Near Bostwick in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The early tax records of Morgan County identify the family of "Malry" in the Harris Militia District as early as the 1840s. By the turn of the twentieth century, the community of Mallory existed in the area owned by this family. By 1897, the Mallory community boasted a church, Mallory Chapel, and a school, Mallory School. By 1911, a second school, Longs Academy, served the Harris District. There was also a general store and a post office. The application filed with the postmaster general in 1890 indicates that the post office would serve a community of approximately 2,000 individuals, and noted that "the proposed office is in the midst of an intelligent community that is densely populated."
In close proximity to the center of the Mallory Community was a grist mill on Big Sandy Creek operated by the Gibbs family. There were also two cotton gins in proximity to the community. One was located approximately two miles south, at the intersection of present-day Bostwick Highway and Sandy Creek Roads. The other one was located approximately two miles north at the intersection of present-day Bostwick Highway and Nolan Store Road, a community that later was identified as Drexel.
Because of the
Erected 2009 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
Location. 33° 41.018′ N, 83° 30.007′ W. Marker is near Bostwick, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Bostwick Road (Georgia Route 83) and Wallace Road, on the right when traveling north on Bostwick Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bostwick GA 30623, 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. 0.2 miles away); Apalachee (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bostwick (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fairplay (approx. 4.8 miles away); Vernacular Construction (approx. 6 miles away); Dorsey (approx. 6.1 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hard Labor Creek State Park (approx. 6.2 miles away).
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