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Near Lakeland in Lanier County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joshua Lee

(1782-1855)

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
1. Joshua Lee Marker
Inscription. Joshua Lee built the first grist mill on this location in c1830 in what was Lowndes County. He owned five and one half land lots (2.690 acres) which were not yet free of Indians. He built a low-level dam across a stream flowing through his property. The water flooded the land around the ancient cypress trees where a natural pocosin existed probably as a result of tidal action of the ocean thousands of years ago. His mill afforded the farmers a place to grind their grain and gin their cotton without going a great distance. The Mill was located on the old stagecoach road from Waycross to Thomasville. Farmers and merchants who gathered at this location established it as a trade center. A post office in 1838 established the town of Alapaha, but changed to Milltown in 1857 and later to Lakeland in 1925. The legacy of this property is the remembrance of the pioneers who came to this land and created a community, and of their descendants who wish to protect the land.
 
Erected 2004 by The National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century John Howell Sr Chapter and descendants of the Lee family.
 
Location. 31° 2.17′ N, 83° 5.745′ W. Marker is near Lakeland, Georgia, in Lanier County. Marker is on Georgia Route 122 0.2
Joshua Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
2. Joshua Lee Marker
miles east of Georgia Route 122C, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker stands at the entrance to Banks Lake Outpost. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 West Highway 122, Lakeland GA 31635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Governor E. D. Rivers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lanier County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Union Church Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Burnt Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fender Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site: Franklinville (approx. 11.4 miles away); Skirmish at Cow Creek (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Joshua Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
3. Joshua Lee Marker
Joshua Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
4. Joshua Lee Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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