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

Russell House

Russell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 13, 2004
1. Russell House Marker
Inscription.  The Russell House was built in 1912 by Richard Brevard Russell, Sr., B. 1861 - D. 1938, and his wife, Ina Dillard, B. 1868 - D. 1953, who were married June 24, 1891. Fifteen children were born of this marriage. Judge Russell was elected Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia in 1922, and served in this capacity until his death. Mrs. Russell was Georgia’s Mother of the year in 1950. In 1954, the late Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr., the oldest son, became the owner of the house and made it his home until his death in 1971. Russell Memorial Park and Cemetery is located to the South of the house.
Erected 1977 by Winder Lions Club & Auxiliary.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsParks & Recreational AreasWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1939.
Location. 33° 58.668′ N, 83° 42.24′ W. Marker is near Winder, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker is on Atlanta Highway SE (U.S. 29) 0 miles east of Russell Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling
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By David Seibert, March 19, 2009
2. The Russell House
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east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 461 Atlanta Highway SE, Winder GA 30680, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenwood Elementary and High School (approx. one mile away); Barrow County (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard (approx. 1.4 miles away); Builder of the Nation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Concord Methodist Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Winder's Most Historical Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Yargo (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bethlehem United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winder.
Also see . . .  Richard B. Russell Jr. (1897-1971). A much more detailed biography, from the New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 4,050 times since then and 164 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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