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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy

 
 
The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
1. The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy Marker
Inscription.  On this corner stood the Milledgeville Hotel built in 1858 while Milledgeville served as Georgia's capital. In 1903 Emily Norvell Hardy took over management of the hotel. She moved into the hotel with her two youngest children, including eleven-year-old Norvell who would later become known to the world as comedian Oliver Hardy. After his mother left Milledgeville in 1910, Oliver Hardy remained to take a job as a projectionist at the city's first movie theater, the Palace, located across the street from the Milledgeville Hotel. It was at the Palace that Oliver Hardy resolved to become an actor in motion pictures.
 
Erected 2005 by Georgia Historical Society, the Newcomers Club of Milledgeville and Baldwin County, and the City of Milledgeville. (Marker Number 005-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
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The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, January 23, 2011
2. The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy Marker
4.79′ N, 83° 13.601′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Wayne Street and East Greene Street, on the right when traveling north on South Wayne Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Statehouse Square (a few steps from this marker); In Commemoration of Marquis De Lafayette (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Georgia's Secession Convention (about 500 feet away); Troup-Clark Political Feud (about 500 feet away); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M. (about 600 feet away); State House Square (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Hardy (1892-1957). From the New Georgia Encyclopedia
...Returning to Milledgeville in 1910, Hardy worked behind the scenes at a local vaudeville house and a movie theater. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,533 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on January 27, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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