Stately Oak, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Stately Oaks Plantation is a Greek Revival antebellum mansion located in Margaret Mitchell Memorial Park in Jonesboro, Georgia. Built in 1839, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.It is also known as Orr House, The Oaks, and Robert McCord House and it is included in the Jonesboro Historic District.

Stately Oaks is owned by Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc., and features the period house, the home’s separate log kitchen, a well house, a tenant house, an 1896 country store, and a one room schoolhouse.

The house was believed to be the inspiration for Tara, the legendary home of Scarlett O’Hara and her family in Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind.

The Columbia River Gorge is a canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Up to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) deep, the canyon stretches for over 80 miles (130 km) as the river winds westward through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south. Extending roughly from the confluence of the Columbia with the Deschutes River down to eastern reaches of the Portland metropolitan area, the water gap furnishes the only navigable route through the Cascades and the only water connection between the Columbia River Plateau and the Pacific Ocean.

The gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area called the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and is managed by the Columbia River Gorge Commission and the US Forest Service. The gorge is a popular recreational destination.

Stately Oak, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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