Athens in Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
May Erwin Talmadge
(1885 – 1973)
Active in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, for more than sixty-two years, Mrs. Talmadge was the first President General to be elected from Georgia and the only Georgian to hold that office to date. Her grave, located at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, was marked by the Georgia State Society NSDAR in 1975.
In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Elijah Clarke Chapter on February 12, 1901, the members have placed this marker as a lasting tribute to May Erwin Talmadge, who served as Chapter Regent, 1916-1919, and State Regent of Georgia, 1924-1926.
Erected 2001 by Elijah Clarke Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 33° 57.781′ N, 83° 24.012′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1295 Prince Avenue, Athens GA 30601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. America’s First Garden Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); The Taylor-Grady House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camak House: (approx. one mile away); Athens High and Industrial School (approx. one mile away); Home of Joseph Henry Lumpkin (approx. one mile away); Louis H. Persley (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Revolutionary •
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