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LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr.

 
 
Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 1991
1. Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Born in LaGrange July 15, 1870, Fuller E. Callaway was a textile manufacturer, merchant, and philanthropist. In 1888, he established his first business on LaFayette Square just west of this point.

Organizing and operating textile mills, banks, warehouses and department stores, Callaway helped modernize LaGrange's economy. Examples of his concern for the social and educational development of employees and residents can be found throughout LaGrange and the State of Georgia. When he died in 1928, Callaway was one of the world's leading textile manufacturers.
 
Erected 1986 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Troup County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 2.336′ N, 85° 1.916′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of Vernon Street (U.S. 29) and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Vernon Street. The marker stands
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on the southwest corner of the town square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Troup County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nancy Harts (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Michael Troup (about 600 feet away); Troup County Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bellevue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bellevue, Home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. half a mile away); Lynching in America / Raising a Voice Against Racial Violence (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Also see . . .  History and Heritage of the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation. Information on the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation. (Submitted on December 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,080 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 14, 2020