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Liberty County Historical Markers

Lambert Plantation


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Lambert Plantation
  • Location: U.S. 17 at Bill Carter Rd., two miles south of Riceboro

LAMBERT PLANTATION

Just east of here was the 863 acre plantation of John Lambert which he purchased in 1784.

John Lambert was born in south Carolina in 1716 and died at his plantation here in December 1786. He is buried in the Midway Cemetery. He never married and, having no family, left his entire estate in a perpetual trust with the stipulation that the income be applied “to the support of the gospel, for the relief of the poor and distressed, or whatever pious and good purpose may be answered.” The executors sold the plantation and slaves in 1847 and invested the capital in securities. The Estate of John Lambert exists to this day, using the yearly income for “pious and good purposes.”

ERECTED 1994 BY THE EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN LAMBERT