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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 —

The Oconee Electric Membership Corporation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 28, 2008
1. The Oconee Electric Membership Corporation Marker
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.

Paul J. Jones Joseph R. Lord T.C. Waldrep James L. Whitaker J.L. Allen M.B. Beall G.C. Ingram (Project Superintendent)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Rural Electrification 💡 series list.
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 8 other markers are within 10 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);
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Carnegie Library (approx. 9.6 miles away); Intersection of Carolina West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Indian Trails (approx. 9.6 miles away); Martin Luther King, Jr.'s First Public Speech (approx. 9.6 miles away); Where the Dream Began (approx. 9.6 miles away); Laurens County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Laurens County Honor Roll (approx. 9.8 miles away).
Also see . . .  Oconee Electric Membership Corporation History. Corporation website entry:
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.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 11 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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Sep. 26, 2023