Newnan in Coweta County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall
Ellis Gibbs Arnall was born in Newnan on March 20, 1907, and was one of the most influential and progressive Governors in Georgia’s history. After serving in the state legislature and as Georgia's Attorney General, Arnall was Georgia’s Governor from 1943 to 1947. His most prominent accomplishment was reforming the state’s college education system, which had lost accreditation under former Governor Eugene Talmadge. Arnall believed “education is the hope of the future. It is the salvation of our people.” His other achievements include establishing the University Regents system, modernizing the Georgia Constitution and lowering the voting age to 18.
Erected 2011 by Georgia Historical Society, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, and the Coweta County Genealogical Society. (Marker Number 38-3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1877.
Location. 33° 22.505′ N, 84° 47.986′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Square, Newnan GA 30263, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor William Yates Atkinson (a few steps from this marker); Coweta County (a few steps from this marker); Coweta County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of General Daniel Newnan (within shouting distance of this marker); Coweta County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Hospitals (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Brown's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Joe M. Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newnan.
Regarding Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall. The marker was dedicated on October 16, 2011.
Also see . . . Ellis Arnall. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.