In the latter half of the 1920s, Henry Ford began purchasing conjoined parcels of land along the Ogeechee River. When the land grab ceased, Henry Ford owned 70,000 acres of prime Coastal Georgia real estate that included three former rice plantations— Cherry Hill, Dublin-Richmond and Silk Hope.
Since that time, The Ford Plantation has experienced many transformations: the property has been reduced to a more manageable 1,800 acres; the amenities have grown in diversity and quality including one of the top residential golf courses in the country, and the ratio of greenspace to homesites assures that residents need never feel hemmed in.
This fall, the final phase of development at The Ford Plantation will commence when the Silk Hope project breaks ground. And just like The Ford Plantation homes clustered in Cherry Hill, MacAllister Point, and the Marina, Silk Hope will have its own unique character and attributes including a generous village green anchored by an open-air pavilion, an organic community garden, a wildlife and bird sanctuary observation area, and of course an icon of the Southern landscape, an oak alleé draped with Spanish moss that predates the Civil War.