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Near Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

 
 
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker
Inscription. This 1000 acre tract, once the hunting and fishing grounds of Creek Indians, was purchased from Dr. Russell Thomas and John F. Thomas on December 4, 1946, by the Crisp County Commissioners, Dr. L.E. Williams, J. Homer Dorough and Claude L. McMillan, upon the request of the citizens of Crisp County.

It was deeded to the state and accepted by Ben Fortson, Secretary of State, for Governor Ellis Arnall for use and improvement as a perpetual memorial to the heroic service and sacrifice of Georgia veterans, as envisioned by Nelson M. Shipp and provided for by a 1946 Act of the General Assembly introduced by Palmer H. Greene, Representative of Crisp.

Improvements during 1945-1955 authorized by members of General Assembly with approval and aid of Governors Eugene Talmadge, Melvin Thompson, Herman Talmadge, and Marvin Griffin; and State Park Directors Ward Harrison, Charlie Morgan, Newton Moye and Roy F. Chalker; under supervision of Park Engineers H. W. Oliver and John. M. Mann.


Serve the Living – Honor out Heroic Dead

 
Location. 31° 58.049′ N, 83° 54.743′ W. Marker is near Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp County. Marker is at the intersection of 280 and Gannon Road, on the left when traveling west on 280
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker
The marker is attached to a stone wall on the right of the entrance road to the park.
. Touch for map. The marker is located at the entrance to the Georgia Memorial State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2459 US Highway 280 W, Cordele GA 31015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Safety Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-Indian Battle (approx. half a mile away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (approx. one mile away); Blackshear Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Luther Story Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Luther Story Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fort Early (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordele.
 
Regarding Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park. The park has been renamed the Georgia Veterans State Park.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia Veterans State Park Information. This page shows some of the tanks, military aircraft, and guns on display at the park. (Submitted on January 14, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, World II
 
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Marker
This is the entrance to the park from US Highway 280. This marker is on the stone wall to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Last updated on February 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2018, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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