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Georgia Plantation Put Up For Sale at $42 Million

By: AP
By: AP

Thomasville, Georgia (AP) --

Longpine Plantation, owned for many years by the family of auto pioneer Henry Ford, has been placed on the market with an asking price of $42 million.

Ford's granddaughter, Josephine Ford, ran the 6,000-acre south Georgia for nearly 40 years until her death in 2005. It features a main residence of 4,500 square feet, a kennel, stables and staff residences. It's famous as a hunting preserve and is particularly popular among
quail hunters.

In addition to a 7-acre pond near the main residence, there is a
15-acre floodable duck pond, the 80-100 acre Rigdon Pond and
43-acre Lake Josephine.

Jon Kohler, whose plantation brokerage firm represents the Ford
family trust, which owns the property, said it's the first
time Longpine has been on the market since 1888.


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