Lithonia in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rebecca Latimer Felton
On September 22, 1922, Sen. Thomas E. Watson died in office. Pending a special election, Gov. Thomas W. Hardwick named Mrs. Felton to fill the vacancy, thus bestowing upon her the honor of being the first women to serve in the United States Senate.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-88.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1966.
Location. 33° 43.183′ N, 84° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lithonia GA 30058, 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. The March to the Sea (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lynching in America / Mob Violence in Lithonia (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 4.7 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Stone Mountain - Confederate Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Country Comes Before Me (approx. 6.2 miles away); Garrard's Cavalry at Stone Mtn. Depot (approx. 6˝ miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lithonia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.