Americus in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has built homes in virtually every country of Latin America and the Caribbean. The first Habitat house in the region was built in Guatemala in 1979.
More Habitat homes have been built in Mexico than in any country except the United States.
The population of cities in Latin America is growing at an astonishing rate as the rural poor flock to metropolitan areas seeking the chance for a better life. But as the cities grow, land in and around them becomes more expensive, often rising beyond the reach of even middle-class residents.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
Location. 32° 4.223′ N, 84° 14.471′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Americus GA 31709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deadly Insects (a few steps from this marker); Poverty Housing: A Global Epidemic (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Africa/Middle East (within shouting distance of this marker); How blocks are madeWelcome to Asia/Pacific (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Elm Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. half a mile away); Americus Colored Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Americus.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 311 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.