Pebble Hill Plantation
Pebble Hill Plantation is one of the south's grandest estates. It features a mansion built 1934, outbuildings, landscaped grounds and gardens, and horses, dogs and other animals. The mansion features art, antiques and other furnishings once owned by the Hanna family, whose last descendant, Elizabeth "Pansy" Ireland, died in 1978. Thomas Melville Hanna bought the property in 1896. The Hannas became well known for their skill in raising championship quality cow herds and, later, horse breeding and racing. The family also took great care in leaving most of the property undeveloped in order to sustain the wildlife. Given this history and the architecture of the Greek Revival mansion, the plantation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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