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Walthourville in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

City of Walthourville History

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2009
1. City of Walthourville History Marker
Inscription.  
( Front text )
Walthourville, Georgia
Incorporated in 1974
"Organized by Women, Supported by Men"
Honoring
Mayor Lyndol Anderson

The first mayor of the city of Walthourville, who was appointed by Governor Jimmy Carter in 1974.

On April 10,1974 in the presence of a few friends, Attorney J. Noel Osteen Administered the Oat of Office to the Mayor Mrs. Lyndol Anderson and Councilwoman, Mrs. Faye Booth, Mrs Maxine Gaskin, Mrs. Carrie Kent, Mrs. Ardith Herbert, Miss Celia Davis, and to the clerk, Mrs. Molene Burke at the Walthourville Polling House in Walthourville and was officially elected in the first city election held on December 4, 1974.

The first act of Mrs. Anderson was to donate her $150-a-month salary for the betterment of the city and her all female council

( Reverse text )
quickly followed her example by donating their salaries as well. These monies helped to finance the installation of the first 40 street lights in the city. Mrs Anderson and her council were also responsible for the purchase of the
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By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2009
2. City of Walthourville History Marker side 2
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first water system for one dollar, the first city license plates, appointing the first voter registration board, organizing the first city clean up day, the first speed limit signs, and purchasing the building which presently houses the city hall and post office.

Mrs. Anderson and her council were also honored on national television on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite in 1974 for their accomplishments.

In recognition of her past service to the city and to the citizens of Walthourville, the Mayor and council hereby honor Mrs. Lyndol Anderson, the first Mayor of the City of Walthourville, this 20th day of June 2007
 
Erected 2007 by City of Walthourville.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #39 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1793.
 
Location. 31° 46.218′ N, 81° 38.066′ W. Marker is in Walthourville, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Talmadge Road (State Highway 119). Located at the City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walthourville GA 31333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walthourville Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walthourville Presbyterian Church
City of Walthourville History Marker at City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2009
3. City of Walthourville History Marker at City Hall
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and Camp Meeting (approx. 2.3 miles away); Skirmish at Hinesville (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Liberty County Jail (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bradwell Park (approx. 5.8 miles away); Bradwell Institute (approx. 5.8 miles away); Charlton Hines House (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walthourville.
 
Regarding City of Walthourville History. Walthourville is a city in Liberty County, in the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metro area.
The community was named for Andrew Walthour, planter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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