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Claxton Historic Burial Site Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, 2009
Claxton Historic Burial Site Marker
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — Claxton Historic Burial SiteFirst Claxtons to Settle in East Central Georgia
Zachariah William Claxton - b. 23 Dec. 1806 - d. 22 April 1895 and his wife Lincella Bush Claxton - b. 5 Feb. 1806 - d. 7 Jan. 1872- Zachariah was son of Henry and Fannie Jordan Claxton. Lincella was daughter of John B. and Mary Bush. Both were born . . . — Map (db m13379) HM
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — Confederate MemorialJohnson County , Georgia
( East face ) [Emblem: Sons of Confederate Veterans] In honor of the more than 600 gallent soldiers from Johnson County who not for fame, reward or ambition but simple obedience to duty as they understood it. These men . . . — Map (db m20923) HM
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — 83-1 — Johnson County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 11, 1858, is named for Gov. Herschel V. Johnson. The County Site is named for John B. Wright, pioneer resident. Johnson, Governor from 1853 to `57, ran for the Vice Presidency in 1860 on the ticket . . . — Map (db m88586) HM
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — 083-3 — Old Sunbury Road←—→
The highway crosses at this point the former course of the Sunbury road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790`s from Greensboro via today`s Sparta and Swainsboro to Sunbury, a . . . — Map (db m21226) HM
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — 083-2 — Old Sunbury Road<------->
The highway crosses at this point the former course of the Sunbury road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of post-revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790’s from Greensboro via today’s Sparta and Swainsboro to Sunbury, a . . . — Map (db m24668) HM
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — 83-4 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 26, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman's army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ball`s Ferry and concentrated at Irwin`s Crossroads, 6 miles . . . — Map (db m21149) HM

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