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Near Homerville in Clinch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Guest Mill Pond

 
 
Guest Mill Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
1. Guest Mill Pond Marker
Inscription.  Site of ante-bellum trading post. Dam constructed in 1840 by Duncan Giddens; acquired by Miles J. Guest.1858, and enlarged by him. Water power used for grist mill and gin. Election precinct.1850-1920; Justice of Peace Court held here for area now Clinch, Atkinson and Coffee counties.

East one-quarter mile is Guest Mill Pond Cemetery where Lewis Sanders Nobles, Revolutionary soldier, died 1856, aged 96, is buried. John Williams, C.S.A., was killed by a deserter near here in 1864.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration. (Marker Number 89 B-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
 
Location. 31° 11′ N, 82° 50.917′ W. Marker is near Homerville, Georgia, in Clinch County. Marker is on Guest Mill Pond Road
Guest Mill Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
2. Guest Mill Pond Marker
(Private) 0.1 miles west of Pearson Highway (Route 441), on the left when traveling west. The marker is located at the end of Guest Mill Pond Road, a private, gated road not open to the public. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homerville GA 31634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Guest Mill Pond (here, next to this marker); Salem Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Kinnaird Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bethany Baptist Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Atkinson Court House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Minnie F. Corbitt Memorial Museum (approx. 8 miles away); First Court in Clinch County (approx. 10.4 miles away); Clinch County World War II Memorial (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homerville.
 
More about this marker. The marker was erected in the late 1930s.
 
Also see . . .  Conflicting information: Huxford Wiregrass society claims someone else built this pond. (Submitted on April 13, 2017.)
 
Guest Mill Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
3. Guest Mill Pond Marker
Guest Mill Pond is visible in the distance, to the right of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2017, by Greg Bennett of Blackshear, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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