Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Birthplace of Bill Arp
The beloved Charles Henry Smith, was born here June 15, 1826. He married Mary Hutchins of Lawrenceville in 1849; began his law practice and moved to Rome in 1851. Major, Confederate Army. His Nom de plume, “Bill Arp,” was first used in 1861. Appointed Judge Advocate, Macon, 1864. State Senator 1865-1866. Mayor of Rome, Ga. 1868-1869. Moved near Cartersville in 1877, and into town 1888. A brilliant writer, gentle philosopher, and entertaining humorist for more than forty years, he died August 24, 1903
Erected by Works Progress Administration. (Marker Number US 29 F-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
Location. 33° 57.396′ N, 83° 59.311′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceville GA 30045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gwinnett County (a few steps from this marker); Button Gwinnett (a few steps from this marker); The Banished Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cotton Bag Wedding (within shouting distance of this marker); Shooting Fish in the Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rhodes Jordan Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceville.
Also see . . . Bill Arp. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,539 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on December 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.