Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Belk "Bill" Lynn and Lynn Station
"Bill" Lynn, namesake of the community of Lynn Station, was born in Alabama in 1846 (d. 1919). He was the son of Martin R. Lynn and Sarah Ann "Nicey" Conway. According to family tradition, his mother was of Creek Indian ancestry. Lynn enlisted with his brother James Martin Lynn by 1864 as a pet. In Co. E, 38th AL Inf. Reg., CSA. Captured and imprisoned by the Union army, they were paroled at Vicksburg, MS in 1865. Bill later moved into Decatur County, where he married Nancy L. "Nannie" Donalson. A successful trader in real estate, Lynn amassed extensive property through his own efforts and via his marriage.
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Lynn was instrumental in the founding of the community of Lynn Station. When construction of a railroad line began in this area in the 1890s, Lynn donated a right of way through his own land to assure the extension of the line north to Arlington, GA. Lynn also donated land for the formation of a church near the railroad and encouraged the establishment of businesses in the vicinity. Eventually, Lynn Station boasted several homes, a cotton
Erected 2014 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Decatur County Commission and Mr. Alec Poitevint.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 30° 58.632′ N, 84° 38.086′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is at the intersection of Industrial Boulevard and 3rd Ramp, on the left when traveling west on Industrial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39818, 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. Bainbridge Army Air Field (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cyrene / Cyrene Institute (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Hughes (approx. 5.8 miles away); The First Seminole War in Decatur County (approx. 5.8 miles away); Decatur County During the Creek and Seminole Wars Era (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Battle of Fowltown (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Second Creek War and Removal in the Decatur County Area (approx. 5.8 miles away); Steamboats (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bainbridge.
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