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Newborn in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Newborn

Formerly Part of Baldwin, Jasper Counties

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 25, 2013
1. Newborn Marker
Inscription. Settlement began after the 1807 Land Lottery. R. Fretwell, W. Burge, J. Hartwell & S. Gay moved to the area c. 1809. A log church was built for the Methodist in 1820. Rufus Broome, Nestor & John W. Pitts settled with the idea of developing a town. Sandtown (Newborn) became a hub of trade, education and medical care. Newborn Academy / Palmyra Institute was established 1837. John W. Pitts, a Union sympathizer is credited with saving the town from Sherman´s torch by entertaining the General on 11/19/1864. The arrival of the middle Ga. & Atlantic R.R. in 1893 gave a boost to the economy wh`ere cotton dominated until after World War II.
 
Erected 1996 by The Landmarks Committee, Newton County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 33° 30.833′ N, 83° 41.5′ W. Marker is in Newborn, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Georgia Route 142) and Academy Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newborn GA 30056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Loyd Place (approx. half a mile away); Mansfield's Famous Southpaw
Newborn Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 25, 2013
2. Newborn Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Mansfield's First School (approx. 2˝ miles away); Reese (approx. 4.3 miles away); Brick Store (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pennington (approx. 7˝ miles away); Sherman at Harris’ Quarters (approx. 8.1 miles away); Brownwood-Centennial (approx. 8˝ miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Newborn Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 25, 2013
3. Newborn Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 205 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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