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Taliaferro County Georgia – Historical Markers

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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens Marker
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-3 — Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens>>>------>
"Little Alec,” Vice-President of the Confederacy, was born nearby in a log cabin Feb. 11, 1812, son of Andrew B. & Margaret Grier Stephens, a poor farm family. At his parents’ death he was educated by an uncle, Gen. A. W. Grier, at Washington, . . . — Map (db m24853) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-4 — Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute
This school, one of the finest of the early Georgia Academies, was chartered by the Legislature, Dec. 26, 1826. First trustees were Archibald Gresham, R. Q. Dickinson, Wylie Womack, Hermon Mercer, Leonidas B. Mercer. Among the first masters were . . . — Map (db m15747) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-11 — Crawfordville Baptist Church
This, the first Protestant Church in the Taliaferro area and originally called Bethel, was established in 1802 by Rev. Jesse Mercer and Rev. James Matthews on land given by William Janes, one of Georgia's largest planters. The first pastor was Rev. . . . — Map (db m15733) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — Crawfordville Confederate Memorial
1861-1865 Erected to the memory of our Confederate Dead Apr. 26, 1898 — Map (db m15284) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-20 — Crawfordville Methodist Church
This church, originally known as "Bird's Chapel," was founded in 1826 as the first church in the newly formed town of Crawfordville. It was an outgrowth of the now defunct Powder Creek Meeting House near Sandy Cross, which came into existence about . . . — Map (db m15288) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — Liberty Hall
. . . — Map (db m26237) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — Liberty Hall
Liberty Hall Has been designated a National historic Landmark This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1983 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m46025) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-7 — Old Tavern Site
On this site, Lot 17, provided for, in 1826, in the Town Plan by Hermon Mercer, who laid out the town of Crawfordville, a tavern, inn or hotel has stood continuously. The original tavern, built by Gilbert Rossignol, a refugee from the French . . . — Map (db m21444) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-17 — Roselle Mercier Montgomery
The renowned Georgia poetess, Roselle Mercier Montgomery, daughter of Col. William Nathaniel and Emma Smith Mercier, was born on this site in 1874. Educated at Washington Female Seminary and Mary Baldwin Seminary, she married distinguished N.Y. . . . — Map (db m15255) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-16 — Site of Childhood Home of Richard Malcolm Johnston
Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822–1898), educator and author, was born at Powelton. Later, his father moved to Crawfordville for better school facilities for his children. The Powelton home was torn down and reerected on this site. Johnston was . . . — Map (db m15371) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-15 — Site of Chivers Plantation and Store>>>------>
At this crossroads stood the store and drug shop of Col. Robert Chivers, father of Georgia’s “lost poet,” Dr. Thomas Holley Chivers. Born at his father’s plantation home nearby in 1809, Dr. Chivers graduated in medicine at Transylvania . . . — Map (db m24866) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-1 — Taliaferro County
This County, created by an act of the Legislature Dec. 24, 1825, is named for Colonel Benjamin Taliaferro, Revolutionary soldier in Lee's Legion and a member of Congress from 1799 to 1802. In this city stands Liberty Hall, now a State Shrine, . . . — Map (db m15236) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — Taliaferro County World War I Memorial
1917-1918 Dedicated to those of Taliaferro County, GA. who offered their lives in Humanity's defense in the War of the Nations and in memory of those who gave their full measure of devotion — Map (db m15282) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — Taliaferro County World Wars Memorial
In sacred memory of the men of Taliaferro County who made the supreme sacrifice World War I Roy Dozier World War II L.A. Cason Henry C. Simons Roger W. Gunn Charles Roberts On fames eternal camping ground, their silent . . . — Map (db m32340) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-9 — The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail
The colonial road from Charleston to Vicksburg followed the highway at this point. The route, used by Col. Langdon Welch on his expedition to the Mississippi in 1698, was thereafter followed by British traders. Through Taliaferro Co., it followed . . . — Map (db m15242) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Robinson — 131-6 — Confederate Gun Shop
Fifty yards from here, in a brick building, stood the gun shop of Henning Daniel Murden (1815-1903), who, during the War Between the States, made and supplied guns and molds to Confederate troops. Like virtually all rural gun shops in the South, it . . . — Map (db m15277) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-14 — Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier
About 3/4 miles from here, in the Grier family cemetery, is the marked grave of Gen. Aaron Grier, born near here Dec. 2, 1794. When quite young, with Gen. Floyd, he fought the Creek Indians, distinguishing himself at the Battles of Autossee and . . . — Map (db m24909) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-8 — Ray’s Place – Now Raytown
Ray’s Place, oldest community in Taliaferro County, was, in the late 1790’s and early 1800’s, a recreation center on Little River for the “livelier social set” of Washington. It was named for a Ray family from New York who lived in . . . — Map (db m25124) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-19 — Raytown Methodist Church
This church is located in that part of the original Wilkes Circuit of 1786, “the cradle of Georgia Methodism,” from which Bishop Francis Asbury formed the Little River Circuit at the Camden, S. C. Conference in January 1802. The Raytown . . . — Map (db m25129) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-13 — Robert Grier, Astronomer>>>------>
On this land, in the plantation home of his father, Aaron Grier, Sr., Revolutionary soldier, Robert Grier, founder of the nationally famous “Grier’s Almanac,” was born in 1782. The remarkable astronomical calculations which led to the . . . — Map (db m25127) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-12 — South Liberty Presbyterian Church
In 1820, several members of Liberty Church, Wilkes County, petitioned to form a new church, South Liberty, because of “distance, bad roads, high water in winter.” A log church was built in 1828 about 4 miles east of Sharon on land given . . . — Map (db m24899) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-5 — The Church of the Purification Locust Grove Academy
In 1790 several Catholic families of English descent from Maryland settled near Locust Grove. They established the first Roman Catholic Church in Georgia and erected a log church in 1792. A priest, Father John LeMoin, was sent to it from Baltimore. . . . — Map (db m24896) HM

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