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

Toombs County Georgia Historical Markers

Old Campground Cemetery Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, July 13, 2013
Old Campground Cemetery Marker
Georgia (Toombs County), Lyons — Old Campground Cemetery
Founded Circa 1820 as a meeting place for circuit riding ministers, Old Campground added a cemetery in 1853. It contains some of the oldest graves in Toombs County. There are three Confederate veterans buried here, including Lt. Gordon K. Fort, 24th . . . — Map (db m107168) HM
Georgia (Toombs County), Lyons — 138-1 — Toombs County
Toombs County was created by Act of Aug. 18, 1905 from Emanuel, Montgomery and Tattnall. It was named for Gen. Robert Augustus Toombs 1810-1885), of Wilkes County, Congressman and Senator. One of the chief organizers of the Confederate government, . . . — Map (db m18208) HM
Georgia (Toombs County), Vidalia — 138-3 — Home of the Vidalia Sweet Onion
One of the first crops of Vidalia Onions was commercially grown near this site in 1931 by Moses Coleman, a local farmer. The onion is planted in a 20 county area from September through February and is harvested from late April through early-June. . . . — Map (db m18190) HM
Georgia (Toombs County), Vidalia — 138-2 — Paul Anderson1932~1994 World's Strongest Man
Paul Anderson was born October 17, 1932 in Toccoa and attended Furman University where he began lifting weights. In 1955 he traveled as a goodwill ambassador from the United States to the Soviet Union and there his lifting surpassed many world . . . — Map (db m59111) HM

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