Near Rutledge in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
One of the older communities in Morgan County, Fairplay is identified on county maps as early as 1839. Fairplay did not have a railroad line in the community, but it appears to have developed on an old post road. Post office records from the 1880s identify the community as a village with about 40 inhabitants.
In addition to a store and post office, Fairplay also had a cotton gin to serve adjacent farmers. Prospect Church and Prospect School (also known as Fairplay School) are located in proximity to the original site of the store, and both are still recognized at the beginning of the 21st century. A second crossroads community existed to the north of Fairplay, around Malcom’s Store and Rock Springs Primitive Baptist Church. According to published accounts, the congregation of Rock Springs was established as early as 1840. Chestnut Grove Church and school, located west of Fairplay, served the African American community in that area.
Because of the individuals who take pride in this community, Fairplay is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
Erected 2009 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rutledge GA 30663, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hard Labor Creek State Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rutledge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mallory (approx. 4.8 miles away); Flat Rock (approx. 4.8 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bostwick (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Poppy Lady (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dorsey (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rutledge.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Settlements & Settlers •
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