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seersuckerandmagnolias: One of the most prosperous plantations, Retreat, was located on the southern tip of St. Simons Island. Anna Page King, who had inherited the land in 1826, planted the famous Avenue of Oaks that highlights the entrance to the Sea Island Golf Club. It is said that Anna grew such a perfuse abundance of flowers at Retreat that sailors nearing St. Simon’s Island could smell the flowers’ fragrance before they saw the island’s shores.