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Whitesville in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Whitesville

 
 
Whitesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 20, 2003
1. Whitesville Marker
Inscription. Incorporated in 1837 and named for the pioneer “White” family, Whitesville was the site of a stagecoach stop, inn, and stores on a branch of the Oakfuskee Indian Trail. This early road continued across the Chattahoochee River at Dobb’s Ferry, at the lower end of Miller’s Bend Shoals near the mouth of Mountain Creek. The post office at the older settlement, Mountain Creek, established in 1830 with Joseph I. Whitaker, postmaster, was moved to Whitesville in 1835. The Whitesville Methodist Church was organized in 1837 in the home of Reuben Rabb Mobley, first class leader. Jeremiah Rush was an early pastor.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 072-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 49.075′ N, 85° 1.914′ W. Marker is in Whitesville, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitesville Road (Georgia Route 219) and Pine Lake Road, on the left when traveling south on Whitesville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Mountain GA 31822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Whitesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Whitesville Marker
Looking northwest at the marker and Georgia Highway 219
Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. ¼ mile away); Sunnyside School, Midway Baptist Church and Midway Cemetery Historic District (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jones Crossroads (approx. 3.6 miles away); Langdale Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away in Alabama); West Point Manufacturing Company (approx. 8.1 miles away in Alabama); Mountain Hill District Consolidated School (approx. 8.4 miles away); Tenth Street School (approx. 9 miles away); Armed Forces Tribute (approx. 9.1 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in Whitesville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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