Ludowici in Long County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
This County, created by Act of the Legislature August 14, 1920, is named for Dr. Crawford W. Long who first used ether as an anaesthetic in a surgical operation, at Jefferson, Ga., March 30, 1842. Born in Danielsville Nov. 1, 1815, Dr. Long was a graduate of Franklin College (now U. of Ga.). Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff W.R. Wilkinson, Clerk of Superior Court C.E. Dawson, Ordinary T.J. Harrington, Tax Receiver J. McL. Cameron, Tax Collector T.H. Smiley, Treasurer R.D. Easterling, Coroner L.M. Branch and Surveyor M.C. Sarrason.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 091-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1757.
Location. 31° 42.457′ N, 81° 44.486′ W. Marker is in Ludowici, Georgia, in Long County. Marker is on MacDonald Street. the Courthouse in Ludowici. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ludowici GA 31316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Long County Timeline Mural (approx. Ό mile away); Historic Roads And Indian Trails (approx. 1.8 miles away); Franklinia Altamaha (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Defense of the Altamaha Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); Jones Creek Baptist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Doctortown (approx. 6.7 miles away); Walthourville Baptist Church (approx. 7½ miles away); City of Walthourville History (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ludowici.
Also see . . . Long County. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry:
" On August 14, 1920, the state legislature proposed a constitutional amendment to create Long County from Liberty County, one of the original eight Georgia counties established in 1777 from the colonial parishes." (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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