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Marion County Georgia – Historical Markers

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By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
Church Hill Marker
Georgia (Marion County), Buena Vista — 098-5 — Church Hill
This name was given to the large settlement here because of its many churches. Shiloh Baptist, still active, was constituted in 1835. Smyrna Presbyterian, constituted July 28, 1838, was active until 1925. Church Hill Methodist was here from 1838 . . . — Map (db m56637) HM
Georgia (Marion County), Buena Vista — 098-1 — Fort Perry1813
One half mile due east lies the site of Fort Perry, along the Old Federal Road. A stockade fort, defended by block houses, this post was ordered erected by General John Floyd, of Camden county, as he led a body of 400 Georgia Militiamen through this . . . — Map (db m27255) HM
Georgia (Marion County), Buena Vista — 098-3 — New Courthouse - 1850
Built in 1850 of locally made brick, this is one of two courthouses standing in Marion County. The other built in 1848 is at Tazewell. The first courthouse was at Horry. When the county seat was moved here the town was called Pea Ridge. Wishing a . . . — Map (db m27234) HM
Georgia (Marion County), Buena Vista — 098-2 — Old Federal Road<------->
The road crossing east and west here is the Old Federal Road, western Georgia’s first vehicular thoroughfare. Beginning at Fort Hawkins (now Macon) it led across the Creek Indian Country to the Alabama River above Mobile. Permission to open the . . . — Map (db m27257) HM
Georgia (Marion County), Buena Vista — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region
In 1774 William Bartram trekked Old Federal Road through Fort Perry, going on to camp at Pintchlucco (Pine Knot Creek). — Map (db m11384) HM
Georgia (Marion County), Tazewell — 098-4 — Old Courthouse – 1848<------<<<<
This courthouse built in 1848 at a cost of $1,637 replaced one built in 1839 and was burned in 1845. The courthouse now in use was built at Buena Vista, then Pea Ridge, in 1850 when the county seat was moved. The first courthouse in Marion County . . . — Map (db m38187) HM

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