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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Burke County, Georgia
Adjacent to Burke County, Georgia
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|On Dec. 4, 1864, Kilpatrick's cavalry division (USA) of Gen. Sherman's army, supported by two brigades of Baird's infantry division of the 14th Corps, drove units of Wheeler's cavalry corps (CSA) out of Waynesboro and across Brier Creek in order to . . . — — Map (db m7959) HM|
|Constituted in the early part of 1788, Bark Camp Baptist Church was a center for culture and hospitality in Bark Camp, one of the oldest settlements in Burke County and a community of wealthy and prominent plantation owners. Among the 29 charter . . . — — Map (db m44549) HM|
|Constituted in 1788, Bark Camp Church was the center for worship, culture and hospitality in Bark Camp,
one of the oldest settlements in Burke County.
Many of the congregation honorably served during the War Between the States as soldiers . . . — — Map (db m97007) HM|
|On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive Campaign for Savannah - the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing (14th . . . — — Map (db m32534) HM|
|On Monday, November 28, 1864, while elements of the Federal 20th Corps were destroying sections of the Central Railroad of Georgia at Bartow (aka Speir's Turnout), Major General William T. Sherman was traveling with his army's 17th Corps led by . . . — — Map (db m127163) HM|
|On August 5, 1936, an organizational meeting of the Planters Electric Membership Corporation was held in the Bellevue Plantation commissary building. Those present and elected to become officers were Porter W.
Carswell, President; Frank M. Cates, . . . — — Map (db m169037) HM|
|On Dec. 3, 1864, after a hard march across Buckhead, Rocky Beaver Dam and Rosemary creeks from camps N. of Birdsville and W. of Buckhead Church, the 14th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, [US] (less Baird's division) camped at Lumpkin's station . . . — — Map (db m13119) HM|
| This highway has been following closely the course of the Old Quaker Road, one of Georgia's earliest vehicular thoroughfares. It was opened about 1769 to link Savannah, the colonial capital, with a Quaker settlement centering around Wrightsboro in . . . — — Map (db m7992) HM|
Dismantled 1940 and material used in erecting pastorium in Sardis.
Originally Beech Branch Meeting House constituted in 1803. — — Map (db m12491) HM|
| On Sept. 28, 1803, a group of men living in Burke County near Beech Branch Meeting House, "found to be in the true Baptist faith", by a presbytery of Rev. Henry Hand and Rev. John Ross, were constituted into one Body as a Baptist Church. A church . . . — — Map (db m18718) HM|
|Dating from a royal grant by King George III to Samuel Eastlake in 1767, Bellevue Plantation has been owned continuously by the Carswell family since 1835. The year in which the house was built is not known but it is believed to have been erected . . . — — Map (db m169036) HM|
|Botsford Church, Constituted in 1773 by the Rev. Edmund Botsford, was the second Baptist church in Georgia. Originally located 25 miles below Augusta, known as the New Savannah Church, it was moved about 10 miles to this place after the Revolution. . . . — — Map (db m13116) HM|
|Burke County, an original county, was created by the Const. of Feb. 5, 1777, from Creek Cession of May 30, 1733. In 1758, it had been organized as the Parish of St. George. Originally, it contained parts of Jefferson, Jenkins and Screven Counties. . . . — — Map (db m7856) HM|
For those who fought for it
Freedom has a taste the protected
will never know
The people of Burke County
dedicate this memorial to
the men who died in Vietnam.
John A. Bennett • Jackson E. Cox • Theus E. . . . — — Map (db m80104) WM|
| Historic Burke County, formerly St. George`s Parish, claims 8 Ga. Governors by birth, residence or marriage. JOHN HOUSTOUN (1744-1796), Rev. patriot, member of Continental Congress, Gov. 1778-1779 & 1784-1785, was born near present Waynesboro. . . . — — Map (db m7867) HM|
|On Dec. 3, 1864, Kilpatrick's cavalry division (USA), supported by Baird's division, 14th Corps, moving on the extreme left of General Sherman's army, reached the Augusta and Savannah Railroad and encamped, with Baird at Thomas' Station (0.2 mile E) . . . — — Map (db m170369) HM|
|In Honor Of The Men Under Command
Of Colonel Twiggs And Colonel Few
Who Victoriously Defended The
Cause Of The American Revolution
At The Battle Of Burke Jail
Erected by the Georgia Society and the Edmund Burke Chapter . . . — — Map (db m7902) HM|
|Scotch Presbyterians of St. George's Parish, now Burke County, by 1760 had organized churches at Brier Creek, Old Church (formerly Episcopalian) and Walnut Branch. In 1771 Rev. Josiah Lewis became the first permanent pastor, sent by the Synod of New . . . — — Map (db m40268) HM|
|Ivanhoe Plantation was established in 1765 by a Crown Grant to Thomas Whitehead from King George III of England. The plantation is located 3 or 4 miles east of Waynesboro, Georgia and 15 miles along Brier Creek going down stream. The grant . . . — — Map (db m103303) HM|
| This tablet is placed to perpetuate
the memory of Burke County men who, in the
service of their country in the World War,
lost their lives in the sinking of the
S.S. OTRANTO, October 6th 1918
Wm. Broadus Carter, Wm. D. Herrington
Augustus . . . — — Map (db m7900) HM|
| The highway bearing left is the Old Quaker road, on of Georgia's earliest vehicular highways. It was opened about 1769 to provide a direct way from Savannah to a Quaker settlement centering around Wrightsboro in today's upper McDuffie County. . . . — — Map (db m8022) HM|
|Shell Bluff on the Savannah River 15 miles northeast has been famous since Indian days because of its outcrops of fossil shells including those of giant
oysters. These lived in the Eocene sea that covered this part of Georgia some 50 million years . . . — — Map (db m13134) HM|
|This land is part of the former Ivanhoe Plantation property of the Whitehead family. The plantations home was located near the northeast corner of the Quaker road and the Walker Bridge road (Story Mill Road). A diary kept by 26-year-old Catharine . . . — — Map (db m103374) HM|
|Dec. 2, 1864. Baird's Division, 14th Corps [US], marching on the left of Gen. Sherman’s army in support of Kilpatrick’s cavalry division, which was enroute to burn the bridges over Brier Creek, NE of Waynesboro, reached Rocky Creek about 10:00 A.M. . . . — — Map (db m60505) HM|
|Late on Nov. 26, 1864, elements of the 3rd Cavalry Division (USA), Brig. Gen. J.L. Kilpatrick, USA, of Gen. Sherman's army, reached the railroad bridge north of Waynesboro and partially burned it before being driven off by troops of the Cavalry . . . — — Map (db m7903) HM|
|Built about 1858 in the Georgian Cottage style as a home for J. D. Roberts, the house was designed by noted architect John Trowbridge. Subsequent occupants have included a doctor's office, millinery shop and county museum. In late 1864 the house . . . — — Map (db m103299) HM|
| The game is yet in our own hands; to play it well is all we have to do – nothing but harmony, honesty, industry and frugality are necessary to make us a great and happy people.
George Washington — — Map (db m59851) HM|
|Traveling from Savannah to Augusta on his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington stopped in Waynesboro on May 17. Departing from Savannah two days earlier, Washington lodged at "one Spencers " in Effingham County, fifteen miles north of . . . — — Map (db m7800) HM|
|On July 31, 1783, an Act was passed by the General Assembly meeting in Augusta to lay out a town, Waynesborough, on reserved or private land. Commissioners named (Thomas Lewis, Sr., Thomas Lewis, Jr., John Duhart, Edward Telfair, John Jones) were . . . — — Map (db m7868) HM|