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Near Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

Camp Safety Patrol

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker
Inscription. Here begins “Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park.” This 1,200 acre tract of land was purchased by Crisp County Commissioners and given to the State of Georgia December 4, 1946 in grateful appreciation of, and as a living memorial to the devotion to duty, the heroic service and unselfish sacrifice of Georgia War Veterans. This memorial lies shielded and almost surrounded by Lake Blackshear, formed by the backwaters of the Crisp County Hydroelectric Power Dam, the first county owned, constructed and operated hydroelectric power project in the United States.

“Camp Safety Patrol,” established 1951, lies along the South border of the Memorial Park and was sponsored by the Safety Education Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Georgia Department Veterans of Foreign Wars, and proved to be the first School Patrol Safety Training Camp in the nation dedicated to teaching safety to youth.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 040-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 57.233′ N, 83° 54.967′ W. Marker is near Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 13, 2007
2. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker
County. Marker is on Clay Pit Road 0.1 miles south of Georgia Veterans Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located in Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (fee required), at the entrance to the Lake Blackshear Golf Club and Resort, built on the site of Camp Safety Patrol. Marker is in this post office area: Cordele GA 31015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-Indian Battle (approx. 0.6 miles away); The William Adkinsí Live Oak Tree (approx. 5.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Blackshear Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Early (approx. 6.6 miles away); Crisp County (approx. 7.9 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away but has been reported missing); The Luther Story Bridge (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cordele.
 
Additional keywords. Parks
 
Categories. EducationPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
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