“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Apalachee in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)


Apalachee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 12, 2008
1. Apalachee Marker
Inscription. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County places this Marker here to commemorate the community of

The name Apalachee is derived from the Indian Tribe that was part of the Creek Confederation, though there is no evidence that this tribe had ever settled in this area. The town of Apalachee was incorporated by the Georgia Legislature in 1907. However, this community has roots that are much older. The area around Apalachee was settled prior to 1820 and is considered to be one of the oldest communities in Morgan County. The community of Dogsborough predates the formal incorporation of Apalachee, and was the site of an early post office and dry goods store. Additionally, references to the community of Shields and Hulletto identify their locations in proximity to Apalachee along the railroad.
The Apalachee community has also been referred to as Florence. The Central Railroad came through Apalachee, the station was name Florence Depot in honor of local citizen; however, by the time of incorporation, the name "Apalachee" had been chosen. Subsequent references to the post office location, schools, churches and civic organizations identify this area with the name Apalachee. The railroad brought commercial development, including three general merchandise stores, a cotton gin, a cotton oil refinery,
Apalachee Marker and old Schoolhouse in Apalachee image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 12, 2008
2. Apalachee Marker and old Schoolhouse in Apalachee
and a seed house by 1920. In the early 20th century, Apalachee boasted of several documented cultural societies, including a Glee Club, a Players´ Club (for music), a Literary Club, and the Apalachee Improvement Club, all of which supported the betterment of the town.

Though no longer incorporated, because of the Individuals who took pride in this community, Apalachee is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
Erected 2008 by Morgan County.
Location. 33° 41.374′ N, 83° 26.144′ W. Marker is in Apalachee, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Lower Apalachee Road 0 miles east of Shockley Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the restored old school building. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flat Rock (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mallory (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bostwick (approx. 5.6 miles away); Vernacular Construction (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Town Park (approx. 6.7 miles away); Railroad Street Commerce (approx. 6.7 miles away); Lodging Establishments (approx. 6.7 miles away); Industrial Corridor (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Categories. Antebellum South, USSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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