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Dudley in Laurens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Oconee Electric Membership Corporation

Dudley, Georgia

 

—Incorporated November 18, 1938 —

 
The Oconee Electric Membership Corporation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 28, 2008
1. The Oconee Electric Membership Corporation Marker
Inscription. To honor the founders whose vision transformed this rural area from darkness to the splendor of light; who serve as our reminder that no job is too difficult if the cause is just and the people are determined.

Incorporators:
Paul J. Jones Joseph R. Lord T.C. Waldrep James L. Whitaker J.L. Allen M.B. Beall G.C. Ingram (Project Superintendent)
 
Location. 32° 32.587′ N, 83° 4.319′ W. Marker is in Dudley, Georgia, in Laurens County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 80. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3445 U.S. Highway 80 West, Dudley GA 31022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Hardy Smith House (approx. 9.5 miles away); Intersection of Carolina West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Indian Trails (approx. 9.6 miles away); Laurens County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 10.5 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (approx. 10.6 miles away); Dudley M. Hughes (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Oconee Electric Membership Corporation. The Corporation was one of many localized efforts that worked with the Rural Electrification Administration in the late 1930s. Despite a break during World War II, the corporation eventually successful bringing electricity for home use to Laurens and surrounding counties. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Rural Electrification Administration (REA). One of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "alphabet soup" organizations formed during the great depression. The REA's mission was to reduce installation costs for electrical service to rural areas. The Administration worked closely with others such as the Tennessee Valley Authority to link supply with demand. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 71 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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