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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monroe County, Georgia
Adjacent to Monroe County, Georgia
► Bibb County (63) ► Butts County (14) ► Crawford County (9) ► Jasper County (17) ► Jones County (33) ► Lamar County (16) ► Upson County (10)
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|World famous surgeon, teacher and research scientist was born in Culloden, Georgia April 5, 1899 and educated at Georgia Military College, the University of Georgia and Johns Hopkins Medical School. He completed his surgical training at Vanderbilt . . . — — Map (db m9980) HM|
|On April 19, 1865, a part of Wilson`s Federal Raiders, moving toward Macon, encountered the "Worrill Grays" near this spot. The "Grays," numbering less than 200 men, fought a magnificent battle, greatly outnumbered. After a two-hour battle they . . . — — Map (db m9930) HM|
|We know not who they are, but they are loved ones of God and man; and will never be forgotten. — — Map (db m59746) HM|
|In 1808, widow Mary Green Dame and her six children settled in Jones County. Two sons, George and John, builders by trade, built a house on the east side of the Ocmulgee River. Zachariah Booth owned and operated the first ferry here. It was . . . — — Map (db m10087) HM|
|In 1864-1865 the buildings and grounds of this institution then known as Monroe Female College were used as a Confederate hospital, while classes met in private homes — — Map (db m59583) HM|
|Here sleep "Known but to God," 299 unknown Confederate soldiers and one known. Most of these men, veterans of many hard fought battles, died in the several Confederate hospitals located in this town. Here is also buried a gallant Confederate girl, . . . — — Map (db m417) HM|
|100 yards southeast is the location of a Confederate Hospital Camp established in the summer of 1864. Soldiers wounded in battles around Atlanta were brought by train to Forsyth. The buildings at the college and other buildings in Forsyth were soon . . . — — Map (db m22486) HM|
|Forsyth, County Seat of Monroe County, was incorporated by Act of Legislature in 1823. It is in almost the exact geographical center of the State. First commissioners were James S. Phillips, Henry H. Lumpkin, John E. Bailey, Anderson Baldwin and . . . — — Map (db m25945) HM|
|On Nov. 16, 1864, Maj. Gen. G. W. Smith, CSA, reached Griffin (30 miles NW) after a night withdrawal from Lovejoy’s Station (13 miles N of Griffin) where he had been posted to support Iverson’s division of Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] which was watching . . . — — Map (db m25655) HM|
|On Nov. 17, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the right flank of Gen. Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea, moved from Bear Creek Station (Hampton) 31 mi. NW, down the north bank of Towaliga River to threaten Griffin and . . . — — Map (db m26947) HM|
|Created by Act of May 15, 1821, Monroe County, an original county containing all of Pike and parts of Bibb, Butts and Lamar Counties, was ceded by the Creek Indians in early 1821. Laid out by the Lottery Act, it was rapidly occupied by large numbers . . . — — Map (db m25941) HM|
|Founded in 1902 by William M. Hubbard, STAC was one of the state’s official schools for the instruction of black teachers between 1931 and 1938. Originally named the Forsyth Normal and Industrial School, STAC was one of three black public colleges . . . — — Map (db m15039) HM|
|Chartered in 1849 as Forsyth Female Collegiate Institute, Tift College was one of the group of colleges pioneering in the education of women. Known for 50 years as Monroe College, the name was changed in 1907 to Bessie Tift College, honoring a . . . — — Map (db m25657) HM|
|One block east stood the old office of The Monroe Advertiser, where Joel Chandler Harris, creator of “Uncle Remus,” came in 1867, as a boy of nineteen, to work until 1870. Here he advanced from printer’s devil to accomplished . . . — — Map (db m25354) HM|
|Montpelier Institute, founded in 1842 by Stephen Elliott, Jr., First Episcopal Bishop of the diocese of Georgia, was Georgia's second oldest school for girls. Col. G.B. Lamar gave the land for the school including Montpelier Springs, long noted as a . . . — — Map (db m9929) HM|