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

Statham House

Statham House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 13, 2004
1. Statham House Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1850. Owned by M. John C. Statham. He provided homes for widows of Civil War Veterans; donated land for right-of-way of railroad; streets for town, and a lot for a Methodist Church -- now the city cemetery. Statham, incorporated Dec. 20, 1892, named in honor of its founder, M.J.C. Statham. First Post Office known as Barber’s Creek, 1846; then DeLay, 1854; and changed to Statham in 1892. Statham was originally known as Calamit Village, part of the Talasee Colony on the Ocoloco Trail, inhabited by Creek and Cherokee Indians. In 1784 white settlers paid Indian Chief Umausauga 14 pounds of beads for land from Calamit to Snodon and Poganip calling it Beadland.
Erected 1977 by City of Statham.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is December 20, 1812.
Location. 33° 57.923′ N, 83° 35.699′ W. Marker is in Statham, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad
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By David Seibert, March 19, 2009
2. Statham House Marker
The small duplex house where the marker stands would not appear to have been built in the 1850s....
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Street and Wise Court, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1933 Broad Street, Statham GA 30666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Statham High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Pentecost (approx. 3.8 miles away); Russell House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Glenwood Elementary and High School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bethlehem United Methodist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Barrow County (approx. 7˝ miles away); The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard (approx. 7˝ miles away); Builder of the Nation (approx. 7˝ miles away).
Regarding Statham House. There are a number of attractive Victorian-style houses in the area, but the Statham House is apparently no longer standing.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,689 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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