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Taylor County Georgia – Historical Markers

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By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
Taylor County Courthouse
Georgia (Taylor County), Butler — 133-4 — Taylor County
Taylor County was created by Act of Jan. 15, 1852 from parts of Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. It was named for Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), 12th President of the U.S., Major-General, Commander of the Army of the Rio Grande. Known as “Old . . . — Map (db m27232) HM
Georgia (Taylor County), Butler — 133-3A — The Wire Road
The Wire Road, named for a line of telegraph wire once stretched along it, formed a part of the stage highway from Richmond to New Orleans. About 3 miles from the Flint River on this road is the Crowell Methodist Church, founded in 1826, on the site . . . — Map (db m27181) HM
Georgia (Taylor County), Butler — 133-1 — Tuscaloosa Formation
The sand clay formation here represents the first prominent Coastal Plain deposits laid upon an ancient floor of granites and gneisses. Southward this formation (Tuscaloosa Upper Cretaceous) becomes more and more deeply buried and contains marine . . . — Map (db m27177) HM
Georgia (Taylor County), Butler — William Bartram Trail — Traced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region
In 1775 during the travels of botanist William Bartram he first discovered golden St. John’s wort (his Hypericum aureum) near this site on Patsiliga Creek — Map (db m28057) HM
Georgia (Taylor County), Reynolds — 133-5 — Gen. John B. Gordon
General John Brown Gordon (1832-1904), CSA, lawyer, statesman, owned this farm, “Beechwood,” from 1888 until his death. Here he raised Texas ponies, goats, horses and cattle. For a time he lived in “the old John D. Mitchell . . . — Map (db m81037) HM
Georgia (Taylor County), Reynolds — Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative
In 1936, a group of farmers in the Crowell area investigated the possibility of bringing electric service to the community. In 1937, they formed Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative with a loan from the Rural Electrification Administration to . . . — Map (db m14510) HM

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