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Lakeland in Lanier County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home of Governor E. D. Rivers

(1895-1967)

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 11, 2002
1. Home of Governor E. D. Rivers Marker
Inscription. Eurith Dickinson Rivers was governor of Georgia from 1937 to 1941. He actively supported President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program. Rivers’ innovative leadership produce Georgia’s first Department of Public Welfare, free school books, the State Highway Patrol, and modernization of the state highway system. Born in Arkansas, Rivers married Lucile Lashley in 1914 and moved with his family to Milltown (later Lakeland) in 1920 to practice law. He is buried in Lakeland. Built in 1940 on the shores of Banks Lake, the ranch style house, designed by Frank Byrd, was relocated to this site in the early 1980s.
 
Erected 2002 by Georgia Historical Society, LILA, Inc., Lanier County Lions Club, Farmers and Merchants Bank, and Lakeland-Lanier Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 86-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 2.266′ N, 83° 5.475′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Georgia, in Lanier County. Marker is on West Main Street (Georgia Route 122) 0.1 miles west of North Pine Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1051 West Main Street, Lakeland GA 31635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Home of Governor E. D. Rivers Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joshua Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lanier County (approx. one mile away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Union Church Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Burnt Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fender Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site: Franklinville (approx. 11.7 miles away); Skirmish at Cow Creek (approx. 13.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Also see . . .  Governor E.D. Rivers. A New Georgia Enclyclopedia article on E.D. Rivers. (Submitted on October 9, 2009.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Home of Governor E. D. Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Home of Governor E. D. Rivers Marker
The home is in the background
Home of Governor E. D. Rivers image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
4. Home of Governor E. D. Rivers
 
 
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