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Near Montezuma in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Flint River Farms Resettlement Project

 
 
Flint River Farms Resettlement Project Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Flint River Farms Resettlement Project Marker
Inscription.  The Flint River Farms Resettlement Project was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Resettlement Administration in 1937. The Project was one of many similar community resettlement projects organized throughout the South during the New Deal, allowing African-American farmers to purchase land and learn successful farm practices. A community center opened in 1938 which included school buildings and a vocational agriculture shop. Young people received a first- through eleventh-grade education while adults studied vocational agriculture and home economics. In 2003, sixteen of the original 106 families still owned land purchased through the Flint River Farms Resettlement Project.
 
Erected 2005 by Georgia Historical Society, the Flint River Farms School Preservation Society, Inc., New Hope Baptist Church, Shade Arnold Baptist Church, and Zion Hill Baptist Church. (Marker Number 96.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgriculture
Flint River Farms Resettlement Project Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. Flint River Farms Resettlement Project Marker
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Education. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 32° 17.5′ N, 83° 55.517′ W. Marker is near Montezuma, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 26 and Flint River School Road (County Route 289), on the left when traveling east on State Route 26. The marker stands at the Flint River Farms School Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montezuma GA 31063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Timothy Barnard (approx. 8 miles away); Lumpkin Academy (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lanier/Miona Springs (approx. 11.3 miles away); Home of Samuel Henry Rumph (approx. 11.4 miles away); National Prisoner of War Museum (approx. 13½ miles away); The Battling Bastards of Bataan (approx. 13½ miles away); Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan (approx. 13½ miles away); To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville (approx. 13½ miles away).
 
Flint River Farms Resettlement Project Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. Flint River Farms Resettlement Project Marker
The Flint River Farms School Community Park is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022