The Orton House, dating from 1725, was built by Roger Moore, known as "The King" in this area because of his imperious manner. The house is in the typical Tara style, and although it's a near-perfect example of antebellum architecture, it's privately occupied and can be admired only from the garden paths. Visitors flock to see the gardens, which begin blooming in late winter and reach their height in spring, when camellias, azaleas, pansies, and flowering trees burst into bloom. An occasional alligator drops by to visit.
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