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Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood

 
 
Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 9, 2008
1. Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood Marker
Inscription.  This house, about 150 years old, was the birthplace of Bishop Atticus Green Haygood in 1839 and his sister, Laura Askew Haygood, in 1845. Bishop Haygood was chaplain and missionary to the Army, 1861-65; President of Emory College, 1876-84; editor Wesleyan Christian Advocate, 1878-82; administrator Slater Fund, 1882-91; Bishop from 1890 until his death in 1896. Miss Haygood was principal of an early school for girls in Atlanta and was one of the first missionaries to China. She died in Shanghai in 1900. A brother and sister are buried in the yard of this house, now the Methodist parsonage.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 108-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 33° 51.522′ N, 83° 24.444′ W. Marker is in Watkinsville, Georgia, in Oconee County. Marker is on South
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Main Street (Georgia Route 24) 0 miles south of Greensboro Highway (Georgia Route 15), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 South Main Street, Watkinsville GA 30677, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oconee County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civilians Abducted During Stoneman’s Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Frontier Blockhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eagle Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); E. D. Stroud School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jeannette Rankin’s Georgia Home (approx. 2˝ miles away); In Honor of all American Veterans (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watkinsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 948 times since then and 64 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022