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Danville in Twiggs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dudley M. Hughes

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Dudley M. Hughes Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
1. Dudley M. Hughes Marker
Inscription.  “Magnolia Plantation” was the home of Dudley Mays Hughes, four times a member of Congress from 1909 to 1917. He was the co-author of the Smith ~ Hughes Vocational Education Bill which was passed by Congress Feb. 23, 1917. This Bill provided Federal aid for vocational education in agricultural, domestic, mechanical and other lines for both youths and adults. Hughes was one of the builders and a president of the Macon, Dublin and Savannah Railroad. Throughout his career he was very active in promoting the agriculture and industry of Georgia.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 143-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 36.113′ N, 83° 14.636′ W. Marker is in Danville, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is on U.S. 80 0 miles east of 4th Street, on the
Dudley M. Hughes Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
2. Dudley M. Hughes Marker
US Highway 80 is to the left
right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville GA 31017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Intersection of Carolina West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Indian Trails (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ezekiel Wimberley (approx. 8.4 miles away); Twiggs County (approx. 8.4 miles away); Richland Baptist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); The Oconee Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 10.8 miles away); Longstreet Methodist Church (approx. 11.1 miles away); Vallombrosa Plantation of Governor George Michael Troup (approx. 11.8 miles away); Geographic Center of Georgia (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Dudley M. Hughes' Magnolia Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
3. Dudley M. Hughes' Magnolia Plantation
Dudley M. Hughes' Magnolia Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
4. Dudley M. Hughes' Magnolia Plantation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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