Carton Plantation. This home
was the biggest Confederate Hospitals during the Civil War.
Southern plantation with a white swing is
Though many of the older and popular
plantations have been converted to museums or even hotels,
there are many home contractors out there that can build
you your own plantation homes. These builders are often
found down south since a lot of land is needed to be considered
If you can't afford to build your own plantation, wouldn't it
be fun to visit one. In some southern states like Georgia, Virginia
and Louisiana, there are plenty of tour companies out there that
offer a chance of a lifetime.
For a pre-determined fee you can tour some of the souths most
beautiful, famous and most historic plantations. If you are planning
a tour down south, look up any tour company online and get the
best tour you can. It truly is a chance of a lifetime.
If you are planning a wedding and you live down south, wouldn't
a plantation wedding be a dream come true. Check out the local
plantations, some of them will rent out the plantation for a wedding
or a party.
There are even some plantations that have been turned into hotels
too. Check with your local real estate agent next time you are
planning a trip to Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, South Carolina
and other wonderful southern states.
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There are some plantations that have been turned into apartments.
You can rent these apartments and get an idea what life was life
back on a true southern plantation.
There is a great deao of information on this website on southern
plantations, the history behind them, who lived there and what
the life and the culture was like. It was nothing like the life
we have today.
Slavery shamed the South, but there was also a separate life
that needs to be remembered that is both romantic and difficult.
Living in those times was different and if you knew even some
of what life was like back on the plantation you would be surprised.
Life may not have been like "Gone with the Wind" but
it needs to be remembered nonetheless.
Wacky Facts about Plantations
The earliest plantations in history can be traced back to the
Roman Empire where olive oil and wine was produced.
The Southern-most plantations in the United States were actually
located in Hawaii.