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Jefferson in Jackson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Builder of the Nation

 
 
Builder of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, 1991
1. Builder of the Nation Marker
Inscription.  This steam locomotive was presented to the City of Jefferson in 1959 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company as a permanent exhibit in memory of the important service engines of this type gave to the nation. It was one of the last steam-powered locomotives to operate in this section of the country. It was built in 1907 and was last operated on the Gainesville Midland Railroad.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
 
Location. 34° 7.488′ N, 83° 35.004′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Georgia, in Jackson County. Marker is on Washington Street (Business U.S. 129) 0 miles south of Hoschton Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson GA 30549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paradise Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackson County (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Jackson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Floyd G. Hoard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jackson County War Memorial (approx.
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0.7 miles away); Dr. Crawford W. Long and Anesthesia for Surgery (approx. ¾ mile away); Crawford Long Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
More about this marker. While the marker is an exact copy of the markers issued by the Georgia Historical Commission (and later by the Department of Natural Resources), it is not an "official" state marker.
 
Builder of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
2. Builder of the Nation Marker
The marker in late 2009
Builder of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
3. Builder of the Nation Marker
The engine (to the right), the marker, and US Highway 129 Business at the northern edge of Jefferson.
Builder of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
4. Builder of the Nation Marker
The railroad tracks in the background lead north to Gainesville (toward the right in the photo)
Builder of the Nation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
5. Builder of the Nation
The Gainesville-Midland Railroad's Engine 116
Builder of the Nation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
6. Builder of the Nation
The Gainesville-Midland Railroad's Engine 116
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on November 21, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 20, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 21, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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