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Rabun Gap in Rabun County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Memorial Lands and Cottages

Georgia Division UDC

 
 
Memorial Lands and Cottages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, circa 1990
1. Memorial Lands and Cottages Marker
Older photo before marker went missing.
Inscription. The Georgia Division UDC has contributed 115 acres of land and four cottages to the farm family programs of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. The plan was first proposed by Miss Mildred Rutherford in 1905. FRANCIS S. BARTOW COTTAGE, built in 1938, was named for Francis S. Bartow, the first Confederate General to be killed in the War Between the States. WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL COTTAGE was built in 1939. ALICE BAXTER COTTAGE, built in 1951, was named for Miss Baxter for her outstanding service as sixth president of the Georgia Division UDC. WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL COTTAGE was erected in 1954.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 119-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 57.188′ N, 83° 23.188′ W. Marker was in Rabun Gap, Georgia, in Rabun County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of U.S. 441 at milepost 17 and Kelly's Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 5664 Highway 441 North, Rabun Gap GA 30568, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Brig·Gen·Francis·S·Bartow·C·S·A· (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rabun Gap – Nacoochee School (approx. 0.7 miles away); York House Inn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cherokee Defeat (approx. 4˝ miles away in North Carolina); The Rabun County Courthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rabun County War Memorial
The marker mentions the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Campus in the far background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2016
2. The marker mentions the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Campus in the far background.
(approx. 5.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rabun County (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rabun Gap.
 
More about this marker. According to the nearby school, the marker was removed sometime in the last (few) years. It was at an old entrance to the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School that is now closed. The houses that it refers to are located on part of the campus that is now closed by security gates. Supposedly they were going to make a new post for the marker, but it has not been put up again. The school is trying to locate the marker.

The text for the marker is taken from the Online Georgia Almanac - GeorgiaInfo.
 
Also see . . .  Web site showing old photo of installed marker. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. More info about marker.
This marker has been missing for well over ten years. When photographed, it was at the corner of US 441 and School Farm Rd. at coordinates
N 34° 57.188 W 083° 23.188
    — Submitted October 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

2. Former location of marker.
Coordinates provided put it at OC Skinner Road and that area appears to match the photo provided in the link although tree lines have changed over the years, the fence and hill appear similar. I have updated the coordinates. Thanks to Vale Tim Fillmon for the marker photo!
   
Plaque at old entrance about General Francis Bartow - named on the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2016
3. Plaque at old entrance about General Francis Bartow - named on the marker.
— Submitted October 22, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker once it is reinstalled. • Can you help?
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