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Near Hartwell in Hart County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Parkertown - 1832

 
 
Parkertown - 1832 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 16, 2005
1. Parkertown - 1832 Marker
Inscription. Parkertown was founded in 1832 in what was then Franklin County, now Hart County, by Joseph A. Parker who was born in Virginia in 1774 and moved to Elbert County, Ga. in 1796. He later moved to Big Shoal Creek where Jacob Parker & Co. founded by his sons built what is said to have been the first woolen mill in Georgia on the upper shoal. At the lower shoal they constructed a dam and a flour and grist mill together with a cotton gin and a thresher.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 073-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 27.617′ N, 83° 2.502′ W. Marker was near Hartwell, Georgia, in Hart County. Marker was on Shoal Creek Church Road (County Route 245) 0 miles south of Bill Lucas Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Hartwell GA 30643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Shoal Creek (approx. 1.5 miles away); Vandiver Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away in South Carolina); Poplar Springs Baptist Church
Parkertown - 1832 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 26, 2011
2. Parkertown - 1832 Marker
The pole minus the marker in July 2011.
(approx. 5 miles away); Capt. Samuel Earle (approx. 7.9 miles away in South Carolina); Red Hollow Road (approx. 8.3 miles away); Double Branches Baptist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); Nazareth on the Beaverdam Presbyterian Church / Townville Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.4 miles away in South Carolina); Carroll’s Methodist Church (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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