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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oglethorpe County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe County, GA (22) Clarke County, GA (136) Elbert County, GA (34) Greene County, GA (25) Madison County, GA (10) Oconee County, GA (16) Taliaferro County, GA (22) Wilkes County, GA (116)  OglethorpeCounty(22) Oglethorpe County (22)  Athens-ClarkeCounty(136) Athens-Clarke County (136)  ElbertCounty(34) Elbert County (34)  GreeneCounty(25) Greene County (25)  MadisonCounty(10) Madison County (10)  OconeeCounty(16) Oconee County (16)  TaliaferroCounty(22) Taliaferro County (22)  WilkesCounty(116) Wilkes County (116)
Lexington is the county seat for Oglethorpe County
Adjacent to Oglethorpe County, Georgia
      Athens-Clarke County (136)  
      Elbert County (34)  
      Greene County (25)  
      Madison County (10)  
      Oconee County (16)  
      Taliaferro County (22)  
      Wilkes County (116)  
 
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1Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Arnoldsville — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region —
On this site in 1773, William Bartram with Indians and Traders concluded the western boundary of “Treaty of Augusta”.Map (db m25905) HM
2Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Carlton — 109-2 — Governor Mathews' Homesite>>>-- 1 mi. -->
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
3Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Comer — 109-8 — Watson Mill Bridge
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
4Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Crawford — A Memorial to William Harris Crawford
A Memorial to William Harris Crawford 1772 – 1834 Statesman Diplomat Patriot Erected by Elijah Clarke Chapter D.A.R. of Athens, Georgia Feb. 24, 1929Map (db m25998) HM
5Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Crawford — 109-1 — Cloud's Creek Baptist Church
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
6Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Crawford — Veterans of Oglethorpe County
In God We Trust V Marine Corps Seal, Navy Seal, Coast Guard Seal, Air Force Seal, Army Seal In Honor of the Veterans of Oglethorpe CountyMap (db m78240) WM
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7Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Crawford — 109-1 — William Harris Crawford>>>------>
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
8Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Crawford — Wm H Crawford
U.S. Senator Secretary of the Treasury Ambassador to France 1772 – 1834Map (db m58360) HM
9Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 109-6 — Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church
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
10Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe
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
11Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 109-3 — Governor Gilmer’s Home< --- 2bl. --- <<<
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
12Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Historic Oglethorpe County Jail1879-2007
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
13Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — James T. Rayle Post No. 123 Monument
Dedicated to those who served 1776-1976Map (db m78236) WM
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14Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Meson Academy
Erected A.D.1807, and liberally endowed by Francis Meson. Deceased on the 8th of September, 1806. 1806 ---- 1897. Meson Academy Trustees. Dr. W. Z. Faust, Chairman. Wm. Gottheimer, Sect. & Treas. . . . Map (db m111725) HM
15Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 109-7 — Meson Academy
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
16Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 109-4 — Oglethorpe County
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
17Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Oglethorpe County Confederate Monument
In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Oglethorpe County 1861-1865Map (db m78191) WM
18Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Oglethorpe County Veterans Monument
Front Oglethorpe Veterans Reverse Lest We ForgetMap (db m78235) WM
19Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 106-5 — The Birthplace of Columbia Theological Seminary
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
20Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Philomath — 109-5 — Liberty-Salem-Woodstock-Philomath
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
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21Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Smithonia — 109-2 — Howard's Covered Bridge
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
22Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Stephens — A.T. Brightwell Schools Inc
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
 
 
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Jan. 30, 2023