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Near Munnerlyn in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Planters Electric Membership Corporation Organizational Meeting

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 28, 2005
1. Site of Planters Electric Membership Corporation Organizational Meeting Marker
Inscription. On August 5, 1936, an organizational meeting of the Planters Electric Membership Corporation was held in the Bellevue Plantation commissary building. Those present and elected to become officers were Porter W. Carswell, President; Frank M. Cates, Vice-President; Joel Chappell, Secretary-Treasurer; and John Reese. The Planters Electric Membership Corporation was officially incorporated on November 12, 1936 thus being the third cooperative to be formed in Georgia and only the seventeenth in the United States
 
Erected by Planters EMC Georgia 017.
 
Location. 32° 55.813′ N, 82° 1.255′ W. Marker is near Munnerlyn, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is at the intersection of Porter Carswell Road and Bellevue Plantation Road, on the right when traveling north on Porter Carswell Road. Touch for map.

There is no public access to this marker. Marker is on private property and THE ROADS TO THE MARKER ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY. See next paragraph for more information before attempting to visit this marker. The marker is on the abandoned old alignment for Porter Carswell Road, on the left side when traveling south, just south of the intersection with the abandoned alignment of Bellevue Plantation Road and the abandoned old alignment of Middleground Road. This has been verified with the Burke County Department of Roads and Bridges.

IMPORTANT. You must seek permission from the property owner before driving on Bellevue Plantation Road west of Porter Carswell Road as this is a private road. The portion of Middleground Road approaching the marker from the northwest is also a private road and the same permission is required. The property owner has written to the Historical Marker Database to assert that he will seek prosecution for trespassing for any person found on his private roads. We cannot provide contact information for the owner; you should inquire in town. Marker is in this post office area: Perkins GA 30822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellevue Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavalry Action at Buckhead Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Big Buckhead Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Buck Head Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Old Buckhead Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station (approx. 3.7 miles away); Camp Lawton (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sherman at Millen (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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