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Knoxville in Crawford County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joanna Troutman

 
 
Joanna Troutman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Joanna Troutman Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1835 Joanna Troutman gave to a company of Georgia soldiers on their way to fight for the independence of Texas, a “Lone Star” flag, which she had made and which was later adopted as the Texas emblem.
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration (WPA).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, Texas IndependenceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 32° 43.467′ N, 83° 59.867′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Georgia, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Crusselle Street (U.S. 80) and Fair Play Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on East Crusselle Street. The marker, mounted on a stone, stands in front on the Crawford County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville GA 31050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexis de Tocqueville (a few steps from this marker); Crawford County
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(a few steps from this marker); William Bartram Trail (a few steps from this marker); Federal Wire Road (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Colonel Benjamin Hawkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Creek Agency (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Regarding Joanna Troutman. The Crawford County Courthouse is on the route Captain William Ward's Georgia Volunteers followed from Macon to Columbus en route to Texas and the Battle of Goliad.

Joanna Troutman died in 1879 and was buried at Elmwood, her plantation home in Crawford County. Her remains were moved to the State Cemetery at Austin, Texas, in 1913. A bronze statue by Pompeo Coppini was erected above her grave.
 
Additional keywords. Flag
 
Joanna Troutman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Joanna Troutman Marker
Joanna Troutman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Joanna Troutman Marker
The marker, with the Crawford County Courthouse in the background
Joanna Troutman Lone Star Flag image. Click for full size.
Crawford County Historical Society
4. Joanna Troutman Lone Star Flag
The flag sewn by Joanna Troutman and presented to the Georgia Volunteers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,212 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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