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Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Bill Arp

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 20, 2008
1. Birthplace of Bill Arp Marker
Inscription. The beloved Charles Henry Smith, was born here June 15, 1826. He married Mary Hutchins of Lawrenceville in 1849; began his law practice and moved to Rome in 1851. Major, Confederate Army. His Nom de plume, “Bill Arp,” was first used in 1861. Appointed Judge Advocate, Macon, 1864. State Senator 1865-1866. Mayor of Rome, Ga. 1868-1869. Moved near Cartersville in 1877, and into town 1888. A brilliant writer, gentle philosopher, and entertaining humorist for more than forty years, he died August 24, 1903
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration. (Marker Number US 29 F-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 33° 57.396′ N, 83° 59.311′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is at the intersection of North Clayton Street and West Crogan Street (Georgia Route 29), on the left when traveling north on North Clayton Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the (old) Courthouse square. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceville GA 30045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gwinnett County (a few steps from this marker); Button Gwinnett
Markers at the Gwinnett County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 20, 2008
2. Markers at the Gwinnett County Courthouse
(a few steps from this marker); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Watering Trough 1873 (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to the Fallen of 1836 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Veterans of Gwinnett County, Georgia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Home of Major William E. Simmons (about 300 feet away); In Tribute to Ezzard Charles (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceville.
 
Also see . . .  Bill Arp. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable PersonsPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on December 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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