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


Reese Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
1. Reese Marker
Inscription.  On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of


Originally, the community of Reese was known as Ebenezer, and it has been identified as a community that grew up along an old post road near the Little River. As early as 1839, historic maps identify the community as Ebenezer in Durdin’s Militia District, and it isn't until around the turn of the century that it comes to be known as Reese. An application for a new post office location from 1882 addressed to Mr. Joseph Reese indicates that there is already a post office with the name of Ebenezer. This suggests that the name of Reese was given for a family in the area. A handwritten note on that same record indicates that “all maps of Georgia have in Morgan County Ebenezer, which is the location of the proposed post office of Reese, Morgan County, Georgia,” which corresponds the location of Reese and Ebenezer.

In addition to a post office, the community of Reese boasted a school and a general store. A marker at the former site of Milton Chapel identifies that the church and cemetery
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served the community of Reese between 1895 in 1940. In close proximity north of Reese was the small community of Austin, which boasted of a cotton gin, post office and general store.

Because of the individuals who take pride in this community, Reese is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
Erected 2009 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 33° 32.404′ N, 83° 37.45′ W. Marker is near Rutledge, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Reese Road and Durden Road, on the right when traveling south on Reese Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rutledge GA 30663, 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. The Old Loyd Place (approx. 4 miles away); Brownwood-Centennial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Newborn (approx. 4.3 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pennington (approx. 5.3 miles away); The March to the Sea
Reese Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
2. Reese Marker
Looking south on Reese Road
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Rutledge (approx. 6 miles away); Rutledge Station (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rutledge.
Regarding Reese. No building remain of the old Reese community. The (private) Reese family cemetery does remain, near the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 5, 2023