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

Laurens County Georgia Historical Markers

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By David Seibert, November 9, 2011
Jefferson Davis Marker
Georgia (Laurens County), Dublin — 087-3 — Jefferson Davis
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (102 miles N), where he performed what proved to be his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed . . . — Map (db m49509) HM
Georgia (Laurens County), Dublin — 087-4 — Jefferson Davis
On May 7, 1865, Jefferson Davis, with his family and a small escort, passed through Dublin enroute south to avoid a screen of Union cavalry attempting to intercept him. That evening, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry [US] reached Dublin and camped at the . . . — Map (db m49511) HM
Georgia (Laurens County), Dublin — 087-2 — Laurens County
Laurens County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Originally, it contained all of Pulaski and part of Johnson Counties. Among prominent residents of Laurens County were Gov. Geo. M. Troup and Gen. David Blackshear. It was . . . — Map (db m49538) HM
Georgia (Laurens County), Dubln — Captain Hardy Smith HouseBuilt 1873
(Side 1): Capt. Hardy B Smith (1841-1912), CSA, one of Laurens County’s noted veterans, served in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee. Smith, when war broke out, was called home from classes at the University of . . . — Map (db m38719) HM
Georgia (Laurens County), Dudley — The Oconee Electric Membership CorporationDudley, Georgia — Incorporated November 18, 1938 —
To honor the founders whose vision transformed this rural area from darkness to the splendor of light; who serve as our reminder that no job is too difficult if the cause is just and the people are determined. Incorporators: Paul J. Jones . . . — Map (db m14562) HM
Georgia (Laurens County), Dudley — Vallombrosa Plantation of Governor George Michael Troup
Governor of Georgia 1823 - 1827 United States Senator 1816 - 1818 and 1829 - 1833 Champion and militant defender of State Rights. This principle above all in his answer to President John Quincy Adams: “The argument has been . . . — Map (db m107338) HM
Georgia (Laurens County), East Dublin — 087-1 — Governor Troup's Home
Here lived George Michael Troup, Governor of Georgia 1823-27. Born in 1780 at McIntosh's Bluff on the Tombigbee River in a part of Georgia that is now Alabama, he graduated at Princeton, 1797, and was admitted to the bar at Savannah, 1800. He . . . — Map (db m11692) HM

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