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Lakeland in Lanier County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lanier County

 
 
Lanier County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
1. Lanier County Marker
Inscription. This County created by Acts of the Legislature of Aug. 11, 1919 & Aug. 7, 1920 is named for Sidney Lanier, poet of Georgia. Lanier was born in Macon Feb. 3, 1842 and practiced law there with his father after graduating from Oglethorpe Univ. then at Milledgeville. He married Mary Day of Macon in 67 after serving in the Confederate Army and being captured while commanding a blockade runner. In 73 he moved to Baltimore and lectured at Johns Hopkins. He died at Lynn, N.C. Sept. 7, 1881. Among his famous poems are “The Marshes of Glynn” & “Song of the Chattahoochee.”
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 086-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 2.472′ N, 83° 4.501′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Georgia, in Lanier County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 129) and North Carter Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is at the corner of the parking lot in front of the Lanier County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeland GA 31635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles
Lanier County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Lanier County Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Governor E. D. Rivers (approx. one mile away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joshua Lee (approx. 1.3 miles away); Union Church Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Burnt Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fender Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Court in Clinch County (approx. 11.9 miles away); Bethany Baptist Church (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicGovernmentPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
Lanier County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Lanier County Marker
Lanier County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
4. Lanier County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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