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Lakeland in Lanier County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lanier County

 
 
Lanier County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
1. Lanier County Marker
Inscription.  This County created by Acts of the Legislature of Aug. 11, 1919 & Aug. 7, 1920 is named for Sidney Lanier, poet of Georgia. Lanier was born in Macon Feb. 3, 1842 and practiced law there with his father after graduating from Oglethorpe Univ. then at Milledgeville. He married Mary Day of Macon in ‘67 after serving in the Confederate Army and being captured while commanding a blockade runner. In ‘73 he moved to Baltimore and lectured at Johns Hopkins. He died at Lynn, N.C. Sept. 7, 1881. Among his famous poems are “The Marshes of Glynn” & “Song of the Chattahoochee.”
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 086-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1820.
 
Location. 31° 2.472′ N, 83° 4.501′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Georgia, in Lanier County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main
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Street (U.S. 129) and North Carter Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. The marker is at the corner of the parking lot in front of the Lanier County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeland GA 31635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stapleton's Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); M. E. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Oaklawn Baptist Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Milltown Air Line Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hotel Milltown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Governor E. D. Rivers (approx. one mile away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joshua Lee (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Lanier County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Lanier County Marker
Lanier County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Lanier County Marker
Lanier County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
4. Lanier County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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