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Straus Home Site

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Straus Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Straus Home Site Marker
Inscription. In 1854, Lazarus Strauss brought his wife and four children to Talbotton to their first home in America. Here he established a store, the first in a series that led to Macy’s, one of the leading department stores in the world. Straus and his sons, Isidor, Nathan, and Oscar, are among those men in American Jewry of whom all Jews are most proud. Isidor as a merchant, Nathan as a pioneer in public health, Oscar as one of the earlier career diplomats, and all as philanthropists and patriots, have won national acclaim.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 130-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 40.683′ N, 84° 32.4′ W. Marker is in Talbotton, Georgia, in Talbot County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (Georgia Route 22) 0 miles north of West Monroe Street (Georgia Route 208), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Talbotton GA 31827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Talbot County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Straus Home Site (about 400
Straus Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Straus Home Site Marker
Looking north on Washington Avenue, Georgia Highway 22
feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Straus Home Site (about 400 feet away); First Session Supreme Court of Georgia (about 400 feet away); Zion Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington Towns (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Talbotton.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
 
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