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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Georgia

Appling County Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tim Fillmon, circa 1993
Appling County Marker
1Georgia (Appling County), Baxley — 001-2 — Appling County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 15, 1818; Dec. 21, 1819 and Dec. 24, 1824 is named for Colonel Daniel Appling who served in the War of 1812. Baxley was chosen as the County Site in 1874 and incorporated in 1875. The first Site, . . . Map (db m156561) HM
2Georgia (Appling County), Baxley — 001-1 — Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller
Baxley's Caroline Pafford Miller (1903-1992) was the first Georgia novelist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The author was born in Waycross and spent her formative years in the South Georgia wiregrass country. After moving to . . . Map (db m10079) HM
3Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Abraham BaldwinFounder of the University of Georgia
Born in North Gilbert, Connecticut, November 2, 1754; graduate of Yale, 1772; licensed to preach by the New Haven Association of Ministers, 1775; Tutor in Yale, 1775 – 1779, Chaplain in the Continental Army, 1779 – 1783; Admitted to the . . . Map (db m20891) HM
4Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-9 — America’s First Garden Club
In 1891 at this site, the Ladies Garden Club was founded by twelve Athens ladies in the home of Mrs. E. K. Lumpkin. Mrs. Lamar Cobb was the first president. Beginning as a small neighborhood group, the club extended membership to all Athens ladies . . . Map (db m39083) HM
5Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-06 — Athens High and Industrial School
Established in 1916-1917 and accredited in 1922, Athens High and Industrial School (AHIS) was Georgia’s first four-year public high school for African-American students. Originally known as Reese Street School, founded in 1914, AHIS offered a full . . . Map (db m38795) HM
6Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-16 — Ben T. EppsGeorgia's Pioneer Aviator — 1888-1937 —
Ben T. Epps - Georgia's First in Flight -- designed, built and in 1907 flew the first airplane in the State of Georgia. He was born in Oconee County, educated in Clarke County, and attended Georgia Tech. A self-taught aviator, aircraft designer, and . . . Map (db m11754) HM
7Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-10 — Camak House:Landmark in Georgia Railroading
On March 10, 1834, a group of Athens men met in this house, then the home of Mr. James Camak, to accept the charter of the Georgia Railroad Company and to organize the corporation. At this meeting Mr. Camak was elected its president, and he soon . . . Map (db m9128) HM
8Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chestnut Grove School
The Chestnut Grove Schoolhouse was established in 1887 to meet the educational aspirations of Black children. It was built and equipped by local Black farmers. The land was donated by a Black farmer named Floyd Kenny, who could not read or write. . . . Map (db m56883) HM
9Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-4 — Clarke County
Clarke County, created by Act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga., from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga., . . . Map (db m36187) HM
10Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Clarke County Confederate Monument
Erected by the Ladies’ Memorial Association. 1871. True to the Soil That gave them Birth and reared them Men: True to their Ancestors of High Renown And Hallowed Worth: Cherishing the Sentiments of Home and Country And the Allegiance there . . . Map (db m120295) WM
11Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Cook & Brother Armory BuildingTimeline and Company Name
1862 Cook & Brother purchases property at the junction of Trail Creek and the North Oconee River, builds the Armory and produces Enfield-model rifles for the Confederate Army. 1865 Cook & Brother Armory closes at the end of the Civil War. . . . Map (db m60603) HM
12Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-2 — Cook & Brother Confederate Armory
To this building in 1862 was brought the machinery of the armory established in New Orleans at the outbreak of the War by Ferdinand W.C. and Francis L. Cook, recent English immigrants, the former a skilled engineer for the manufacture of Enfield . . . Map (db m11288) HM
13Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 to 1902
“You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined.”President McKinley Dedicated to The Veterans of 1898 to 1902 by the Camps and Auxiliaries of the Department of Georgia United States War . . . Map (db m120240) WM
14Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-11 — Dr. Moses WaddelNoted Educator and Presbyterian Minister
Dr. Moses Waddel, educator and minister, was born in 1770 in N.C. At fourteen he began teaching pupils near his home. Moving to Ga. In 1786, he taught in the Greensboro area until 1787, opening another school at Bethany, Greene County, in 1788. . . . Map (db m38874) HM
15Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-14 — Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace
William Lorenzo Moss, medical researcher and physician, was born in this house at 479 Cobb Street in Cobbham on August 23, 1876. Crawford W. Long was the attending physician. Dr. Moss received his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia in 1897 . . . Map (db m11872) HM
16Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-5 — First Flight in GeorgiaSite of Ben Epps' Garage
Georgia’s pioneer aviator, Benjamin Thomas Epps, was born in Oconee County in 1888. He opened Athens’ first automobile repair garage at this location on East Washington Street in 1907. That same year, nineteen-year-old Epps designed and built his . . . Map (db m11755) HM
17Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — First Garden Club1891
Founders’ Memorial Garden which commemorates the founders of America’s first garden club. The Ladies Garden Club organized in 1891, Athens, Georgia. This garden was developed on University of Georgia campus by University’s Landscape Architecture . . . Map (db m35108) HM
18Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — First Home of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior First Home of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Dedicated Oct. 6, 1964Map (db m120298) HM
19Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Athens, Georgia Founded 1820 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Erected 1855Map (db m121079) HM
20Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-6 — Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery
The Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery was founded in 1882 by the Gospel Pilgrim Society, a fraternal organization, to furnish respectable funerals and burial places for Athens-area African Americans. Popular in the nineteenth century, such societies offset . . . Map (db m14500) HM
21Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-17 — Herty Field
This marker overlooks the site of the first intercollegiate football game played in the state of Georgia and one of the first to be played in the deep south. On January 30, 1892 Georgia defeated Mercer College 50 to 0 on the stubbly grounds that . . . Map (db m11709) HM
22Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Hodgson-Dodd Park
In their Springdale houses they shared the joys of music and the visual arts with friends, family, students and faculty. HUGH HODGSON 1893 - 1969 570 SPRINGDALE was designed by architect Ed Wade and built in 1941 by Sam Wright for . . . Map (db m14191) HM
23Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
On Jan. 6, 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first two African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia when they walked past the historic Arch and into this building to register for classes. On this day, January . . . Map (db m11699) HM
24Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-12 — Home of Joseph Henry LumpkinGeorgia's First Chief Justice
Joseph Henry Lumpkin, born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Dec. 23, 1799, entered the University of Georgia at fifteen, completing his college education at Princeton, New Jersey, in 1819. Lumpkin passed the bar in 1820 and began practicing law in . . . Map (db m37800) HM
25Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-2 — Jeruel Academy/Union Baptist Institute
This academy was founded in 1881 at Landrum Chapel (Ebenezer Baptist Church, West) by the Rev. Collins Henry Lyons. In 1886 a new facility was constructed at this site, now on the University of Georgia campus. Here black youth were taught college . . . Map (db m46841) HM
26Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-3 — Louis H. Persley(1888-1932)
Originally from Macon, Georgia, African-American architect Louis H. Persley attended Lincoln University, and graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1914. Persley then joined the faculty of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. One of his . . . Map (db m11753) HM
27Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Lt. Col. Jefferson M. Lamar, C.S.A.
Lt. Col. Jefferson Mirabeau Lamar commanded Cobb’s Legion Infantry at Crampton’s Gap. Lamar graduated from the University of Mississippi before opening a law practice in Covington, GA. A month after his July 1861 marriage to his cousin, Mary Ann . . . Map (db m108759) HM
28Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-8 — Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931)
Lucy Cobb Institute, a College for Girls, was established in 1858 through the effort of T. R. R. Cobb and named for his daughter, Lucy. Later, three of his nieces taught here: Miss Mildred Rutherford, Principal, Mrs. Mary Ann Lipscomb, Mrs. Bessie . . . Map (db m39408) HM
29Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — May Erwin Talmadge(1885 – 1973)
May Erwin Talmadge was the eighteenth President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1944-1947. Mrs. Talmadge and her husband, Julius Young Talmadge (1880-1940), an Athens businessman, made their home in this . . . Map (db m39086) HM
30Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Oconee Hill Cemetery
Oconee Hill Cemetery was purchased in 1855 by the City of Athens when further burials were prohibited in the old town cemetery on land owned by The University of Georgia. In 1856, the City formed a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees to hold and . . . Map (db m38875) HM
31Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Old Athens Cemetery
This site is the original burial ground for Athens and contains the remains of its earliest citizens. It is a part of the original tract of land purchased for The University of Georgia by Governor John Milledge in 1801. All people in Athens were . . . Map (db m19707) HM
32Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-4 — Old College
Built in 1806 by Jett Thomas to the specifications of college president Josiah Meigs, Old College was the first permanent building on the University of Georgia campus. Originally named Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the building . . . Map (db m19515) HM
33Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Olympic Games in Athens
In summer 1996, Athens, Georgia, shone as the largest Olympic venue site outside Atlanta, as the state hosted the Centennial Olympic Games July 19 - August 4. Some 650,000 visitors bought tickets to events at three University of Georgia venues: . . . Map (db m11870) HM
34Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-15 — Robert Toombs Oak
A majestic oak tree once stood on this spot and one of the University's most endearing legends also flourished here. Robert Toombs (1810-1885) was young, and boisterous when he was dismissed from Franklin College in 1828. Five decades later it . . . Map (db m11966) HM
35Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Site of First Classes
The University of Georgia, created by the Georgia General Assembly on January 27, 1785, is this nation's first state-chartered university. This building stands near the spot in a forest clearing where Josiah Meigs taught the first university classes . . . Map (db m120250) HM
36Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-5 — The Athens Double-Barrelled Cannon
This cannon, the only known one of its kind, was designed by Mr. John Gilleland, a private in the “Mitchell Thunderbolts,” an elite “home guard” unit of business and professional men ineligible because of age or disability . . . Map (db m19549) HM
37Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-18 — The Red and Black
Students published the first issue of the University of Georgia's campus newspaper, The Red and Black, on Nov. 24, 1893, from offices in the Academic Building (now the Hunter-Holmes Academic Building). The tabloid boosted school spirit, . . . Map (db m11289) HM
38Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-6 — The Stoneman Raid
Closing in on Atlanta in July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman found it "too strong to assault and too extensive to invest". To force its evacuation, he sent Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman’s cavalry [US] to cut the Macon railway by which Atlanta’s defenders . . . Map (db m19661) HM
39Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-13 — The Taylor-Grady House
General Robert Taylor (1787-1859), a planter and cotton merchant, built this Greek Revival home as a summer residence in 1839. Shortly thereafter he moved his family here permanently from Savannah in order for his sons to attend the University of . . . Map (db m38698) HM
40Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — U.S. Navy Supply Corps School / Former Site of Georgia State Normal School
U.S. Navy Supply Corps School Commissioned on this site 15 January 1954, the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School is the “Home” of the Navy Supply Corps. At this school newly commissioned Navy Supply Corps officers receive basic training . . . Map (db m110255) HM
41Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-1 — United States Navy Pre-Flight School
Between 1942 and 1945, the Navy operated a Pre-Flight School on the University of Georgia campus. As one of only five such schools in the nation, the program trained approximately 20,000 cadets in the skills needed as combat pilots in the Pacific . . . Map (db m21247) HM
42Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-1 — University of Georgia
Endowed with 40,000 acres of land in 1784 and chartered in 1785, the charter was the first granted by a state for a government controlled university. After Louisville and then Greensboro were first selected, the current site was chosen. The . . . Map (db m16062) HM
43Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-7 — University of Georgia Botanical Garden1833-1856
In 1833 Dr. Malthus Ward, Professor of Natural History, opened the University Botanical Garden at this location. Covering the block bounded by Broad, Pope, Reese, and Finley, the four-acre garden was intended as a laboratory for learning and . . . Map (db m108775) HM
44Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region —
Eminent artist -- naturalist. Described numerous species of flora including Franklinia. Explored local area in 1773.Map (db m9147) HM
45Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — 002-1 — Atkinson Court House>>>----- >
Atkinson County was created by an act of the Georgia legislature in 1917, out of lands previously in Clinch and Coffee Counties. The county was organized Jan. 1, 1918. The first officers were J.W. Roberts, Ordinary; Wiley M. Sumner, Clerk . . . Map (db m106274) HM
46Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — 002-2 — Kinnaird Trail
Kinnaird Trail, considered the oldest public road in Wiregrass Georgia, follows an Indian trail used before white men came to this country. In Revolutionary days, it was named Kinnaird Trail as the route was used by Indians and traders travelling . . . Map (db m26019) HM
47Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — 002-3 — Minnie F. Corbitt Memorial Museum>>>----- >
Here, about 1873, on Lot No. 1, S.J. Henderson built the first residence in Pearson, then the terminus of the Brunswick and Albany R. R. Successively the home of prominent families in early Pearson history, in 1905 it became the residence of Martin . . . Map (db m53174) HM
48Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — Salem Church
Salem Church was built in 1889 on the Kinnaird Trail -– an Indian pathway that later became a stagecoach relay station. Martin S. Corbett was born here on 5-12-1840 and married cousin, Leonora Wealtha Pafford on 11-26-1867. Their home was . . . Map (db m53290) HM
49Georgia (Bacon County), Alma — 003-1 — Bacon County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 27, 1914, is named for Augustus O. Bacon, four times U.S. Senator, who died in office Feb. 15, 1914. An expert on Mexican affairs, his death was a great loss coming at a time of critical relations . . . Map (db m24292) HM
50Georgia (Baker County), Newton — 004-1 — Baker County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 12 & 24, 1825, is named for Col. John Baker of Revolutionary fame. The original County Site was at Byron but an Act of Dec. 26, 1831, established a new Site which was named Newton for Sgt. John . . . Map (db m26981) HM
51Georgia (Baker County), Newton — 004-2 — Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp
Near here in Chickasawachee Swamp a decisive battle of the Southern Indian Wars was fought July 3, 1836. About 300 warriors were entrenched on an island in the swamp, after a raid in which they killed several settlers. A force of militia under . . . Map (db m26959) HM
52Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Alexis de Tocqueville
The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of Democracy in America visited this area during his 1831-1832 tour of AmericaMap (db m13143) HM
53Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Baldwin County Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial "Flame of Freedom" Dedicated to the veterans of all wars from Milledgeville and Baldwin County on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the American Legion March 15, 1969 "O, Lord, support us . . . Map (db m103160) WM
54Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-10 — Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty(1867-1938)
Charles Holmes Herty, one of America’s outstanding chemists, was born on this site December 4, 1867. He spent his early life in Milledgeville where he attended the Middle Georgia Agricultural and Military College (now Georgia College). Later he . . . Map (db m36294) HM
55Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-1 — Brown-Stetson-Sanford House
This Milledgeville Federal-style house was built c. 1825 on North Wilkinson Street for George T. Brown by English-born builder-architect John Marlor. It was operated as the U.S. Hotel and then the Beecher-Brown Hotel to serve visitors and . . . Map (db m13141) HM
56Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-14 — Campsite of Union Army<------<<<<
The Union Army of 65,000 men under the command of General Wm. T. Sherman left Atlanta on November 15, 1864. Only the left wing of 30,000 men entered Milledgeville. The advance units arrived here on the 22nd. The right wing marched via Clinton and . . . Map (db m35995) HM
57Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Carl Vinson • Mary Green VinsonNov.18, 1883 - June 1, 1981     Sept. 19, 1887 - Nov. 16, 1950
Carl Vinson, native son, farmer, lawyer, statesman, served in the United States Congress for 50 years; Chairman of the Naval Affairs Committee; Chairman of the Armed Services Committee; an advocate for Military Preparedness; He was credited with . . . Map (db m42626) HM
58Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Cedar Lane Cemetery
In 1997 a cemetery restoration began here that triggered a movement to memorialize patients buried at state psychiatric hospitals nationwide. After discovering nearby neglected cemeteries interred some 25,000 people, members of the Georgia Consumer . . . Map (db m53826) HM
59Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-28 — Cemetery Square
This square was reserved for public use in the city's original survey and became the site of early church buildings. One hundred yards south of this point is a stone marking the site of the first Methodist Church erected in Georgia west of the . . . Map (db m53076) HM
60Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-12 — Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite
Marching toward Milledgeville via Covington, Shady Dale and Eatonton Factory, the Union Army's 14th Corps reached this crossroad on the night of November 22, 1864. General Sherman camped at the Howell Cobb place, a few yards north of this point. . . . Map (db m13136) HM
61Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-30 — De Soto in Georgia
In May 1539 Hernando de Soto landed in Florida with over 600 people, 220 horses and mules, and a herd reserved for famine. Fired by his success in Pizarro's conquest of Peru, De Soto had been granted the rights, by the King of Spain, to explore, . . . Map (db m27275) HM
62Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Dr. Charles Holmes HertyStatesman - Chemist
Dr. Charles Holmes Herty Statesman - chemist Born on this spot Dec. 4, 1867 By his leadership He had made America Chemically self sufficient He has unselfishly Given his time and Talent to develop Georgia's natural . . . Map (db m91823) HM
63Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-3 — Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm
Andalusia was the home of writer Flannery O’Connor from 1951 until her death in 1964. Born in Savannah in 1925, O’Connor and her family moved to Milledgeville in 1940. O’Connor left Georgia for a time, but returned to Milledgeville in 1951 after . . . Map (db m8982) HM
64Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-23 — Fort Wilkinson
Three hundred yards east of this point stood Ft. Wilkinson, established in 1797 on Georgia's Indian boundary. Garrisoned by soldiers whose families lived outside the stockade, it was an early trading house where Creek Indians were provided . . . Map (db m13140) HM
65Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — L15 — Georgia State PenitentiaryFrom Prisoners to Soldiers — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On this 20-acre square stood the first Georgia State Penitentiary. Completed in 1816, the walled compound occupied 2-1/2 acres in the center of the square. The penitentiary housed approximately 245 prisoners in a brick and granite main cell . . . Map (db m127158) HM
66Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-4 — Georgia's Secession Convention
On January 16, 1861, the Georgia Secession Convention met here to consider seceding from the United States. Secession began in response to Abraham Lincoln's election as president the previous November and the belief that his Republican party was . . . Map (db m42603) HM
67Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-17 — Howell Cobb Plantation
Site of the large Baldwin County plantation of Howell Cobb, one of the 'Great Georgia Triumvirate' of Stephens, Toombs and Cobb, and his wife, the former Mary Ann Lamar. Born at Cherry Hill in Jefferson County, Georgia Sept. 7, 1815, he graduated . . . Map (db m13137) HM
68Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — In Commemoration of Marquis De Lafayette
In Commemoration of Marquis De Lafayette and his visit to Georgia's Capitol March 27-29, 1825. Monday March 28 a ball and supper were given in his honor in the State House and a barbecue was . . . Map (db m103176) HM
69Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Jarrett Springs
Jarrett Springs formerly known as Commissioners Springs, flows in an enclosed structure about 40 yards on adjacent land. In 1803, because of the abundant and clear water supply, this site was selected by the Georgia Legislature as the . . . Map (db m43164) HM
70Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-13 — Junction of 20th and 14th Corps
With the right wing of his army in the vicinity of Clinton and Macon, General Sherman, with the left wing, appeared at this point on November 23, 1864. The left wing, consisting of the 20th and 14th corps, was comprised of 30,000 men, 12,000 horses . . . Map (db m35832) HM
71Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M.
This is the oldest Masonic building in Georgia with continuous usage since its dedication on June 24, 1834. Funded through a state authorized lottery and constructed by John Marlor (also one of its architects with Samuel Tucker and James Doyle), . . . Map (db m36729) HM
72Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Memory Hill Cemetery
As part of the Historic District of Milledgeville has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m42312) HM
73Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Milledgeville Confederate Monument
South (Front) CSA This tribute to the memory of the Confederate Soldier, unveiled April 26, 1912. West His heroism, in the presence of the conquering foe was equaled only by his . . . Map (db m103412) WM
74Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-24 — Milledgeville State Hospital
In 1837, largely through the influence of Tomlinson Fort and William A. White, the legislature appropriated $20,000 for a dormitory near Milledgeville where the state’s mentally ill could receive custodial care. A four-story building was opened on . . . Map (db m13135) HM
75Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-7 — Montpelier<------<<<<
This church is named Montpelier after Fort Montpelier of 1794, 1/2 mi. below here down the Oconee. This fort & others were built during the Creek Indian troubles. Capt. Jonas Fouche was ordered to guard the Ga. frontier from the mouth of the Tugaloo . . . Map (db m36103) HM
76Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-5 — Old Fort Fidius>>>-- 1793-1797 -->
The first settlement in this section was made up of four frame houses, a dozen or more cabins and a fort. It was called Federal town. Many of the soldiers died so a new fort was built several miles up the river and named Fort Fidius. It was located . . . Map (db m36323) HM
77Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Old Fort Wilkinson
Where treaty of limits took place between the United States and Creek Nation of Indians June 16, 1802, ratified Jan. 11, 1803 This treaty was signed by James Wilkinson, Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickins, Commissioners on the part of the United . . . Map (db m43166) HM
78Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-1B — Old Governor’s Mansion
Completed in 1838, The Executive Mansion was the fifth and last residence occupied by Georgia governors when Milledgeville was the capital of Georgia. The Palladian-inspired structure is considered one of the most perfect examples of Georgian . . . Map (db m36124) HM
79Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-21 — Old Oglethorpe University
This is the site of the antebellum college established in the community of Midway by the Hopewell Presbytery in 1833. Its first president, Carlisle P. Beman, was succeded by Samuel K. Talmage. In 1861, students and faculty entered Confederate . . . Map (db m10803) HM
80Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-1A — Old State Capitol>>>>--- 2 Blocks --->
A reproduction of Georgia’s State Capitol 1807-1867 stands on the original site. Wings to the main building were added in 1828 and 1837. Here the Secession Convention met Jan. 16, 1861 and after three days of bitter debate passed the secession act. . . . Map (db m36405) HM
81Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-16 — Provost Guard Campsite
The 3rd Wisconsin and the 107th New York Regiments, having been detailed for provost duty, encamped on this square, November 22-25, 1864. The State Arsenal on the north side of the square was burned. The magazine, which stood on the opposite side, . . . Map (db m13139) HM
82Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Rear Admiral John W. Wilcox
To The Memory of Rear Adm. John W. Wilcox, Jr. Born Midway Ga. Mar 22, 1882 Commander of Battle Ships Atlantic Fleet U.S. Navy Lost at sea from his flagship the U.S.S. Washington on Mar 27, 1942 off Sabel Island, N. Atlantic . . . Map (db m52109) HM
83Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-11 — Route of the Twentieth Corps
On the morning of Nov. 23, 1864, the main body of the 20th Corps of the Union Army, commanded by Gen. A. S. Williams, reached Milledgeville from Eatonton. The Corps marched down Jackson Street to this point where companies were formed into line. . . . Map (db m35712) HM
84Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-26 — Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The first Catholic mass was celebrated at Milledgeville in April, 1845, at the Hugh Treanor apartment in the Newell Hotel. Bishop Ignatius Reynolds of the diocese of Charleston, accompanied by Father J. F. O’Neill, visited here in 1847. In 1850 this . . . Map (db m36357) HM
85Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — Site of Fort Defiance1794
Rendezvous of followers of General Elijah Clarke in the Trans-Oconee Country.Map (db m36500) HM
86Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-8 — St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
This Church was organized in 1841 through the efforts of Bishop Stephen Elliott. The church building was completed in 1843 and consecrated Dec. 10. The vestibule, annex and Gothic roof were added later. The handmade chancel furniture was given by . . . Map (db m36104) HM
87Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-29 — State College
Largely through the efforts of William Y. Atkinson the Georgia Normal and Industrial College was founded in 1889 with J. Harris Chappell as the first president. It became a degree-granting institution in 1917 and included a liberal arts program. The . . . Map (db m36361) HM
88Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — L16 — State House Square"...pretty well ransacked and things torn up generally." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
This 20-acre square as the center of Georgia's state government and location of its capitol building from 1807 until 1868. The "State House," imposing Gothic edifice that dominates the square contained the offices of the governor and the chambers of . . . Map (db m103227) HM
89Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-19 — Statehouse Square
On this tract of twenty acres was built the Statehouse, the original wing of which was completed in 1811. Later additions were made until 1835 when it was finished in its present form. Near the Statehouse stood the Arsenal and the Magazine, brick . . . Map (db m36404) HM
90Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — The Allen Strain
In grateful commemoration of the contribution to agriculture by Drs. Henry Dawson and Edwin Whitaker Allen, Brothers, of Baldwin County, Georgia, in the discovery, improvement and dissemination, 1920-1940, . . . Map (db m103162) HM
91Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-20 — The Great Seal of Georgia
When Federal troops entered Milledgeville in November, 1864, Georgia Secretary of State Nathan C. Barnett hid the Great Seal under a house and the legislative minutes in a pig pen 30 yards east of this point. Later they were returned to the . . . Map (db m36358) HM
92Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-18 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing (15th . . . Map (db m35533) HM
93Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — The Methodist Church(Milledgeville, Georgia)
This marks the original site of the Methodist Church erected about the year 1805. Bishop Asbury and Bishop McKendree in 1815 held here a conference which James O. Andrew attended. Bishop Capers, Dr. Lovick Pierce, and many other . . . Map (db m42773) HM
94Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-2 — The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy
On this corner stood the Milledgeville Hotel built in 1858 while Milledgeville served as Georgia's capital. In 1903 Emily Norvell Hardy took over management of the hotel. She moved into the hotel with her two youngest children, including . . . Map (db m15373) HM
95Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — L14 — The Old Governor's Mansion"Utmost Disorder and Confusion" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Construction of this Executive Mansion was authorized in 1835 and completed in 1839. The governor's earlier residence, Government House, just to the south on the corner of Clarke and Greene Streets, had fallen into disrepair. The Mansion is . . . Map (db m103230) HM
96Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-22 — The Rock Landing>>>------>
Five miles south of this point is the Rock Landing at the head of navigation on the Oconee River and at the junction of the old Indian trading paths leading westward. In 1789 Pres. Washington sent Gen. Benjamin Lincoln here to treat with Chief . . . Map (db m36326) HM
97Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — The Unknown Soldiers of Brown Hospital
These Confederate soldiers, all serving in the Georgia Militia, died at Brown Hospital in Milledgeville and were buried at this location. Their names soon became lost, and they were considered Unknown Soldiers until 2003 when their identities were . . . Map (db m91851) HM
98Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-25 — Tomlinson Fort House
At this site lived Tomlinson Fort (1787-1859). A leader of the Union Party, he studied medicine and wrote a widely used book on medical practice. A captain in the War of 1812, he served in the Georgia legislature and the U.S. Congress, and on the . . . Map (db m36134) HM
99Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-27 — Troup-Clark Political Feud
In the street near this site in June 1807, occurred the horse-whipping of Superior Court Judge Charles Tait by his political enemy John Clark, later Governor of Georgia. Clark was fined $2,000 for the assault. The incident illustrates Georgia . . . Map (db m36362) HM
100Georgia (Baldwin County), Scottsboro — 005-4 — John Clark House
This house, now the Du Bignon home, was once the home of John Clark, Governor of Georgia. At the age of 16, John Clark fought with his father, General Elijah Clark, distinguished Revolutionary soldier, at the decisive Battle of Kettle Creek. . . . Map (db m13138) HM

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