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History Of Rosemary

Rosemary Inn is a beautiful mansion built at the turn-of-the-century overlooking the beautiful town center of North Augusta, the Savannah River, and Augusta, Georgia. The mansion is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in America. The founding father of North Augusta, James U. Jackson, completed construction of it in 1902.

The home echoes the classic style of the antebellum era, although the interior reflects the fashion of the Gilded Age. Mr. Jackson reportedly searched through thirty trainloads of pine lumber - free of knots - with just the right "burl" for the paneling and ceilings. Mr. Jackson's daughter, Edith, married J. Bishop Alexander in 1913. She and her family lived in the home until the early 1980s. During that time, Rosemary was also home to Daisy King Jackson and her family, as well as the residence of youngest brother John Williams Jackson.

In 1992, Rosemary Hall was completely renovated and restored as a historic inn with six guest rooms. In 1996, scenes for Disney's remake of "That Darn Cat" were filmed at the inn. Kelly and Diana Combs purchased Rosemary Hall in 2009 to create Rosemary Inn Bed & Breakfast. Today, Rosemary provides the perfect setting for business meetings, luncheons, weddings, and receptions, or just a relaxing stay in a lovely historic Bed & Breakfast Inn.