Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Clayton News Daily
Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. celebrated the 175th birthday of Stately Oaks Plantation Sunday with a birthday party for the pre-Civil War house. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)
ONESBORO — History aficionados gathered in Stately Oaks’ Bethel Schoolhouse Sunday to celebrate one of Clayton County’s oldest structures.
This year marks the 175th anniversary of Stately Oaks’ construction. The pre-civil war plantation house, which is now operated as a living history museum, was feted by Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. volunteers during a weekend birthday party. The volunteers spent the afternoon swapping memories about the house.
Historical Jonesboro is planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Jonesborough later this year with the return of the Tara Ball in August and a re-enactors encampment at the house in September.