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c. 1840 Antebellum

248 Reynold Bend Rd SE
Rome, Georgia

Margaretta Hall

Margaretta Hall
Margaretta Hall
This elegant southern charmer will take you back in time as you enjoy the beautiful landscape and views that it has to offer. Built by J.J. Skinner circa-1840, this Greek Revival Plantation will make you feel like you are reliving history. Margaretta Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places due to its rich Civil War History. The front of this stately home is lined with 170 year old boxwoods leading to the original Doric columns. A large second balcony overlooks the splendid grounds. The grounds feature mature and rare trees, including a rare over 2 story tall Monkey Puzzle tree. The 8.2 acre property offers a 6 car garage with an office, large pole barn, log 1 bedroom guesthouse, 20x50 gunite pool, original servant’s quarters, well house and several other outbuildings. This 3,472 square foot home features 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, finished basement and storm cellar. It has been restored to its original beauty. Convenient to both Rome and Cartersville, this gem is nestled in the hills of Floyd County and very close to the beautiful Barnsley Gardens Resort and Kingston Downs. Margaretta Hall would be perfect for use as a wedding venue, bed and breakfast or an elegant private residence.
Porch View
Porch View
View From Upstairs Balcony
View From Upstairs Balcony
Foyer
Foyer
Aerial View
Aerial View
Historical Plaque
Historical Plaque
Rear View of House
Rear View of House
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,472
Stories 2.0
Acres 8.0
MLS No. 8193323

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History

Margaretta Hall is a stately Greek Revival Mansion built Circa 1840 by J.J. Skinner of Augusta Georgia. It is located near the Etowah River, Barnsley Gardens and Kingston Downs. J.J. Skinner received the property in the land grants issued after the Indian evacuation. The vast estate was composed of 2,800 acres. Prior to the House being built, there was a fort located on the property – Over 400 Indians were housed there before starting the Westward relocation called “The Trail of Tears.”
One night during the War between the States, Margaretta Skinner kept vigil on the widow’s walk a top their home waving a lantern throughout the night, warning their neighbors that Rome was burning, set afire by the invading Yankee forces led by Major General William Tecumseh Sherman.
A few days later, Union Soldiers arrived at the house. The General Sherman ordered the furnishings of the house to be burned and cut the Persian rugs into strips for horse blankets. The house was spared because Margaretta Skinner had nursed back to health a Union Soldier, a cousin of General Sherman, who wounded there dazed and wounded. The property is the grave site of Lindsey Skinner, son of Margaretta and J.J. Skinner, who died of injuries while serving in the War.
The Boxwood walk is a priceless treasure of this historic place. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Etowah Valley Historic District. The stately Greek revival home today, as in yesterday, exemplifies the architectural feats of our forebears.

Recent Improvements

Current owner has completed 18 month renovation.

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Listing No. 26768

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