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Jeff Foxworthy protects Hamilton, GA land from being developed

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HAMILTON, GA (AP) - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has placed a conservation easement on 1,000 acres of his east Georgia property to prevent it from ever being developed.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" host wants to create a place "for my grandkids to see that is unspoiled." The Georgia native said the land was being considered for a golf course.

The 53-year-old comedian bought about 3,000 acres in the Chattahoochee Valley Land Trust in Harris County in 2003. Under the easement, the land can never be developed, even if Foxworthy sells it.

He bought the property from the Callaway family, which created the 40,000-acre Blue Springs Farm in the 1940s.

Harris County is about 100 miles south east of Atlanta near the Alabama border.

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