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Clinch County Georgia Historical Markers

 
Okefenokee Swamp Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
Okefenokee Swamp Marker
Georgia (Clinch County), Fargo — 032-3 — Okefenokee Swamp10 mi. →
Okefenokee, “Land of the Trembling Earth”, was named by its early inhabitants, the Seminole Indians. Acquired by the Federal Government in 1937 for a national wildlife refuge, its more than 600 square miles make it the largest preserved . . . — Map (db m14657) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Fargo — Stephen Collins Foster
Erected in Memory of Stephen Collins Foster At the Source of the Stream Which he made Immortal in Song “Suwanee River” Donated by Charles J. Haden — Map (db m27481) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Homerville — Clinch County World War II Memorial(Georgia)
In Grateful appreciation of the heroic service and sacrifice of her sons and daughters in World War II This memorial is erected by Clinch County All gave much Some gave all Army * Womans Aux * Aviation * Navy * . . . — Map (db m23862) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Homerville — 032-1 — Clinch Court House»—→
Clinch County was created by an Act of the Legislature approved Feb. 14, 1850 out of lands formerly in Lowndes and Ware Counties and was named for General Duncan L. Clinch, a hero of the War of 1812 and the Indian wars. At the first election held . . . — Map (db m23848) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Homerville — 032-5 — First Court in Clinch County1 mi.→
About 1 mile south of here, the first Court and Election in Clinch County were held in 1850, in the home of Jonathan Knight. Pursuant to the Act creating Clinch, Commissioners appointed met in the Knight house to perfect the organization of the . . . — Map (db m14649) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Homerville — Guest Mill PondHome of the World’s Record Jack Fish
9lbs. 6oz. 31 inches long Landed by Baxley McQuaig, Jr. February 17, 1961 On a Johnson’s Spoon — Map (db m53283) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Homerville — 89 B-12 — Guest Mill Pond
Site of ante-bellum trading post. Dam constructed in 1840 by Duncan Giddens; acquired by Miles J. Guest.1858, and enlarged by him. Water power used for grist mill and gin. Election precinct.1850-1920; Justice of Peace Court held here for area now . . . — Map (db m102638) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Sirmans — 032-4 — Bethany Baptist Church
Bethany Primitive Baptist Church was initiated as an arm of Union Church in 1841, and was formally constituted in May, 1847. In the cemetery adjoining the church, on the high bluff of Arabia Bay, are buried many of the pioneers of this section, . . . — Map (db m14648) HM

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