ABOUT RICHMOND HILL, GA HOMES FOR SALE AND LOCAL COMMUNITY
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Richmond Hill has a historical connection to industrialist Henry Ford. Ford used the town, formerly known as Ways Station, as a winter home, and philanthropic social experiment, building the complex known as the Ford Farms along the Ogeechee River in the 1930s. After just one visit they chose this area as their Winter Home. Ford's dwelling was built on the site of Richmond Plantation, which was burned by elements of General William T. Sherman's army at the conclusion of the "March to the Sea".
Ford's holdings eventually totaled 85,000 acres (340 km2) of agricultural and timber lands, most of which is now owned by the State of Georgia or ITT Rayonier, a timber company. Ford was also responsible for the construction of a number of public buildings, including a kindergarten, which now houses the museum of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, and a chapel which now houses St. Anne's Catholic Church. Both are located on Georgia S.R. 144, also known as Ford Avenue within the Richmond Hill city limits. The Ford Plantation has now been redeveloped as a luxury resort, with vacation cottages, a clubhouse, tennis, and golf. When it was suggested that the town be renamed with "Ford", Mr. Ford declined and instead Ways Station was renamed "Richmond Hill" after the site of Ford's home on the banks of the Ogeechee River. Richmond Hill was incorporated in March 1962.
Richmond Hill, GA is a thriving community along Georgia's colonial coast, and is among the fastest growing communities in the nation. Located in South Bryan County, 20 miles from Savannah, Richmond Hill continues to grow as an alternative to the increasing congestion and taxes in Savannah/Chatham County.
The Richmond Hill area is the perfect place to raise a family, to start or grow a business, or to relocate your business for a better quality of life and a better quality of business. To find out more about Richmond Hill click here.
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