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Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nellie Margaret Harris Applin

In Memory of Mayor Margaret Martin

 

—Honoring Our Veterans —

 
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By David Seibert, April 5, 2014
1. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 1)
Inscription. Dedicated in 2007, the Kingston Veterans Monument, vision in 1999 by Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin, stands in honor of the lives of four hundred brave men and women whom served their country with valor, honor and dignity. This memorial resulted from the continuous work of Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin, who solely, for three and a half years researched and organized this information, which give insight to the dedicated efforts of these brave men and women. In 2002 Representative Bill Cummings, working with Mrs. Applin and Mayor Margo Martin, introduced Resolution Act 61 (HR949)-Georgia General Assembly to transfer state-owned land to the City of Kingston for the Veterans Monument. April 8, 2004, State of Georgia-Properties Commission authorized the transfer of approximately five acres of land to the City of Kingston. Funding for Kingston Veterans Monument, no easy task, was made possible by in-kind donations; golf and softball tournaments; auction

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and a commemorative brick sale. Design of the Veterans Monument was made possible by Mr. Richard Harrison.

On the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama, Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin is recognized for her outstanding service, work and research. She is the contributing researcher
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By David Seibert, April 5, 2014
2. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 2)
of the biography American Tapestry -- The story of the black, white and multiracial ancestors of First Lady Michelle Obama, author Rachel L. Swarns. Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin is named a Civil Rights Leader in the Who’s Who of the Dr. Martin Luther King Diversity Class of 1957-2007. For these great efforts and other notability, Mrs. Applin received a Proclamation from Bartow County Commissioner Clarence Brown and a Resolution for State of Georgia Representative Barry Loudermilk. Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin’s work is recorded in the National Archives, Washington, DC.
 
Location. 34° 14.156′ N, 84° 56.742′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Park Street 0.1 miles north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker stands at the Kingston Veterans Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Andrews Raiders at Kingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Rome Railroad (about 300 feet
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By David Seibert, April 5, 2014
3. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 1)
away, measured in a direct line); Sherman’s March to the Sea (about 300 feet away); Kingston Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis (about 400 feet away); Surrender of Confederate Troops (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 5, 2014
4. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 2)
Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 5, 2014
5. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 1)
The Kingston Veterans Monument is in the background.
Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 5, 2014
6. Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker (Side 2)
The Kingston Veterans Monument is in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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