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Jefferson in Jackson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Builder of the Nation

 
 
Builder of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 1991
1. Builder of the Nation Marker
Inscription. This steam locomotive was presented to the City of Jefferson in 1959 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company as a permanent exhibit in memory of the important service engines of this type gave to the nation. It was one of the last steam-powered locomotives to operate in this section of the country. It was built in 1907 and was last operated on the Gainesville Midland Railroad.
 
Location. 34° 7.488′ N, 83° 35.004′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Georgia, in Jackson County. Marker is on Washington Street (Business U.S. 129) 0 miles south of Hoschton Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson GA 30549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jackson Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Antioch United Methodist Church (approx. 8.9 miles away); Home of Governor L.G. Hardman (approx. 9 miles away); Rockwell Universalist Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); William Pentecost (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Braselton School Bell (approx. 10.3 miles away); The Braselton Family (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
More about this marker.
Builder of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
2. Builder of the Nation Marker
The marker in late 2009
While the marker is an exact copy of the markers issued by the Georgia Historical Commission (and later by the Department of Natural Resources), it is not an "official" state marker.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRailroads & Streetcars
 
Builder of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
3. Builder of the Nation Marker
The engine (to the right), the marker, and US Highway 129 Business at the northern edge of Jefferson.
Builder of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
4. Builder of the Nation Marker
The railroad tracks in the background lead north to Gainesville (toward the right in the photo)
Builder of the Nation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
5. Builder of the Nation
The Gainesville-Midland Railroad's Engine 116
Builder of the Nation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
6. Builder of the Nation
The Gainesville-Midland Railroad's Engine 116
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on November 21, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 20, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 21, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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