715 Jarrell Plantation Road
Juliette, Georgia 31046

Benjamin Richard "Dick" Jarrell

Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Jarrell, wife of Dick Jarrell, on their wedding day in 1891.

The first Jarrell family settled in Jones County, Georgia, in 1820. For almost 200 years they drew sustenance, and sometimes prosperity, from this begrudging land. Their ingenuity and tenacity are evident in all they accomplished here.

The first two homes built on the land, along with the buildings and equipment of the self-sustaining farm, were donated by the Jarrel1 family to the State of Georgia in 1974 to form the Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site.

The Jarrel1 1920 House, their third existing home here, is still privately owned. It is an 1850s style plantation country house with walls and ceilings of rare heart pine -- felled, milled, and assembled by Dick Jarrel1 and his sons and nephews at the Jarrel1 Plantation. Dick, his wife Mamie, and their ten children, moved into their home in 1920. The house has been passed down to Dick's grandson, who, with his wife, operate the bed and breakfast.

Guests receive free tours of the Jarrell 1920 House and adjoining Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, (E-mail state site) both in the National Register of Historic Places.

Return to another age. Walk through almost 100 years of Jarrell family history in The Jarrell 1920 House -- each step a witness to the character that made our nation.