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They called her "Miss Pansy," and she was a local legend, greatly admired by Jimmy Carter. Her name was Elisabeth Ireland Poe (1897-1978), and she was the last of the Hanna dynasty, which owned Pebble Hill. A sportswoman, she was also a patron of the arts, a grand hostess, and a collector, and upon her death she willed that her home should be open to the public for a glimpse into an elegant past. Hers is the only plantation home in Thomas County open to the public. Established in the 1820s, the house was almost destroyed by fire in the 1930s but was rebuilt under the direction of architect Abram Garfield, son of the nation's 20th president.