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.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
|1. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker|
“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.)
Location. 31° 57.233′ N, 83° 54.967′ W. Marker is near Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp 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.
By David Seibert, March 13, 2007
|2. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker|
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, 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); Blackshear Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away); Crisp County (approx. 7.9 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Luther Story Bridge (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Luther Story Bridge (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cordele.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 470 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on March 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on August 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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