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Nahunta in Brantley County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brantley County

 
 
Brantley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
1. Brantley County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature Aug. 14, 1920, is named for Benjamin D. Brantley. It is said that the old B. & W. Railroad, which was partly destroyed, marked the most southern point of advance of Sherman's Army. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff W.H. Howard, Ordinary Wm. M. Roberson, Clerk of Superior Court John R. James, Tax Receiver Isaac E. Highsmith, Tax Collector M.H. Robinson, Treasurer W.T. Purdom, Coroner Dr. D.L. Moore and Surveyor D.H. Raulerson.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 013-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 14, 1920.
 
Location. 31° 12.191′ N, 81° 58.914′ W. Marker is in Nahunta, Georgia, in Brantley County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 301) near Brantley Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nahunta GA 31553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this
Brantley County Marker and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
2. Brantley County Marker and Courthouse
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail Ridge (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  New Georgia Encyclopedia. Brantley County (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. B & W Railroad
The Brunswick & Albany was organized in 1869 to take over the operation of the defunct Brunswick and Florida Railroad, which did not survive the Civil War. Poors 1869-70 Manual reported that the road “at the present time is in the condition as after dismantlement in 1863.” In that year the Confederate government had seized the line so that its rails could be taken up for reuse on more militarily important roads.

Early in 1869 the Georgia General Assembly approved aid for the rebuilding of the line. By May of that year the tracks were open from Brunswick to the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad at Tebeauville (now Waycross). Trains did not reach Albany, however, until October of 1871.

The old branch line between Schlatterville and Glenmore (a part of the original main line) had become unnecessary and was abandoned.

In 1872 the General Assembly nullified a bond issue for the railroad. It entered receivership that year and was sold under foreclosure the following year. In 1882 it was once again reorganized, emerging
Brantley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
3. Brantley County Courthouse
under the new name Brunswick and Western Railroad. (Railroad History)
    — Submitted November 4, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
Brantley County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
4. Brantley County Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Served Our Country and the Ones Who Gave Their Lives For Our Freedom
W.W. I, W.W. II, Korean, Vietnam
Brantley County Marker. looking south along US 301 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 1, 2009
5. Brantley County Marker. looking south along US 301
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,074 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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