Near Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In 1860, a company of volunteers, the Ringold Rangers, was organized across the road from the lodge house. Officially designated as Company C, 13th Georgia Infantry, it fought through the War Between the States. In 1879, Ringold Christian Church was established on lodge property across the road.
In 1922, the Mother Club, which became one of the first Home Demonstration Clubs, was founded here. First members were: President Mary Gaillard and Mesdames T. T. Henderson, Joe P. Manley, A. W. Edwards, P.P. Patrick, John Parham, W. P. Walker, Roswell Welden, Leon Pullin, G. W. Patrick, W. P. Nutt, T. W. Rhodes, T. Walter Futral, J. Mitchell Walker, W. J. Burks, William S. Patrick, Grover C. Patrick. Mrs. Myrtle Sibley was home demonstration agent at the time and Tap Bennett was county agent.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 17.157′ N, 84° 9.763′ W. Marker is near Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is on Jackson Road 0 miles east of Wisso Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4337 Jackson Road, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Locust Grove Institute (approx. 5.4 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 5˝ miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 5.9 miles away); Spalding County (approx. 5.9 miles away); To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County (approx. 5.9 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Georgia Militia at Griffin (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Orphan Brigade (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
Also see . . . History and Legend. This Griffin Daily News article from Oct 5, 1969, provides some history on the masonic lodge. It was built on the McIntosh trail on land donated by William M. Welden. McIntosh would stay over with the Weldens on his ventures (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Charles D Johnson of Griffin/ringold, Georgia.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Churches & Religion • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Government • War, US Civil •
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