George Mathews born in Va. in 1739, of Irish descent, lived in this area then known as “Goose Pond” from 1785. His home since burned. He won distinction fighting Indians in the N.W. Ter. and in 1775 became a Col. serving under Washington . . . — — Map (db m37157) HM
Built by W.W. King in 1885, Watson Mill Bridge is Georgia’s longest existing covered bridge. Of the Town lattice type it has four spans and is 236 feet long.
Covered primarily to protect the structural timbers, the bridge served local traffic, . . . — — Map (db m47310) HM
In 1785, following the Revolutionary War, pioneers from North Carolina--including the Hendons, Hartsfields, Standifers, Johnsons, Lawrences, and Olives--settled near Big Cloud's Creek on the Georgia frontier near the Creek and Cherokee nations. . . . — — Map (db m26262) HM
William Harris Crawford, teacher, lawyer, duelist & statesman, was born in Va. Feb. 24, 1772, son of a poor farmer. Moving to Ga., at 14 he studied, taught & was admitted to the bar in 1799. He killed P.L. Van Alen, was severely wounded by Gov. . . . — — Map (db m25996) HM
Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church was organized on December 20, 1785, in the wilderness about three miles West of this site, under the leadership of Mr. John Newton, then a licentiate. It was the first of a chain of Presbyterian churches established in . . . — — Map (db m26059) HM
Oglethorpe, the fifth county created in Georgia, Dec. 19, 1793 was named for James Edward Oglethorpe, founder and first governor of Georgia.
Born in London, Dec. 22, 1696, Oglethorpe started his early life in Godalming, England. He was a . . . — — Map (db m78233) HM
George Rockingham Gilmer, of Scotch descent, was born in 1790 in that part of Wilkes Co. that is now Oglethorpe Co. Soon after admittance to the bar in 1813 he was appointed 1st Lt. in the regular army and served with distinction in the Creek . . . — — Map (db m26043) HM
Completed in 1879, Oglethorpe County's jail reflects the intention of local leaders to deliver a striking public building. Its elegant design reflects the popularity of the Italianate style at the time, with such architectural details as arched . . . — — Map (db m197822) HM
and liberally endowed by
the 8th of September, 1806.
1806 ---- 1897.
Dr. W. Z. Faust,
Sect. & Treas. . . . — — Map (db m111725) HM
Francis Meson (1761-1806), an Irishman and “wandering schoolteacher,” became a rich merchant in Lexington. He bequeathed $8,000.00 for an academy building and valuable property for an endowment, “the income to be used forever for . . . — — Map (db m26060) HM
This County created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1793, is named for Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia. Born in London, England, Dec. 22, 1696, Oglethorpe left England in Nov. 1732 with 116 settlers and arrived at Yamacraw in Jan. . . . — — Map (db m26058) HM
The Columbia Theological Seminary began here in 1828 when Rev. Thomas Goulding led the effort of the Presbyterian Synod of South Carolina and Georgia to establish a theological seminary. Goulding and the original five students began their studies in . . . — — Map (db m197819) HM
This ancient Church has served under four names and in four counties. Liberty Presbyterian Church was organized by the Rev. Daniel Thatcher, about 1788. The original place of worship, a log house, was erected near War Hill, about seven miles from . . . — — Map (db m21578) HM
Built in 1904-05 to replace an earlier structure, this bridge bears the name of a pioneer family who settled near Big Cloud’s Creek in the late 1700s. Constructed in the Town lattice design using convict labor, the 164-foot bridge’s web of planks . . . — — Map (db m8989) HM
Guy R. Brightwell, a former resident of Maxeys and this home, bequeathed his large estate to this corporation in memory of his father, Augustine Thomas Brightwell and is used for the education of the students of this locality. — — Map (db m197817) HM