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Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor

 
 
Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 11, 2009
1. Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor Marker
Inscription.  Alice Harrell Strickland (1859-1947) and her husband Henry built this home in 1898. The Stricklands raised seven children before Henry’s death in 1917. Mrs. Strickland then became a community leader. With her service as Mayor of Duluth in 1922-23, she became Georgia’s First Woman Mayor. Additionally, she served as Civic Club president, opened her home as a children’s clinic since there was no hospital facility available, and led the community in forestry conservation with the donation of land for a community forest. Mrs. Strickland lived here until her death.
 
Erected 1999 by Georgia Historical Society and the City of Duluth. (Marker Number 67-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHorticulture & ForestryScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 34° 0.262′ N, 84° 8.325′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is at
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the intersection of Buford Highway (U.S. 23) and Church Street, on the right when traveling north on Buford Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2956 Buford Highway, Duluth GA 30096, 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. Peachtree Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spreader #JX635 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Steam Locomotion at High Tide! (approx. 1˝ miles away); Passenger Coach No. 3780 (approx. 1˝ miles away); The History of the Miniature Train Company (approx. 1˝ miles away); State R.R. Survey (approx. 3.6 miles away); Aviation Tragedy (approx. 4˝ miles away); Suwanee, Georgia 9/11 Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Regarding Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor. The Strickland Home is now the Duluth History Museum and the home of the Duluth Historical Society.
 
Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 11, 2009
2. Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor Marker
Looking south on Buford Highway (to the right) toward Atlanta
Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 11, 2009
3. Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor Marker
Home of Alice Harrell Strickland image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 11, 2009
4. Home of Alice Harrell Strickland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,925 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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