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Millen in Jenkins County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Wayside Home

 
 
The Wayside Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. The Wayside Home Marker
Inscription.
This boulder is placed by
The Wayside Home Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
of Jenkins County, Georgia and
The Margaret Jones Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
of Burke County, Georgia
to perpetuate the name of
The Wayside Home
and as a memorial to the noble woman
who served there with valor and patriotism
The Wayside Home
was established, maintained and operated by,
Woman of Burke County, Georgia
( now Burke and Jenkins Counties )
for the comfort and relief
of our Confederate soldiers

Those who served as Presidents of the home were
Mrs. Ann MacKenzie
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones
Mrs. P.Ansom Lewis
Mrs. Amos Whitehead
1861 [ DAR Emblem ] 1864
 
Erected by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 48.236′ N, 81° 56.325′ W. Marker is in Millen, Georgia, in Jenkins County. Marker is on East Winthrope Avenue (State Highway 17), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Between Harvey St and Daniel St. at the Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Millen GA 30442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Wayside Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2008
2. The Wayside Home Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jenkins Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jenkins County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Wayside Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Millen Flagpole (about 600 feet away); Millen Fountain (about 600 feet away); Millen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sherman at Millen (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millen.
 
Regarding The Wayside Home. In late 2000/early 2001 the Wayside Home marker was moved from it's original position by the Jenkins County Commissioners to make way for the widening of US 25 through Millen. The original location of the marker split the highway just south of the Millen city limits headed north directly across from where RaceTech motorsports repair shop is now located. The exact location of the Home is not known, as the Home was one of several that was burned by Sherman's troops while they were in Millen.
 
Also see . . .  Soldiers Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, and Soldiers' Rests. Includes articles about organized sites for feeding and sometimes housing transient soldiers (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
The Wayside Home Marker at the Jenkins County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. The Wayside Home Marker at the Jenkins County Courthouse
 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil
 
The Wayside Home Marker, marking the home's site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 26, 2008
4. The Wayside Home Marker, marking the home's site
see nearby markers.[ Coordinates : 32.80239,-81.938932 ]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Darryl Conley Drake of Millen, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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