|If the majestic 200 year old oak trees on Red Gate Farms Plantation could talk, perhaps they would tell us about the Indians & Colonists who have walked this land or the wild animals who once roamed here. The trees cannot tell us their tales, but through research we know that the land was used as an encampment for Confederate soldiers, and later occupied by General Sherman after his March to the Sea--many Civil War artifacts have been found on the land.
Mr Harry E Martin, Jr purchased the wooded 440 acres in 1931, which he & his wife named "Red Gate Plantation Farms". The plantation was named in memory of Mrs Martin's cousin, Cyrus Steadwell, who was killed
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