“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Hall County Georgia Historical Markers

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By David Seibert, March 12, 2011
Gen. Andrew Jackson Marker
Georgia (Hall County), Flowery Branch — Gen. Andrew Jackson
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Georgia (Hall County), Flowery Branch — 069-5 — Jackson at Young's Tavern
At Young’s Tavern, 12 room log home of Robert Young, where travelers frequently stopped for lodging, Andrew Jackson, his staff and two companies of militia, spent a night on their way to the Seminole Campaign in 1818. General Jackson followed the . . . — Map (db m25030) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Flowery Branch — 069-3 — Old Federal Road
The route leading west from this point is the Old Federal Road, an early thoroughfare which linked Georgia and Tennessee across the Cherokee Nation. Rights to open the passage were granted informally by the Indians in 1803 and confirmed by treaty in . . . — Map (db m24718) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Flowery Branch — The Flowery Branch Depot
Cotton, leather and furniture, as well as manufactured items from the region passed through these walls, as did passengers during its working years (c.1890-1970s) as a Richmond & Danville Railroad and Southern Railway System Depot. Sold to the City . . . — Map (db m27951) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — Bicentennial Park
This marker and plaza proudly acknowledges the significant contributions of John William Morrow, Jr., and countless citizens for the betterment of this community. Born in 1918 in Hall County, John W. Morrow, Jr., graduated Booker T. Washington . . . — Map (db m25993) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902
“You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined” President McKinley Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902 By Department of Georgia National Auxiliary United Spanish War Veterans . . . — Map (db m60433) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler1908-1955
Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler was born in Jefferson, Georgia, and reared in Macon. He was graduated from Morehouse College and the Meharry Medical College. He and his family moved to Gainesville in 1936 where he established his medical practice. . . . — Map (db m14530) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — Federal BuildingU.S. Courthouse — Gainesville, Georgia
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places January 24, 1974 James Knox Taylor Architect 1909 This property significantly contributes to the nations cultural heritage Commemorated June 1976 Gerald R. Ford . . . — Map (db m60453) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — HCHS-2 — First Private Mint Templeton Reid Mint1830-1831
Two hundred yards west, on the north side of Washington Street is the site of the first private mint in the United States to manufacture gold coins in dollar values. During the Georgia gold rush, trade suffered due to a shortage of sound money. . . . — Map (db m14882) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — George WashingtonFather of Our Country
Commander In-Chief of the American Army 1775–1783 First President of the United Sates - 1789–1797 First in war, first in peace, First in the hearts of his countrymen Lyman Hall Chapter – Sons of The American Revolution . . . — Map (db m87464) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — HCHS-1 — Hall County Sesquicentennial
In memory of the pioneer citizens who gave a great heritage to this area, this plaque was presented December 19, 1968 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the creation of Hall County, 44th county of Georgia. Named for Lyman Hall, one of the three . . . — Map (db m23154) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — Henry O. Ward1926-2000
Henry O. Ward earned the singular distinction of serving both as Mayor of the City of Gainesville and the Chairman of the Hall County Board of Commissioners. The youngest son of H. Bryce Ward and Sadie Bell Braselton Ward of Braselton, he spent . . . — Map (db m26061) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — James Longstreet
In the military service of the United States 1838 to 1861, Brigadier General Confederate States Army June 1861, Promoted Major General May 1862, Promoted Lieutenant General September 1862, Commanding First Corps Army of Northern Virginia to April 9, . . . — Map (db m87467) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — Jesse Jewell1902 - 1975
Jesse Dickson Jewell was born in Gainesville, attended the University of Alabama and Georgia Tech, then returned to his hometown in 1922 to work in the family’s feed, seed and fertilizer business. Encouraging area farmers to raise chickens, he . . . — Map (db m23152) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — 069-1 — Lt.-Gen. James Longstreet
This was the post-war home of General Longstreet, whom General Lee called his “Old War Horse”. Born in South Carolina January 8, 1821, Longstreet grew up at Augusta. The family moved to Alabama, and he entered West Point from that . . . — Map (db m25281) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — 069-2 — Lyman Hall
Lyman Hall (1725-90), one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Connecticut but moved to Georgia when young. Member of the Savannah Conventions, 1774-75, and very influential in Georgia’s joining in American . . . — Map (db m25284) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — Site of the Home of General James Longstreet
Lee’s “Old War Horse.” — Map (db m60424) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — 069-7 — The Historic Piedmont Hotel
The Piedmont Hotel was constructed here just prior to the opening of the nearby railroad in 1873. Primarily a summer resort, the three-story hotel was a rambling, U-shaped structure with 30 rooms. A large dinning room and kitchen adjoined the . . . — Map (db m23476) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — 069-6 — Two Georgia Governors
In Alta Vista Cemetery, two Georgia governors, both officers in the Confederate Army, are buried. JAMES MILTON SMITH (1823-1890). A lawyer, he entered the Civil War as Captain of the 13th Ga. Inf. and rose to the rank of Colonel. Resigning from . . . — Map (db m14392) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument
(front) Our Confederate Soldiers To the defenders of the Confederacy, patriots The record of whose fortitude and heroism in the service of their country is the proud heritage of a loyal posterity. "Tell ye . . . — Map (db m87466) WM
Georgia (Hall County), Oakwood — 069-4 — Historic Redwine
Co. D, 27th Ga. Inf., Colquitt’s Brig., CSA, organized here in early 1861, fought at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Seven Days Battles. At South Mtn., Md., Sept. 14, 1862, against great odds, men of this Co. withstood four attacks by a heavy force of . . . — Map (db m24975) HM

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