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Fayetteville in Fayette County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Governor Hugh M. Dorsey

(1871-1948)

 
 
Governor Hugh M. Dorsey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, July 30, 2006
1. Governor Hugh M. Dorsey Marker
Inscription.  Hugh Manson Dorsey was born in Fayetteville, and was admitted to the Georgia bar at the Fayette County Courthouse in 1894. After practicing law at his father’s firm, Dorsey became solicitor general of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit in 1910. In this capacity, he prosecuted the 1913 murder case against Leo Frank. During his two-term governorship (1917-1921), Dorsey oversaw the wider implementation of the county unit system of election favoring rural areas; appointed Richard R. Wright, Sr. to direct Georgia’s African-American war effort during WWI; and published a pamphlet opposing the unjust treatment of African Americans in Georgia. Hugh Dorsey is buried in Atlanta’s Westview Cemetery.
 
Erected 2006 by Georgia Historical Society, the Fayette County Historical Society, the Fayette County Heritage Project, Fayetteville Main Street, and Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority. (Marker Number 56-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
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Civil RightsWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 33° 26.736′ N, 84° 27.295′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Georgia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Glynn Street (Georgia Route 85) and Fisher Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Glynn Street. The marker is on the walkway in front of the Fayetteville City Hall building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville GA 30214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fayette County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); World’s Longest Courthouse Bench (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fayette County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Confederate Heroes (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fayette County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grady L. Huddleston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Governor Hugh M. Dorsey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton
2. Governor Hugh M. Dorsey Marker
Glynn Street can be seen behind the marker.
Governor Hugh M. Dorsey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 29, 2018
3. Governor Hugh M. Dorsey Marker
The marker is in front of the Fayetteville City Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,872 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3. submitted on July 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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