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Artist's Rendering of Forest Home Plantation

This sketch of the garden layout at Forest Home Plantation, just west of Decatur, Morgan County, is based on the remembrance of a daughter of Absalom L. and Ann Fennel Davis, the latter who designed the garden patterned after those in Virginia. Constructed in the late 1850s, the house was a two-story rectangular structure with a gabled roof and chimneys at either end and the center of a 300-acre plantation that primarily cultivated cotton. Unoccupied for years, it was nominated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It burned down in 1991.
Courtesy of Robert Gamble