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Lamar County Georgia Historical Markers

 
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By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
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Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — A&M - G.I.C.(1908 - 1933)
In April of 1908 the Sixth District Agricultural and Mechanical College opened here with 18 students. In September of 1930 the school was reorganized as Georgia Industrial College. President T.O. Galloway was the guiding spirit of the college from . . . — Map (db m14678) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — Barnesville Blues
Co. B – 121st Infantry Barnesville, Georgia “Old Gray Bonnet” This memorial is dedicated to all who served with the Barnesville Blues. This company served actively as a part of Georgia’s National Guard in four wars. They . . . — Map (db m25976) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 085-4 — Confederate Hospital<------<<<<
During the War Between the States, 1861-1865, 155 Confederate soldiers, wounded in the Battle of Atlanta and evacuated, died in several improvised hospitals in Barnesville. This marks the site of the main hospital. A marble headstone marks each . . . — Map (db m25416) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 085-9 — Confederate Hospitals
In July 1864 the following hospitals were in Barnesville: Kingsville Hospital, Surgeon B. N. Avent. Kingston Hospital, Surgeon George W. McDade, Asst. Surgeon V.S. Hopping. This hospital was moved from Kingston, Georgia. Medical . . . — Map (db m25553) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 085-3 — Federals at Barnesville
As Wilson’s Federal Cavalry moved toward Macon, near this spot on Wednesday, April 19, 1865, some of them attacked a small Confederate force, “The Dixie Rangers.” Greatly outnumbered, “The Rangers” fought with gallantry, . . . — Map (db m24998) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 085-1 — Gachet Home
The historic Gachet home is situated at the crossing of Towns and old Alabama Roads, called Milner Cross Roads. This road was also an Indian trail. Benjamin Gachet, a French nobleman, fled from a San Domingo revolution and settled in what is now . . . — Map (db m24892) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 085-7A — Gordon Military College
Founded as Male and Female Seminary in 1852, this was a pioneer school of its kind in Georgia. It was reorganized in 1872 as Gordon Institute, named for General John B. Gordon, famed Confederate soldier, Governor and Senator, who was a friend of . . . — Map (db m14676) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 102-2 — Johnstonville – 1821
Established in 1821, Johnstonville was the first county seat of Monroe County. It was named for the Johnston family which came here from South Carolina. The old home place of John Johnston, the original settler, is still standing and still in the . . . — Map (db m41490) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — Johnstonville Historic DistrictJohnstonville Community Clubhouse
Built in 1915 as the Johnstonville School. The school closed its doors in late 1945 and the building became the Johnstonville Community Clubhouse. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in America on November 2, 2000, . . . — Map (db m14581) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 085-2 — Lamar County
Lamar County was created by Act of State Assembly August 17, 1920. It was named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, lawyer, Colonel in the Confederate Army, U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Interior and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The first . . . — Map (db m25975) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — Lamar Electric Membership Corporation
Dedicated August 11, 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt Rededicated to service 1988 E.J. Martin, Jr., President W.H. Averett, Jr., V. President J.H. Gunnels, Secretary H.B. Cromer, Treasurer J.H. Barnes, Jr. J.C. Caldwell F.C. . . . — Map (db m28215) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — Lamar Electric Membership Corporation Incorporating Board of Directors
REA Project 75 was chartered in February 1937 and was energized August 11, 1938, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It became Lamar Electric Membership Corporation. This day, January 23, 2005, as we change the name to Southern Rivers Energy, the . . . — Map (db m28213) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 85-1 — Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech
On August 11, 1938, as many as 50,000 people gathered in the stadium of Gordon Military College for an address by President Franklin Roosevelt dedicating the Lamar Electric Cooperative, a project of the New Deal's Rural Electrification . . . — Map (db m28214) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Goggins — Goggans, Georgia
Goggans was named for the family of John F. Goggans. He donated the land for the railroad station, general store, where the post office was located, and access land to the Union Primitive Baptist Church. At different times, the town was also known . . . — Map (db m11325) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Milner — 085-5 — Confederate Cemetery
In this lonely spot lie the mortal remains of more than 100 unknown soldiers of the Confederacy. Most of them were wounded while heroically defending the City of Atlanta against overwhelming forces of General Sherman, and died in an improvised . . . — Map (db m14741) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Milner — 085-6 — Confederate Hospital>>>------>
On this side stood one of Milner’s temporary hospitals for Confederate soldiers wounded in the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro in 1864. These men were hastily evacuated south on the only railroad from Atlanta still operated by the C.S.A. at that . . . — Map (db m25345) HM

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