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West Point in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“Daughters of the Confederacy”

 
 
"Daughters of the Confederacy" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. "Daughters of the Confederacy" Marker
Inscription.
At West Point Georgia
the term "Daughters of the Confederacy"
was used here on April 30, 1886,
by General John B. Gordon,
to introduce Winnie Davis.
The title became the name
of the
present patriotic organization.

 
Erected 1937 by Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.6′ N, 85° 10.9′ W. Marker is in West Point, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is on West 8th Street 0 miles from 2nd Avenue (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The plaque is in front of the Hawkes Children's Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West 8th Street, West Point GA 31833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of West Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Tyler (approx. 0.4 miles away); More Enduring Than Marble (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Tyler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Tyler Cemetery
"Daughters of the Confederacy" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. "Daughters of the Confederacy" Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. (approx. half a mile away); Tenth Street School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 0.8 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Submitted on October 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
"Daughters of the Confederacy" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. "Daughters of the Confederacy" Marker
The marker is mounted on a boulder to the left of the entrance to the Hawkes Children's Library.
Hawkes Children's Library Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
4. Hawkes Children's Library
The Hawkes Children's Library, built in 1922, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 768 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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