Americus in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected by Sons of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 32° 4.357′ N, 84° 14.35′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on West Lamar Street (Georgia Route 27) 0.1 miles west of South Dudley Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located adjacent to the parking lot in front of the new Sumter County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 West Lamar Street, Americus GA 31709, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Asia/Pacific (approx. 0.2 miles away); Poverty Housing: A Global Epidemic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deadly Insects (approx. 0.2 miles How blocks are made (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Africa/Middle East (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Americus Colored Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Americus.
Regarding Elm Tree. The elm tree does not appear to be standing, and the terrain was substantially modified when the new courthouse was constructed. The marker may have been relocated due to that construction.
John H. Gray, the postmaster of Shelton, Washington at the time, presented the tree for planting on the courthouse lawn in January 1967. The marker may also date from that time.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.