“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baxley in Appling County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Appling County

Appling County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, circa 1993
1. Appling County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 15, 1818; Dec. 21, 1819 and Dec. 24, 1824 is named for Colonel Daniel Appling who served in the War of 1812. Baxley was chosen as the County Site in 1874 and incorporated in 1875. The first Site, approved by the Legislature in 1828, was at Holmesville which was chartered in 1854. Among the first County Officers, who took office in 1820, were: Sheriff William Carter, Clerk of Superior and Inferior Courts John McAuley, Coroner James Mixon and Surveyor Daniel S. Whitehurst.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 001-2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 46.668′ N, 82° 20.949′ W. Marker was in Baxley, Georgia, in Appling County. Marker was at the intersection of Tippins Street and South Main Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west on Tippins
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Street. Marker was on the courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 69 Tippins Street, Baxley GA 31513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Campground Cemetery (approx. 14 miles away).
Also see . . .  Appling County. (Submitted on September 26, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Appling County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maureen McKinney, October 28, 2023
2. Appling County Marker
Located the missing marker on the corner of Blackshear Hwy and Post Street. 31.704048, -82.320479 Appling County, Georgia
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on October 29, 2023, by Maureen McKinney of Jacksonville, Florida.

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Nov. 30, 2023