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Near Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Johnstonville – 1821

 
 
Johnstonville – 1821 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 2, 2011
1. Johnstonville – 1821 Marker
Inscription. Established in 1821, Johnstonville was the first county seat of Monroe County. It was named for the Johnston family which came here from South Carolina. The old home place of John Johnston, the original settler, is still standing and still in the family. In 1821 Monroe Co. extended from Houston Co. to Fayette Co. and from the Ocmulgee to the Flint rivers. Later both Bibb and Pike Cos. were formed largely from it. Pike subsequently being further divided into Spalding, Upson and Butts Counties.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 102-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 5.345′ N, 84° 4.456′ W. Marker is near Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of Johnstonville Road and Van Buren Road, on the right when traveling east on Johnstonville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnesville GA 30204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnstonville Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Goggans, Georgia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Hospital
Johnstonville – 1821 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 2, 2011
2. Johnstonville – 1821 Marker
Looking northwest, across Johnstonville Road
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. 5.3 miles away); Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lamar County (approx. 5.4 miles away); Barnesville Blues (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gordon Military College (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnesville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is incorrectly numbered for the adjacent Monroe County (102) rather Lamar County (085).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Johnstonville – 1821 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 2, 2011
3. Johnstonville – 1821 Marker
Looking northeast, with Johnstonville Road to the left and Van Buren Road ahead. The marker stands under a tree, with an old brick general store nearby.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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