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Oglethorpe in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Macon County

 
 
Macon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Macon County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 14, 1837, is named for Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina, President Pro-Tem of the U.S. Senate. The first County Site at Lanier was moved to Oglethorpe in 1854 to be on the railroad. Lanier became a “lost town” as did Travelers Rest whose people moved to the railroad at Montezuma two miles away. There was an unsuccessful effort in 1893 to move the County Site to Montezuma. At Willow Lake in this County Sam Rumph and his son Sam Henry Rumph developed the famous Elberta peach named for the latter’s wife.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 096-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 32° 17.635′ N, 84° 3.622′ W. Marker was in Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker was on Chatham Street (Georgia Route 90) 0 miles east of Sumter Street (County Route 128), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is next to the Macon County Health Department. Marker was at or near this postal address: 110 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe GA 31068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Macon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Macon County Marker
The Macon County Courthouse is in the distance
other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Timothy Barnard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lumpkin Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mt. Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 6 miles away); The Raiders' Graves (approx. 7.5 miles away); Lanier/Miona Springs (approx. 7.6 miles away); National Prisoner of War Museum (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Battling Bastards of Bataan (approx. 7.7 miles away); Memorial to POW’s at Hiroshima Japan (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. AgricultureAntebellum South, USGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
 
Macon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
3. Macon County Marker
The pole, but no marker
Macon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
4. Macon County Marker
A now-unobstructed view of the courthouse.
Macon County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
5. Macon County Courthouse
This courthouse was built in 1894, replacing the original courthouse built in 1837.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on February 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on January 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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