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Riddleville in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Riddleville

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 30, 2004
1. Riddleville Marker
Inscription. In this locality was one of the four academies of Washington County authorized by the State of Georgia and known as the Riddleville Academy. Mr. Anderson Riddle, a prominent citizen of the community and an ardent advocate of education, learning of the probability of the Washington Baptist Association establishing a denomination school of high standing, offered to give 300 acres of land and Mr. James A. Page offered 20, toward the founding of such an institute in their community. At this point the trustees of the Riddleville Academy offered to convey all property and buildings to the newly organized Mount Vernon Baptist Association for the same purpose. Thus, on the same date, Feb. 7, 1859, the Mount Vernon Baptist Association and the Mount Vernon Institute were organized. The school continued under the supervision of the Mount Vernon Baptist Association until 1891.

The town was incorporated and named Riddleville, in honor of Mr. Anderson Riddle, by an act of the Georgia Legislature in 1859.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 54.433′ N, 82° 40.011′ 
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By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Riddleville Marker
W. Marker is in Riddleville, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is on Bartow Road (Georgia Route 242) 0 miles west of Riddleville-Davisboro Road (Georgia Route 231), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrison GA 31035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Hope Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 6.3 miles away); Colby Smith (approx. 7.8 miles away); David A. Gordon (approx. 8 miles away); Tarver's Mill (approx. 8 miles away); Sherman and Hardee at Tennille (approx. 8.7 miles away); Tennille (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USEducationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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