aka SATILLA RIVER (HUNTING) CLUB
plantation is a beautiful old plantation house that sits on a high bluff
overlooking the Satilla River. Once located in Wayne County, which used to
be a part of Camden, the land it sits on became a part of Brantley County
when the young county was formed in 1920.
It can be reached, on the Camden side, by traveling north up Highway 110
out of Waverly until you reach Kings Bay Road - which lies just south of
Homeward Cemetery. Turn west onto Kings Bay Road and travel down this dirt
road for 1-2 miles. You'll see a sign for the Satilla River Hunting Club and
the road will dead end in Brantley County at Linda Plantation.
If you are coming from Brantley County, you can drive 5.5 miles south of
Atkinson on Hwy 259; turn right on county road 176. The road will dead end
at the house. The cemetery is a few hundred feet north of the house on a
As usual I took way too many pictures! I've selected my favorites for
this web page. As it is, I still picked too many!
On March 8, 2001 I accompanied the Guale Historical Society on a "ramble"
to Linda Plantation.
In the early years the area was settled by West Sheffield (married first
to Susan Sherod and second to Martha Elizabeth Randall). Sheffield built a
home made of logs, which eventually burned.
West and Elizabeth are buried in the family cemetery behind the house.
Nearby lived James Fort (9/8/1765-3/22/1848). James was the husband of Martha Gibson
Fort (5/22/1775-?). Both are now buried in Homeward Cemetery in Camden County.
When Fort's daughter Mary Eleanor Gibson Fort married Stephen Clay King, Fort bought Linda Plantation for them. Linda was later passed on to Mary and Stephen's son, James Fort King. James Fort King built the current Linda Plantation House in 1854.
Supposedly the name came from a play that Mary E.G.F. King saw called, "Linda".
In 1922 the plantation was sold to the Satilla River Hunting Club of Macon, Georgia.