Swainsboro in Emanuel County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Home of George Leon Smith, II
1912 - 1973
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives for 29 years and Speaker of that body for 11 years, longer than any other man. He was the 12th Georgian in History to lie in state at the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. The World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Administration Building of the Emanuel County Junior College are named in his memory both of which he helped to establish.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 32° 35.809′ N, 82° 20.054′ W. Marker is in Swainsboro, Georgia, in Emanuel County. Marker is at the intersection of Roger Shaw Street and South Main Street (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling north on Roger Shaw Street. The marker is located in Patriot Park, created on the former site of the Emanual County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Swainsboro GA 30401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Crossroads of the Great South (a few steps from this marker); Emanuel County Patriot Park (a few steps from this marker); Swainsboro Georgia Veterans Memorial Emanuel County (within shouting distance of this marker); Swainsboro 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sgt. Ronald Bruce Price (approx. 0.7 miles away); Don E. Flanders (approx. 0.7 miles away); C O Edwards Jr (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swainsboro.
Also see . . .
1. George L. Smith (Georgia politician). Wikipedia entry:
In addition to the other naming honors noted on the marker, a Georgia State Park at Twin City, east of Swainsboro, is also named after him. (Submitted on February 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Story of George L. Smith. Pieces of Our Past entry (Submitted on February 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,422 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 20, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on February 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.