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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty

(1867-1938)

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty Marker
Inscription. Charles Holmes Herty, one of America’s outstanding chemists, was born on this site December 4, 1867. He spent his early life in Milledgeville where he attended the Middle Georgia Agricultural and Military College (now Georgia College). Later he studied at John(sic) Hopkins and at European universities. Aided by his efforts, American chemistry became a giant industrial enterprise, and the Georgia pine became a valuable raw product in this new industry.
 
Erected 1993 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 005-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.846′ N, 83° 13.796′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is on West Hancock Street 0 miles from North Wilkinson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the main buildings on the campus of Georgia College and State University. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr Charles Holmes Herty Statesman -Chemist (here, next to this marker); Baldwin County Veterans Memorial
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty Marker
The buildings of Georgia College and State University stand in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Allen Strain (within shouting distance of this marker); De Soto in Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Seal of Georgia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tomlinson Fort House (about 500 feet away); State College (about 700 feet away); The Old Governor's Mansion (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text, erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location. (Johns Hopkins was properly spelled on the earlier marker.)
 
Also see . . .  Charles Holmes Herty - The New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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