Athens in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
May Erwin Talmadge
(1885 – 1973)
May Erwin Talmadge was the eighteenth President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1944-1947. Mrs. Talmadge and her husband, Julius Young Talmadge (1880-1940), an Athens businessman, made their home in this Colonial Revival Style house, and she lived here until her death in 1973.
Active in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, for more than sixty-two years, Mrs. Talmadge was the first President General to be elected from Georgia and the only Georgian to hold that office to date. Her grave, located at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, was marked by the Georgia State Society NSDAR in 1975.
In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Elijah Clarke Chapter on February 12, 1901, the members have placed this marker as a lasting tribute to May Erwin Talmadge, who served as Chapter Regent, 1916-1919, and State Regent of Georgia, 1924-1926.
Erected 2001 by Elijah Clarke Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1816.
Location. 33° 57.781′ N, 83° 24.012′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Athens-Clarke County. Marker is on Prince Avenue (U.S. 129) 0 miles east of Georgia Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1295 Prince Avenue, Athens GA 30601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Navy Supply Corps School / Former Site of Georgia State Normal School (approx. 0.2 miles away); America’s First Garden Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); The Taylor-Grady House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camak House: (approx. one mile away); Athens High and Industrial School (approx. one mile away); Home of Joseph Henry Lumpkin (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
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