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He Helped Bring And Keep Fort Benning

 
 
He Helped Bring and Keep Fort Benning Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. He Helped Bring and Keep Fort Benning Marker
Inscription.  Mallory Reynolds Flournoy (Oct. 21, 1882 - Apr. 26, 1920), leader in establishing Fort Benning and the Infantry School on the 182,000 acre military reservation south of Columbus, lived here. The son of John F. Flournoy, outstanding citizen and developer of Columbus, Mallory Flournoy, working with a C. of C. Committee during World War I, was instrumental in establishing Camp Benning in a limited area east of Columbus. When that camp was abandoned, he suggested the area south of town with ample space and varied terrain that became the permanent military installation. His untiring effort to bring and keep the camp here impaired his health and he died soon afterward.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1851.
 
Location. 32° 28.576′ N, 84° 57.476′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Wildwood Avenue and 16th Street, on the right when traveling north on Wildwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31906, 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. Carson McCullers (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cedars (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wynnton School Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Benning (approx. half a mile away); “Wildwood” (approx. half a mile away); Leonard Spring (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Elms (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Elmo (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
He Helped Bring and Keep Fort Benning Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. He Helped Bring and Keep Fort Benning Marker
He Helped Bring and Keep Fort Benning Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. He Helped Bring and Keep Fort Benning Marker
The marker and Flournoy home from Wildwood Avenue
He Helped Bring and Keep Fort Benning Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. He Helped Bring and Keep Fort Benning Marker
The Mallory Reynolds Flournoy home remains in the family.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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