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Dudley in Laurens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Oconee Electric Membership Corporation

Dudley, Georgia

 

Incorporated November 18, 1938

 
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By David Seibert, January 28, 2008
1. The Oconee Electric Membership Corporation Marker
Inscription.  To honor the founders whose vision transformed this rural area from darkness to the splendor of light; who serve as our reminder that no job is too difficult if the cause is just and the people are determined.

Incorporators:
Paul J. Jones Joseph R. Lord T.C. Waldrep James L. Whitaker J.L. Allen M.B. Beall G.C. Ingram (Project Superintendent)
 
Location. 32° 32.587′ N, 83° 4.319′ W. Marker is in Dudley, Georgia, in Laurens County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 80. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3445 US Highway 80 West, Dudley GA 31022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vallombrosa Plantation of Governor George Michael Troup (approx. one mile away); Captain Hardy Smith House (approx. 9 miles away); Intersection of Carolina West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Indian Trails (approx. 9.6 miles away); Laurens County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Jefferson Davis
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(approx. 10 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (approx. 10.6 miles away); Dudley M. Hughes (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Oconee Electric Membership Corporation. The Corporation was one of many localized efforts that worked with the Rural Electrification Administration in the late 1930s. Despite a break during World War II, the corporation eventually successful bringing electricity for home use to Laurens and surrounding counties. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 21, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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