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Awesome Historical Facts About Indian Seats at Sawnee in Cumming, GA

The first genuine plantation shutters were manufactured in India by the colony of Georgia in the latter part of the eighteenth century. In the late eighteen hundreds, a merchant from New Orleans, Oneschel Johnson, started manufacturing plantation shutters in Georgia under the name “Indian shutters”. Several years later, during the early nineteenth century, John E. Frye started manufacturing and selling them in the U.S. The shutters were originally called “plantation shutters” since they were originally made on plantations owned by indentured immigrants from India. Cumming, GA can be seen here.

Today plantation shutter styles in the U.S. are still available for those looking to buy or design their own. These products have come to stay; however many of the original plantation shutters that were made in the early to mid-nineteenth centuries are no longer being made. This is because most of these shutters were created with wooden frames and weathered iron; therefore most shutters are not worth much more today than when they were first sold. Click here to read about Four Scythes Haunted Attraction/Cumming Scare Fair – Georgia’s Most Spooky Haunted Historical Fair.

Some plantation shutters are available today as reproductions and are being sold as authentic plantation shutters but most are simply cheap faux looking reproductions. If you do decide to invest in authentic plantation shutters, it would be wise to check factory documented proof of authenticity and origin of the shutters. This information is readily available for factory directed plantation shutters but not for off-brand copies. There are many reputable dealers online who can provide proof of authenticity if you are unsure of your sources.