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Dover in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cooperville

 
 
Cooperville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Cooperville Marker
Inscription. This village was a center of religious educational and social activity for Southeast Georgia prior to the War Between the States. It was established by William Cooper about 1790 when he acquired the 1100 acres originally granted to Nobel Jones. His home, later added to by his brother, George Cooper, stood about 1/2 mile west of this marker.

The village was the home of Wilson C. Cooper, the educator who established Cooper College 1/4 mile east; George Cooper, the Second, inventor of the "Cooper plow"; William Cooper, the Baptist minister whose imposing home was near this marker; Dr. T.B. Cooper, the educator and Baptist minister; and J. Randolph Cooper, the Confederate officer.
 
Erected 1996 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 124-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 35.456′ N, 81° 42.261′ W. Marker is in Dover, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Statesboro Highway (U.S. 301) and Scarboro Highway (State Highway 17), on the right when traveling west on Statesboro Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover GA 30424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Cooperville Marker, along US 301 and GA 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Cooperville Marker, along US 301 and GA 17
markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The March to the Sea (here, next to this marker); Louisville Road (here, next to this marker); Union Meeting House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 3.5 miles away); First County Seat (approx. 8.8 miles away); Skirmish at Statesboro (approx. 10.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Statesboro (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Men of Mark in Georgia By William J. Northen, John Temple Graves. Pages 238-241 George W. Cooper, "Cooper Plows" (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Cooperville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Cooperville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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