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Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Early County Peanut Monument

 
 
Early County Peanut Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 31, 2012
1. Early County Peanut Monument
Inscription.  The people of Early County, the largest peanut producing center in the world, have erected this monument in tribute to the peanut, which is so largely responsible for our growth and prosperity. Not only has it contributed to the higher living standards of the people engaged in its producing, manufacturing and marketing, but has also become important to the better health of the people of the world, as it is the source of some of our most nutritious and beneficial foods.
 
Erected 1954.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list.
 
Location. 31° 22.672′ N, 84° 56.028′ W. Marker is in Blakely, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Square (Georgia Route 62) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Court Square. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the Early County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Court Square, Blakely GA 39823, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Early County Peanut Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 31, 2012
2. Early County Peanut Monument
(Early County Courthouse in background)
8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Flag Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); Early County (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Notch Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Three Notch Trail (approx. 3½ miles away); Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area (approx. 6.3 miles away); Centerville United Methodist Church (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakely.
 
Also see . . .  Early County History. As with many counties in Southwest Georgia, peanut farming is a vital component of Early County’s economy. Early County is the largest peanut quota holding county in the nation. In recognition of this crop’s importance, a statue of a peanut was erected on the square in Blakely, a city in the county, in 1954. (Submitted on January 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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