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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Emanuel County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Emanuel County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Emanuel County, GA (21) Bulloch County, GA (76) Burke County, GA (33) Candler County, GA (8) Jefferson County, GA (24) Jenkins County, GA (19) Johnson County, GA (9) Laurens County, GA (11) Tattnall County, GA (8) Toombs County, GA (11) Treutlen County, GA (4)  EmanuelCounty(21) Emanuel County (21)  BullochCounty(76) Bulloch County (76)  BurkeCounty(33) Burke County (33)  CandlerCounty(8) Candler County (8)  JeffersonCounty(24) Jefferson County (24)  JenkinsCounty(19) Jenkins County (19)  JohnsonCounty(9) Johnson County (9)  LaurensCounty(11) Laurens County (11)  TattnallCounty(8) Tattnall County (8)  ToombsCounty(11) Toombs County (11)  TreutlenCounty(4) Treutlen County (4)
Swainsboro is the county seat for Emanuel County
Adjacent to Emanuel County, Georgia
      Bulloch County (76)  
      Burke County (33)  
      Candler County (8)  
      Jefferson County (24)  
      Jenkins County (19)  
      Johnson County (9)  
      Laurens County (11)  
      Tattnall County (8)  
      Toombs County (11)  
      Treutlen County (4)  
 
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1Georgia (Emanuel County), Stevens Crossing — R18 — Pine Barren CrossroadsA Junction of Sherman's Right Wing — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
This Native American trail crossing at Georgia Highway 56 (itself a 19th century road) was a major route in colonial times. It is named the "Old Savannah Road." Starting in Savannah, it crossed the Ogeechee River, running west and south of it, then . . . Map (db m103274) HM
2Georgia (Emanuel County), Summertown — 053-9 — Summerville
Summertown originated as Summerville in the 1850's as a summer refuge from malaria by well-to-do families of Burke County. They built elaborate summer homes and established historic Summerville Academy, charter March 4, 1856. A post office was . . . Map (db m21214) HM
3Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — C O Edwards Jr
PFC US Army World War II 75 Inf Div 2 Battalion Co. F 1944 - 1946Map (db m197837) WM
4Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Don E. Flanders
United States Army National Guard 1969 – 1974Map (db m197836) WM
5Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Dorsey Flanders
United States Marines 1932Map (db m197832) WM
6Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Doug Wilkinson
Vietnam veteran US Army captain Medic Serv. Corps Jan 1966 – Dec 1967 Rec'd Bronze StarMap (db m197831) WM
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7Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — 053-1 — Emanuel County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 10, 1812 & December 6, 1813, is named for David Emanuel, Governor in 1801, several times a legislator, and President of the Senate. A place 1 mile from the center of the County was . . . Map (db m20793) HM
8Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Emanuel County Patriot Park
South Gratefully Dedicated to The Patriotic Memory of American Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Emanuel County Wilson Drew   Jacob Durden David Edenfield   Ephriam Herrington   James Moore Joseph Sumner   Reuben Thompson . . . Map (db m21372) HM
9Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Herman G. Yeomans, Jr.
Army World War II Sheriff of Emanuel County 1968 — 1976Map (db m197835) WM
10Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Home of George Leon Smith, II1912 - 1973
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives for 29 years and Speaker of that body for 11 years, longer than any other man. He was the 12th Georgian in History to lie in state at the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. The World . . . Map (db m20976) HM
11Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — James H. Morgan
"Jimmy" 1942 — 1945 US Army Captain Pacific Theatre World War IIMap (db m197834) WM
12Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Melvin E. Hadden
SFC US Army 38th Infantry Korean War Old Baldy 1952 — 1953Map (db m197833) WM
13Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — 053-7 — Old Savannah Road<------->
The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, one of the earliest routes west of the Ogeechee. It followed the course of an Indian trail to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, below today’s Milledgeville. There it intersected the main Lower Creek . . . Map (db m58190) HM
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14Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — 053-5 — Old Sunbury Road<-------<<<
The highway bearing southeastward is the Old Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular routes of post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was opened in the early 1790’s from Greensboro via Sparta and Swainsboro to the Town of Sunbury, a port on the Midway . . . Map (db m58153) HM
15Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Sgt. Ronald Bruce Price
Dedicated to the memory of Sgt. Ronald Bruce Price June 18, 1944 March 16, 1967
United States Army First Emanuel County casualty in VietnamMap (db m197816) WM
16Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Swainsboro 9/11 Memorial
[Memorial] “Dedicated to those who serve” “Lest we never forget” 09/11/2001 [Marker] Project of Sons of the American Legion Swainsboro Squadron #103 Dedicated 09/11/2018 This memorial is dedicated to the memory of . . . Map (db m197813) HM WM
17Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Swainsboro Georgia Veterans Memorial
VFW Emblem Dedicated To the Glory of God and To All Veterans Who Have Served Their Country In Peace or War Map (db m20834) HM
18Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Swainsboro War Memorial
[Center stone] Sons of American Legion Swainsboro Squadron #103 Henry Thompson, Commander • Al. L. Lawson, Adjutant • Randy Ellison, Vice Commander • Richard Claxton Jr., Vice Commander • Gary Mason, Judge Advocate • Donald E. Hall, . . . Map (db m197827) WM
19Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — The Crossroads of the Great South
This wagon sits at the intersection of two historic cross-country routes. U.S. Highway 1, the longest north-south road in the United States, stretches from Fort Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida. Intersecting Highway 1, in the heart of downtown . . . Map (db m207439) HM
20Georgia (Emanuel County), Twin City — Barwick-Dudley HouseFormerly Davis-Proctor
circa 1890 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197840) HM
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21Georgia (Emanuel County), Twin City — Durden-Brinson-Brewer House
Built ca. 1850/70 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197839) HM
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022