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Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Shadows

 
 
The Shadows Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
1. The Shadows Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
Circa
1876

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 33° 5.187′ N, 82° 1.107′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is on Jones Avenue, 0.1 miles south of West 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 525 Jones Ave, Waynesboro GA 30830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor George Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); The J.D. Roberts Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waynesborough (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Southern Tour (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burke County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burke County's 8 Governors (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
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Excerpts from the National Register nomination:
John James Jones was born on September 13, 1824, at the family plantation known as Old Canaan, He was educated at Emory College, Oxford, Georgia, and graduated in 1845, He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and began his law practice in Macon the following year. After four years of practicing law in Macon, he returned to Waynesboro to assume the role of planter for the family plantation. He also opened a law practice in Waynesboro. In 1855, Jones married Eva Toombs (1830-1900), niece of Senator Robert Toombs. In 1859, Jones was elected to the U.S. Congress as the First District representative.

When the State of Georgia elected to secede from the Union in 1861, Jones, along with the rest of the Georgia representatives, retired from the U.S. Congress. Jones' involvement in the Civil War included the operation of his plantation to provide Confederate troops with provisions. In 1863, he was elected captain of a large company that he organized. In 1864, Jones was appointed aide-decamp to Governor Brown with the rank of colonel. He remained in this capacity until the close of the war. Jones was elected a representative to the first session of the General Assembly after the war (1865-1866) and was placed on the judiciary committee. He was instrumental in developing and remodeling Georgia laws to meet the changed conditions
The Shadows Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
2. The Shadows Marker
of the state. He served on the Board of County Commissioners in Burke County, as well as the Board of Public Schools. He was also involved in political activities and served as the chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Burke County for twelve years.

When the family plantation, "Old Canaan," burned in 1876, Jones decided to build his new residence on a section of the family plantation near the town of Waynesboro.…

 
Also see . . .
1. John James Jones House (PDF). National Register nomination for the estate, which was listed in 1980. (National Archives) (Submitted on June 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. The Shadows, 525 Jones Ave. Waynesboro, GA 30830. Video tour of the house and grounds, produced when the nearly 8-acre estate was for sale. It since has been sold. (GreenPeas Productions, uploaded Oct. 8, 2018)) (Submitted on June 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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