The Flint River Farms Resettlement Project was part of a New Deal program that offered the opportunity for black farmers to become independent landowners. Flint River Farms was initiated in 1937 when the federal government purchased several large plantations and subdivided them into 107 farm units, averaging 93 acres per unit. Each unit consisted of a house, a barn, two mules, an outhouse, a chicken coop, and a smoke house. All featured electricity, bored wells, sanitary privies and fencing. Today, many of the descendants of the original participants still own the original farmland.
The granddaughter of participant Fred Mathis is filmmaker Charlene Gilbert, who immortalized the experience of these families in the PBS documentary, "Homecoming." Flint River Farms Preservation Society has established a park on the site, located at Highway 26 East and Flint River School Road in Montezuma.
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Free Admission
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages