Mansfield in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mansfield's Famous Southpaw
"Sherry" Smith was born in Monticello and played town ball in Mansfield, Madison, Elberton, and Newborn before turning pro in 1910. He managed the Macon Peaches in his last pro season in 1932. Smith served in the Army during World War I, and was the Chief of Police in Porterdale and Madison. Smith and his wife, Addilu (a native of Mansfield) are both buried in Mansfield. He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in February, 1980.
Erected 1994 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 107-10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 30.996′ N, 83° 44.022′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is on S. Main Street (Georgia Route 11) 0 miles south of Kellogg Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mansfield GA 30055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansfield's First School (approx. ¼ mile away); Newborn (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Old Loyd Place (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brick Store (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sherman at Harris’ Quarters (approx. 6.3 miles away); Reese (approx. 6½ miles away); Factory Shoals c. 1820 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Red Oak Church (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Categories. • Sports • War, World I •
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