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Tennille in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tennille

 
 
Tennille Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. Tennille Marker
Inscription. Tennille, the highest point, on the Central of Georgia Railroad, between Macon and Savannah, named for a public spirited citizen, Mr. Francis Tennille, was called for a number of years, Station No. 13. The land for the Right of Way, which made the town possible was given by Mr. Sam O. Franklin. The railroad was practically destroyed by Shermanís forces; by his orders the railroad rails were heated and twisted so that they were useless and all warehouses burned. Eight miles South of Tennille was Fort Irwin, the stockade or fort erected by Governor Jared Irwin and three brothers for the protection of the settlers from Indian attacks.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 56.165′ N, 82° 48.729′ W. Marker is in Tennille, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Smith Street and West North Central Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Smith Street. Click for map. The marker is located at the edge of a parking lot by the railroad tracks. Marker is in this post office area: Tennille GA 31089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Tennille Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Tennille Marker
Looking south in Tennille, with the parking lot on the left and the railroad tracks in the background
are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherman and Hardee at Tennille (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson Davis (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rev. J. D. Anthony (approx. 3.2 miles away); Saunderís Store (approx. 3.2 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 3.2 miles away); Governor Thomas W. Hardwick (approx. 3.3 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
 
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