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By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
Confederate Camp Marker
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-19 — Confederate Camp
Confederate Infantry Camp Stephens was named for Alexander H. Stephens, vice-president of the Confederacy. Nearly all troops in the Confederate Army from Georgia were mobilized here and at Cavalry Camp Milner, located at the present Griffin . . . — Map (db m27503) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-6 — Confederate Camp>>>------>
Confederate Infantry Camp Stephens, named for Alexander H. Stephens, vice-president of Confederacy, was about ½ mile from here on McIntosh Road. Nearly all troops in the Confederate Army from Georgia were mobilized here and at the Cavalry Camp . . . — Map (db m27506) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-5 — Confederate Camp Milner
Most Georgia troops for the Confederate Army were mobilized in Griffin. Camp Milner, the Cavalry Camp, was named for Ben Milner, prominent Spalding County man who gave financial aid in equipping companies from his county. Camp Stephens, the Infantry . . . — Map (db m27510) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-4 — Confederate Cemetery»——→
Stonewall Cemetery is located on part of a plot given as a burial site by Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin when he founded Griffin in 1840. Several hundred Confederate and one Union soldier, casualties of the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro, from the . . . — Map (db m27725) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-10 — First Paving
Spalding was the first County between Chicago and Miami on the old Dixie Highway with a concrete highway running from county line to county line. A demonstration strip, completed Jan. 30, 1919, from the city limits of Griffin to and along the front . . . — Map (db m27126) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-8 — Founding of Griffin>>>>--- 2 Bl. --->
Near the present junction of the Central and Southern Railways, from a stump near the town spring, on June 8, 1840, Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin sold lots to the highest bidder, thus establishing the City of Griffin. William Leake bought the first . . . — Map (db m27589) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-9 — Founding of Griffin
From a stump near the town spring, now covered by the embankment of the railroad, on June 8, 1840, Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin sold lots to the highest bidder, thus establishing the City of Griffin. The first lot was sold to William Leake. Gen. . . . — Map (db m27591) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-12 — Georgia Experiment Station<------<<<<
The Georgia Experiment Station, one of the first State Agricultural Experiment Stations established in this country, was located in Spalding County, Georgia in 1888. The primary objective of its work program is to develop information which will aid . . . — Map (db m27562) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-13 — Georgia Militia at Griffin
On Nov. 15, 1864. Maj. Gen. G. W. Smith, CSA, was at Lovejoy’s Station (13 miles N) with 2800 infantry of the First Division, Georgia Militia, 3 batteries, and about 250 local reserve cavalry, to support Iverson’s division of Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] . . . — Map (db m27682) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — In MemoriamOur Confederate Dead
Front In Memoriam Our Confederate Dead Right Side “Hon’d sleep the brave who sink to rest by all their country’s wishes blest! When spring with dewy fingers cold, returns to deck their hallow’d mould. She there shall dress a . . . — Map (db m59643) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-1 — John McIntosh Kell
Near this site was the home of Captain John McIntosh Kell, Executive Officer of the Confederate cruisers Alabama and Sumter. After entering the United States Navy at the age of 17, he served in the Mexican War and in 1853 on Perry’s expedition to . . . — Map (db m11704) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — John McIntosh Kell
Near this site was the home of Captain John McIntosh Kell, Executive Officer of the Confederate cruisers Alabama and Sumter. After entering the United States Navy at the age of 17, he served in the Mexican War and in 1853 on Perry’s expedition to . . . — Map (db m53584) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-18 — Lewis Lawrence Griffin
Born in South Carolina, October 3, 1794, Lewis Lawrence Griffin moved to Georgia with his widowed mother in the early 1800’s. He fought in the Georgia Militia under General Daniel Newnan in Florida and, later, under Generals John Floyd and Thomas . . . — Map (db m27810) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — Old McIntosh Road
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Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-16 — Ringold Community
Older than Spalding County, Ringold Community grew around the two-story Ringold Masonic Lodge 90 building erected here in 1852. The lodge was established Oct. 31, 1849 at what became Walker’s Mill (1 mi. S). First Worshipful Master was Wiley J. . . . — Map (db m27372) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — Rotary International(1905-2005)
Founded in Chicago by Paul P. Harris, Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. — Map (db m59637) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-3 — Spalding County
Spalding County was created by Act of Dec. 20, 1851 from Fayette, Henry and Pike Counties. It was named for Thomas Spalding (1774-1851), native of Frederica. One of the earliest cotton and sugar cane planters in Georgia, he was a legislator, state . . . — Map (db m59619) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — Spalding County
Spalding County Dedicates this memorial as a perpetual evidence of her gratitude for the brave, loyal and patriotic service rendered by Her Sons and Daughters in 1917 – The World War - 1918 (A separate plaque at the base of . . . — Map (db m59736) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-7 — Spalding Grays<------<<<<
The Spalding Grays, as Co. D. 2nd Batt. Inf., was the first military unit from Spalding County to be mustered in to the Confederate Army. It was followed by 8 regular and several militia companies. The Spalding Grays have continued through the years . . . — Map (db m27574) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-17 — The City of Griffin
The first city government of Griffin, founded in 1840 by General Lewis Lawrence Griffin, was authorized in 1843 when the General Assembly of Georgia granted it a charter. The charter was accepted locally in 1844 and the first municipal government . . . — Map (db m27811) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-15 — The Fannin Avengers
In 1846, when President Polk called for volunteers to fight against Mexico, a company of men organized promptly in Griffin. Calling themselves “The Fannin Avengers”, they marched to Columbus where the company became part of a regiment . . . — Map (db m27576) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-14 — The Orphan Brigade
At Bear Creek Station (Hampton), on Sept. 4, 1864, Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis famous “Orphan Brigade” (2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th Kentucky Infantry) was relieved from assignment to Bate’s division, Hardee’s corps. Army of Tennessee [CS], . . . — Map (db m27724) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County
To The Women of Griffin and Spalding County Who gave their services during the War Between the States from ’61 to ‘65 James S. Boynton Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy have placed this boulder No act of injustice, no failure . . . — Map (db m61276) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Orchard Hill — 126-11 — First Grain Elevator>>>------>
The first grain elevator in Georgia was completed at Orchard Hill in 1946 by the Swint Seed and Grain Co. The original unit with a capacity of 106,000 bushels was filled with the 1946 crop, drawing grain from 200 miles away. A second unit with a . . . — Map (db m27129) HM

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