Talbotton in Talbot County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Straus Home Site
LAZARUS STRAUS founded a mercantile business in Talbotton and a later one in Columbus. After the War Between the States, he established a crockery and glassware business in New York, a forerunner of Macy’s, which became, under the leadership of ISIDOR STRAUS, one of the world’s leading department stores. OSCAR STRAUS, among the earliest career diplomats, served as minister, ambassador and cabinet member under Presidents Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft. Author of several books, he wrote the widely read Under Four Administrations. NATHAN STRAUS, leader in the fight for pasteurization of milk and a pioneer in other health
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 130-6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 32° 40.707′ N, 84° 32.472′ W. Marker is in Talbotton, Georgia, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street, on the left when traveling north on North Jefferson Avenue. The marker stands in front of the new Talbot County Library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Talbotton GA 31827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Straus Home Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Straus Home Site (about 400 feet away); Talbot County (about 500 feet away); First Session Supreme Court of Georgia (about 600 feet away); Zion Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile William Bartram Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington Towns (approx. ¼ mile away); Talbotton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talbotton.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5. submitted on January 19, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.