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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Vernon Square

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Vernon Square Marker
Inscription. During the 19th and early 20th centuries this area was the business, social and religious center of Darien. The powerful Bank of Darien with branches in five cities operated here until 1842. Prominent merchants and timber barons lived in homes around Vernon Square when Darien was one of the world's leading exporters of Pine Timber from 1870 to 1910. The Methodist and Episcopal Churches on the square were both established in the 1840's.
 
Location. 31° 22.092′ N, 81° 25.973′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street and Franklin Street, in the median on Greene Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Bank of Darien (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodists at Darien (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Cyprian's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); The Burning of Darien (about 600 feet away); Fort King George (about 700 feet away); Darien (about 700 feet away); Oglethorpe Oak (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
More about this marker.
Vernon Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Vernon Square Marker
See the Bank Of Darien Marker in the "Other nearby markers" section.
 
Also see . . .  New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for Darien, Georgia. "In the 1840s and 1850s yellow pine timber was rafted down the river to Darien's sawmills in response to an increasing lumber demand in the North, although the Civil War (1861-65) interrupted this activity." (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Vernon Square Methodist Church image. Click for more information.
By Mike Stroud, August 17, 2008
3. Vernon Square Methodist Church
As mentioned on this marker.
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Vernon Square Episcopal Church image. Click for more information.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Vernon Square Episcopal Church
As mentioned on this marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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