ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a 4,620-acre plantation in southwest Georgia is being put up for sale for the first time in 50 years.

Magnolia Plantation is being offered for sale by Florida firm Jon Kohler & Associates, which has been named as broker.

The company said the land was purchased in the late 1950s by Charles Allen Thomas of St. Louis from the Nimmick/Minnix family and is now owned by the Thomas family. The Florida firm said Charles Thomas was a scientist and an important figure in the Manhattan Project, the development of the first atomic bomb.

The plantation is about 15 miles from Albany.

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