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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bulloch County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Bulloch County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bulloch County, GA (76) Bryan County, GA (54) Candler County, GA (8) Effingham County, GA (29) Emanuel County, GA (23) Evans County, GA (8) Jenkins County, GA (20) Screven County, GA (28)  BullochCounty(76) Bulloch County (76)  BryanCounty(54) Bryan County (54)  CandlerCounty(8) Candler County (8)  EffinghamCounty(29) Effingham County (29)  EmanuelCounty(23) Emanuel County (23)  EvansCounty(8) Evans County (8)  JenkinsCounty(20) Jenkins County (20)  ScrevenCounty(28) Screven County (28)
Statesboro is the county seat for Bulloch County
Adjacent to Bulloch County, Georgia
      Bryan County (54)  
      Candler County (8)  
      Effingham County (29)  
      Emanuel County (23)  
      Evans County (8)  
      Jenkins County (20)  
      Screven County (28)  
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1 Georgia, Bulloch County, Adabelle — 16-1 — Croatan Indian Community
In 1870 a group of Croatan Indians migrated from their homes in Robeson County North Carolina, following the turpentine industry to southeast Georgia. Eventually many of the Croatans became tenant farmers for the Adabelle Trading Company, growing . . . Map (db m14156) HM
2 Georgia, Bulloch County, Arcola — 016-2A — John Abbot (1751-1839)Ornithologist, Entomologist, Artist — ⅓ Mi. → —
In the old McElveen Cemetery, one-third of a mile northeast of this marker, is the grave of John Abbot, pioneer naturalist of Georgia. Abbot was born in London June 1, 1751, and in early youth became devoted to the study and delineation of insects. . . . Map (db m24018) HM
3 Georgia, Bulloch County, Arcola — John Abbot 1751 - 1840
John Abbot of Georgia 1751-1840 Talented artist and searching naturalist of birds and insects. As a tribute to him and his work may you who stand here find pleasure in the natural beauty of Georgia. John Abbot lies buried in this . . . Map (db m107593) HM
4 Georgia, Bulloch County, Brooklet — Brooklet, Georgia
Brooklet, known for its avenue of oak trees, took shape at the end of the 19th century on property owned by A.J. Lee. Optimistic citizens built a new town beside the recently completed Savannah & Statesboro Railroad. Dr. H.K. Thayer, an early . . . Map (db m107867) HM
5 Georgia, Bulloch County, Brooklet — Upper Black Creek Church
(Side 1): Upper Black Creek met each month on the third Sunday and Saturday before from the time she was organized in 1802 until the Church elected to meet every Sunday in 1957. Conference was every month on those Saturdays, and Upper . . . Map (db m38614) HM
6 Georgia, Bulloch County, Brooklet — Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church
Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church was constituted on August 15, 1802 in the home of John Albritton. The organizing presbytery consisted of Henry Cook, Isham Peacock, John Goldwire and Henry Holcombe. With a membership upward of 40 members. . . . Map (db m38612) HM
7 Georgia, Bulloch County, Donegal — 016-5 — Old Savannah Road←—→
The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, one of the earliest vehicular routes west of the Ogeechee River. It led from Savannah to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, to the south of the present Milledgeville. There it connected with the main . . . Map (db m11101) HM
8 Georgia, Bulloch County, Donegal — 016-1 — Union Meeting House(Organized 1790)
Three miles east of this point, on the old River Road, is located Union Meeting House (Methodist), the oldest church in Bulloch county, and one of the oldest churches in Georgia remaining continuously active since its organization. Title was . . . Map (db m10890) HM
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9 Georgia, Bulloch County, Ivanhoe — 016-4 — Old River Road<------->
The highway crossing here is the Old River Road, one of the earliest white man’s routes west of the Ogeechee. The State authorized the opening of this portion of the old thoroughfare in 1777. It followed the course of an Indian trail that led to the . . . Map (db m54031) HM
10 Georgia, Bulloch County, Nevils — Nevils Station & Shearwood Railroad>>>>--->
This is the site of the Nevils railroad station. The paved road from Denmark to Nevils is the original bed of The Shearwood Railroad that existed from 1912 until 1937. John N. Shearhouse of Brooklet and George Brinson of Stillmore owned Shearwood . . . Map (db m107645) HM
11 Georgia, Bulloch County, Portal — Dr. James A. Stewart House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197841) HM
12 Georgia, Bulloch County, Portal — Old Portal<----<<<<
The original Portal was located 2 miles north of the current site on Old Portal Road. It got its name in 1894, when the U.S. Postal Service approved a post office for Portal. The E. E. Foy Company, of Effingham County, built a mercantile store that . . . Map (db m107650) HM
13 Georgia, Bulloch County, Portal — Upper Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church and CemeteryBulloch County, Georgia
Organized circa 1829, the church was originally located at the home of Absolom Parrish and called Parrish Meeting House. Following a fire of the log structure on the Parrish farm, the congregation built a second log structure one and one-half miles . . . Map (db m107078) HM
14 Georgia, Bulloch County, Portal — GHS 16-2 — Willow Hill Elementary School for NegroesA Georgia Equalization School
Willow Hill School was established in 1874 during Reconstruction as one of the first schools for African Americans in Bulloch County. It was privately supported until being sold to the local Board of Education in 1920. In 1954 the county built a new . . . Map (db m107702) HM
15 Georgia, Bulloch County, Portal — Willow Hill School and Community>>>>--->
In 1874, nine years after the Civil War ended, a group of former slaves of the Riggs, Donaldson, Parrish, and Hall families founded the Willow Hill School to serve the area’s black children. Georgia Ann Riggs, age 15 and a former slave, was the . . . Map (db m107739) HM
16 Georgia, Bulloch County, Register — Oliff, Rushing, Durrence House
Oliff, Rushing, Durrence House c. 1872 Restored 1976 by Dr. C. D. and Mrs. Lois Durrence Sheley Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1987 U. S. Dept. of the InteriorMap (db m63219) HM
17 Georgia, Bulloch County, Register — Register, Georgia
Side 1: Register, Georgia, a small turpentine community with a largely agricultural heritage, grew into fruition at the turn of the twentieth century. Originally settled in 1855, the town was earlier known as Bengal, then Herschal. . . . Map (db m108621) HM
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18 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — “Flame of Freedom”
Presented by the City officials and the American Legion in commemoration of its 50th anniversary and dedicated to all those who served the cause of freedom in the armed forces of the United States. March 15th, 1969Map (db m197870) WM
19 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — United States vs. Darby Lumber Company>>>>---->
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1941 decision United States vs Darby Lumber Co. is a landmark ruling in American legal history. The case affirmed the federal government’s ability to regulate employment conditions, including a minimum wage, under the . . . Map (db m107876) HM
20 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — 1897 – 1991
This site was purchased in 1897 by Jimmerson C. Jones (1858-1924)for his wife, Minerva Pruella Akins Jones (1863-1923) and their daughters, Nelle C. Jones (1893-1948) and Mary Lee Jones (1897-1980). In 1923 the home was the site of the marriage of . . . Map (db m197916) HM
21 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — 32 East Main Street
In 1893, this site was the location of D.R. Groover, Attorney-at-Law, and C.A. Sorrier Insurance Agency. In 1894, Greene S. Johnston, joined the location with his law practice. In 1908, this was the site of Johnston and Cone Law Office. In 1910, the . . . Map (db m197856) HM
22 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Akins’ Mill Pond / The Families of Akins’ Mill Pond
Akins’ Mill Pond About 1883, using a narrow gauge railroad with mule drawn hopper cars, Green Barnes built a dam on the headwaters of Mill Creek, creating a 300-acre pond, which soon came into the possession of Barnes’ son-in-law, Welcome . . . Map (db m110737) HM
23 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Banks Dairy Farm
The Banks Dairy Farm was operated on this site and included 900 acres of cultivated land combined with dairying operations. David Callaway Banks, born April 8, 1882, in Bulloch County, Georgia, was the founder of Banks Dairy Farm and The City Dairy . . . Map (db m106900) HM
24 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Blue Front
Blue Front was the social and business hub for the African American community of Statesboro in the 1930's and 1940's. It was located on the north side of W. Vine Street between S. Walnut Street and the alley just east of this site. By the close of . . . Map (db m197878) HM
25 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Brannen Buildings
Buildings built by Cecil W. Brannen in 1910. West Main Street listed in commercial historic district, in the National Register of Historic Places, in Bulloch County, Georgia, September 6, 1989Map (db m197889) HM
26 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — 016-2B — Bulloch County
Bulloch County was created by Act. of Feb. 8, 1776 from Bryan and Screven Counties. Originally, it contained part of Evans, Candler, Emanuel and Jenkins Counties. It was named for Archibald Bulloch (1730-1777), Revolutionary leader, elected Pres. of . . . Map (db m10401) HM
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27 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Bulloch County Courthouse
The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m10454) HM
28 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Bulloch County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the veterans of all wars By American Legion Post 90Map (db m197845) WM
29 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Burkhalter Road & Old Indian Trail
(side 1) Burkhalter Road is named for the Burkhalter family (formerly spelled Burgholser), a Salzburger family that immigrated to the American colonies. In 1768, Rudolph Burkhalter was granted 400 acres of land on the south bank of the . . . Map (db m229280) HM
30 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Center for Hardware30 East Main Street
In 1893, S.T. Chance established Chance Grocery on this site as one of the earliest, if not first, brick buildings in Statesboro. In 1905, W.G. Raines built a two-story building and opened a hardware store. The building continued to serve as a . . . Map (db m197852) HM
31 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Corner of Banking1 North Main Street
In 1893, C.A. Lanier and J.A. Fulcher first built a general merchandise store here, which in 1904 also became the location of Rabun's Barbershop. Beginning in 1905, the site became the location of a series of banks including Sea Island (1905-1913), . . . Map (db m197872) HM
32 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Donehoo-Brannen-NeSmith Mansion
The historic Donehoo-Brannen-NeSmith Mansion Erected 1917 National Register 1995 332 Savannah AvenueMap (db m197926) HM
33 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Eastside Cemetery
Eastside Cemetery was established on this site in 1889 in response to citizens’ requests for a central location for the burial of the dead. Early cemeteries, known is burying grounds, dotted fields of early Bulloch County family farms. Majestic . . . Map (db m107776) HM
34 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Ed L. Smith – H.W. Smith House
In 1951, Harry Smith renovated his family's home, making a stylistic change from Victorian to Neoclassical. Built around the turn of the 20th century, the house originally featured gingerbread detailing. The building currently houses the Statesboro . . . Map (db m197920) HM
35 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — First Baptist Church of StatesboroConstituted September 3, 1882 — Rev. W. M. Cowart, First Pastor —
Charter Members Deacon Edmond Kennedy, Deacon A. B. Miller, W.B. Corey, Joseph Tillman, James Price, J. J. M. Griner, Moselle Miller, Mary Tillman, Elizabeth Kennedy, Mary J. Proctor "We covenant with God and with each other … . . . Map (db m10543) HM
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36 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — First District Agricultural and Mechanical School
Georgia Southern University was founded as First District A&M in 1906. Bulloch County won a bidding war with Tattnall and Emanuel counties offering cash, 300 acres of land, and utilities worth $125,500. Often referred to locally as the . . . Map (db m108123) HM
37 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — First Three Story Brick Building1 South Main Street
In 1895, S. Waxelbaum & Son sold their business and this corner lot to Raif Simmons. In 1900, Mr. Simmons, contracted with A.J. Franklin to build this three-story business building. Mr. Simmons, and then his daughter, Lula Simmons Grimes, ran . . . Map (db m197876) HM
38 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Harville House
Samuel’s son, Keebler Henry Harville, purchased the property and built the Harville House as a one-story house around 1894. The second story was added ten years later resulting in a total of 14 rooms to accommodate a growing family. The vernacular . . . Map (db m106950) HM
39 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Integration of Georgia Southern
African Americans have always been an important part of operating the college. Prior to 1965, though, it was as carpenters, dairymen, custodians, and cooks - many of whom lived in cottages on campus and had long careers with the college. Mose Bass . . . Map (db m197930) HM
40 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Jaeckel Hotel
Gustave Jaeckel opened this hotel in 1905. William Jennings Bryan and Cornelius Vanderbilt were guests here. Blind Willie McTell performed here. The first floor had separate gentlemen's and ladies' parlors. Also on the first floor were the dining . . . Map (db m197868) HM
41 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair / Kiwanis Club of Statesboro
Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Chartered in 1960, the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro conducted agricultural fairs in 1963 and 1964 on open lots on Stockyard Road as fund raisers. After torrential rains nearly ruined the 1964 fair, the club purchased 28 . . . Map (db m197933) HM
42 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — M.M. Holland House
The home known as the Holland House was built in 1892 by Dr. Madison Holland and provided not only a dwelling for the doctor and his family, but also offices and a small hospital. One of the first structures in Statesboro with indoor plumbing, the . . . Map (db m197894) HM
43 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Marvin Summers Pittman1882 - 1954
President of South Georgia Teachers College and Georgia Teachers College 1934-1941 and 1943-1947 A pioneer in developing rural education, President Pittman organized the College to serve the region and state as a comprehensive . . . Map (db m10678) HM
44 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Masonic Hall
Since 1940, Bulloch County Masons have been meeting in this building which bears common characteristics with other Masonic Halls. Prior to its construction, meetings had been held at this location since the turn of the 20th century. The Ogeechee . . . Map (db m197914) HM
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45 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Mathews Building
Constructed 1920 Renovations by Charles H. Wilkinson, owner/contractor Robert M. Hagan, Architect and Associates P.C. 1986Map (db m197867) HM
46 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Middleground Church Primitive Baptist
Organized 1897 Land donated by Charley Akins, James B. Rushing, James W. Warnock and Laura Rushing Warnock First Pastor: Elder Daniel R. McElveen Charter Members Elder Daniel R. McElveen, Maggie Warnock McElveen, Charley Akins, Maggie . . . Map (db m197932) HM
47 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — 19 — New Hope Methodist Church1804 — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 354 —
Organized from Union by Rev. Lewis Mayers, New Hope was Bulloch’s second Methodist Church. 1804 trustees were David Kennedy, Josiah Everette, Jarvis Jackson, Burrell Whittington and William M. Kennedy: other leaders were Joseph Hodges, Eli Kennedy . . . Map (db m107020) HM
48 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Old Statesboro Post Office
Erected in 1917, the old Post Office on South Main Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Featuring both Neoclassical and Federal architectural styles, the building served as Statesboro City Hall for a number of years after . . . Map (db m197908) HM
49 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — 016-8 — Pioneer Turpentining Experiment
Dr. Charles Holmes Herty of the University of Georgia Chemistry Department conducted experiments in this forest that revolutionized the naval stores industry in America. Inspired by conservative gum resin gathering methods in Europe, Dr. Herty . . . Map (db m218627) HM
50 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Preetorius Building
Since, 1910 the Preetorius Building has been a focal point of East Main Street. Originally housing a private banking business, the structure gained attention for its earthquake bolts. The building had offices, the New Statesboro Restaurant and a . . . Map (db m197863) HM
51 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Rigdon’s Mill / The Rigdon Cemetery
Rigdon’s Mill On Mill Creek just north of this marker stood one of the oldest and long lasting water mills in Bulloch County. It was built about 1840 by Daniel Rigdon and his Irish son-in-law, William Gould, using picks, shovels, and . . . Map (db m109042) HM
52 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Savannah & Statesboro Railway
This path follows the roadbed of the Savannah & Statesboro Railway (S&S RY), completed in 1899. It was created through the interests of timbermen and turpentiners and through the dreams of Statesboro citizens of becoming a railway center. The local . . . Map (db m108099) HM
53 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Savannah Avenue Historic District
Entering Savannah Avenue Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Listed November 15, 1996Map (db m197925) HM
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54 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Sea Island Bank
In 1901, the second bank to open in Statesboro – Sea Island Bank – took its name from the area's staple crop, Sea Island cotton, and moved to its present location in 1912. Like every bank in town, it closed during the Great Depression, but reopened . . . Map (db m197871) HM
55 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — 016-7 — Skirmish at Statesboro
Approaching Statesboro on Dec. 4, 1864, a strong party of mounted foragers from Hazen's division, 15th Corps (USA), on the right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, was attacked by a detachment of Confederate cavalry and . . . Map (db m11173) HM
56 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Statesboro Buggy and Wagon Company
The first undertaking business in Statesboro, the Buggy and Wagon Company also employed the city's first licensed embalmer. The building, constructed in 1902, was distinctive in the placement of curved windows on the second floor. It was used as a . . . Map (db m197843) HM
57 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Statesboro Confederate Monument
South Face Comrades In Memory Of The Confederate Soldier 1861 - 1865 West Face " How many a glorious name for us, How many a story of fame for us They left ! Would it not be a blame for us . . . Map (db m10718) HM
58 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Statesboro High and Industrial School
The origins of the Statesboro High and Industrial School can be traced to the early 1900s. The African American community's vision to organize a high school for their children in Bulloch County took shape in 1905 when a group of citizens purchased . . . Map (db m197842) HM
59 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Statesboro High School
In 1890 citizens organized and built the city’s first school, the Statesboro Academy, at the corner of North Main and Church Streets. For ten years it served the needs of the community. In 1901 a growing city dedicated a new and larger school at the . . . Map (db m107771) HM
60 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Statesboro Sanatorium
In 1908, the 40-bed Statesboro Sanatorium became the community's first hospital. After the opening of a publicly-owned hospital in 1936, the privately-owned hospital was closed and the building converted to a hotel. Supported by the Jack N. . . . Map (db m197844) HM
61 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Statesboro Vietnam Memorial
“In honor of our Viet Nam veterans we place this plaque of appreciation for gallant and valorous service in the endless quest for peace.”Map (db m197850) WM
62 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Statesboro, Georgia
Statesboro, the only town bearing this name in the country, was created on December 19, 1803, as the seat of a young Bulloch County. Charging just $1.00, Augusta land speculator George Siebald sold 200 acres for the establishment of the town (then . . . Map (db m197848) HM
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63 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Statesboro's First BBQ Restaurant27 West Main Street
This site was long occupied by B.B. Morris and Company operated by father (A.F. Morris) and son (B.B. Morris-Bonnie Bernard Morris). A.F. had been a meat cutter in business since 1897, and together the two men were recognized as “barbecue . . . Map (db m197887) HM
64 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — The Bank of Statesboro
Built in the Beaux Arts style, this building was constructed in 1911. The bank closed due to the Great Depression in 1932. For the next six decades the building served various commercial purposes before being purchased by the City of Statesboro for . . . Map (db m197851) HM
65 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — The Bulloch County Hospital, 1937-2000Property donated by Hinton Booth Esq., Architect Walter Aldred
Between 1908 and 1936 the medical needs of Bulloch County's citizens were served by the Statesboro Sanitarium, but it closed in 1927 when community funding failed. It reopened a year later, still with inadequate funding. The Sanitarium continued for . . . Map (db m197928) HM
66 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — The Fabulous Fifty of 1906 / The Delegates
The Fabulous Fifty of 1906 On Saturday, December 1, 1906, Gov. Joseph M Terrell, Georgia's "education governor," came to Savannah to moderate the bidding contest for the historic First District's only Agricultural and Mechanical School. . . . Map (db m112195) HM
67 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — The Georgia Theater
The Art Deco style of the Georgia Theater, built in 1936, was inspired by the 1925 Paris Exposition. Operated as a movie theater until the 1970s, the building's style was maintained in the 1997 renovation which made it a part of the Averitt Center . . . Map (db m197854) HM
68 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — 016-6 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications to 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 m9945) HM
69 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — 14 — Union Meeting House1790 — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 229 —
In 1790, John Crawford and Phillip Mathews, Burke Circuit preachers, organized a Methodist Society in the home of Joshua Hodges, Sr. In 1791, Union Meeting House became a frequent entry in Circuit records. In 1794, Union Trustees obtained from . . . Map (db m107051) HM
70 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Vandy's Bar-B-Que
Generations of Bulloch County residents have enjoyed the unique flavors of Vandy's Bar-B-Que. Vandy's opened in 1929 in Portal, GA, on Mullet Road and later located to Statesboro in the rear of the Bargain Corner Grocery. In 1943 Vandy's relocated . . . Map (db m197882) HM
71 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — W. Jones Lane Memorial Highway
By resolution adopted October 16, 1980, the State Transportation Board of Georgia has recognized the honorable W. Jones Lane for his years of dedicated service and devotion to the welfare of the people of the State of Georgia and for his support . . . Map (db m10676) HM
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72 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — W.G. Raines Home
[Top plaque] W.G. Raines Home restored 1985 by William A. Frondorf [Bottom plaque] This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior . . . Map (db m197922) HM
73 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — William Charles “Willie” Heddleston
The first internment in Eastside Cemetery occurred on March 8, 1890. Willie Heddleston (Hedleston) was born April 17, 1856 and was a printer for the Eagle Publishing Co., owned by J. A. Brannen. They published the Statesboro Eagle newspaper . . . Map (db m197846) HM
74 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — Willie McTell Trail
This trail commemorates Blind Willie McTell, 1903-1959. The great Georgia songster spent part of his boyhoo0d in Statesboro and told the US Library of Congress in 1940: “Statesboro is my real home.” William Samuel McTell, blind from . . . Map (db m111681) HM
75 Georgia, Bulloch County, Statesboro — World War II Prison Camp
In 1943-45, German and Italian prisoners of war harvested peanuts for Bulloch County's farmers, as well as pulling corn, collecting pecans, cutting cane, and helping with general farm jobs. Georgia was suffering from a severe labor shortage with so . . . Map (db m108946) HM
76 Georgia, Bulloch County, Stilson — Stilson, Georgia Reported damaged
When the Savannah & Statesboro Railway was completed in 1899, some of the stations along the track began to grow into villages. One of these was Stilson, named for Stilson Hutchinson who was instrumental in getting the Railway to pass through . . . Map (db m109681) HM
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