“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pine Mountain Valley in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project

Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 28, 2006
1. Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project Marker
Inscription. The Resettlement Administration was founded on May 1, 1935 as part of the second phase of President Roosevelt's New Deal. FDR took a personal interest in the planning of this project with Under Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Rex Tugwell, Administrator. The goal of the R.A. was the relocation of impoverished farm families and poor city families who were suffering during the Great Depression. Focus was also the prevention of unprofitable farming techniques, land use, and the preservation of natural resources. This was to be a testing and proving ground for the principles to be applied on a large-scale program. The program lost support from Congress with the onset of World War II. Pine Mountain Valley managed to operate until 1945. Many descendants of the original "settlers" still occupy the Valley Houses that were built when the project began. This was the largest of the three rural-industrial communities developed in the United States consisting of dairy, hog and poultry farms. There was also a fruit, cotton and grain farm. A total of 210 homestead units were completed.
Erected 2002. (Marker Number 072-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 47.99′ N, 84° 49.32′ W. Marker is in Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 116 and Minton Lane, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 116. Touch for map. Marker is at the Pine Mountain Valley post office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13642 Ga Highway 116, Pine Mountain Valley GA 31823, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley of Hope (approx. half a mile away); Callaway Gardens (approx. 2.2 miles away); The J.L. Hand Gazebo (approx. 2.9 miles away); Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pioneer Log Cabin (approx. 3 miles away); Smokehouse (approx. 3 miles away); Wildflower Trail (approx. 3 miles away); Harris County (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Categories. 20th CenturyAgriculturePolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,761 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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