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Near Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

 
 
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker
Inscription.  This 1000 acre tract, once the hunting and fishing grounds of Creek Indians, was purchased from Dr. Russell Thomas and John F. Thomas on December 4, 1946, by the Crisp County Commissioners, Dr. L.E. Williams, J. Homer Dorough and Claude L. McMillan, upon the request of the citizens of Crisp County.

It was deeded to the state and accepted by Ben Fortson, Secretary of State, for Governor Ellis Arnall for use and improvement as a perpetual memorial to the heroic service and sacrifice of Georgia veterans, as envisioned by Nelson M. Shipp and provided for by a 1946 Act of the General Assembly introduced by Palmer H. Greene, Representative of Crisp.

Improvements during 1945-1955 authorized by members of General Assembly with approval and aid of Governors Eugene Talmadge, Melvin Thompson, Herman Talmadge, and Marvin Griffin; and State Park Directors Ward Harrison, Charlie Morgan, Newton Moye and Roy F. Chalker; under supervision of Park Engineers H. W. Oliver and John. M. Mann.
Serve The Living – Honor Our Heroic Dead

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas
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Location. 31° 58.049′ N, 83° 54.743′ W. Marker is near Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp County. Memorial is at the intersection of U.S. 280 and Cannon Road, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 280. The marker is located at the entrance to the Georgia Veterans State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2459 US Highway 280 W, Cordele GA 31015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Safety Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-Indian Battle (approx. half a mile away); Russian 120mm Mortar M-843 (approx. half a mile away); Richard G. Mooney, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); 37mm Antitank Gun M3 (approx. half a mile away); Russian 85mm Divisional Gun D-44 (approx. half a mile away); 57mm Antitank Gun M1 (approx. 0.6 miles away); 155 Howitzer M1918A3 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordele.
 
Regarding Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park. The park has been renamed the Georgia Veterans State Park.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia Veterans State Park Information. This page shows some of the tanks, military aircraft, and guns on display at the park. (Submitted on January 14, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker
The marker is attached to a stone wall on the right of the entrance road to the park.
 
 
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker
This is the entrance to the park from US Highway 280. This marker is on the stone wall to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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