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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jasper County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Jasper 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> Jasper County, GA (19) Butts County, GA (18) Jones County, GA (33) Monroe County, GA (25) Morgan County, GA (64) Newton County, GA (34) Putnam County, GA (28)  JasperCounty(19) Jasper County (19)  ButtsCounty(18) Butts County (18)  JonesCounty(33) Jones County (33)  MonroeCounty(25) Monroe County (25)  MorganCounty(64) Morgan County (64)  NewtonCounty(34) Newton County (34)  PutnamCounty(28) Putnam County (28)
Monticello is the county seat for Jasper County
Adjacent to Jasper County, Georgia
      Butts County (18)  
      Jones County (33)  
      Monroe County (25)  
      Morgan County (64)  
      Newton County (34)  
      Putnam County (28)  
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1 Georgia, Jasper County, Hillsboro — 079-10 — Across the Ocmulgee
Late on Nov. 17, 1864, the 29th Missouri Mounted Infantry [US] seized the ferry at Planters’ Factory (Ocmulgee Mills) on the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (12 miles NW) to secure it for the crossing of the Right Wing of General Sherman’s army into . . . Map (db m24637) HM
2 Georgia, Jasper County, Hillsboro — Benjamin Harvey Hill
. . . Map (db m26038) HM
3 Georgia, Jasper County, Hillsboro — 079-3 — Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill>>-- 1 mile -->
Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823-1882), first to proclaim the New South industrial rather than agricultural, was born one mile from here. When he was 12 years old his father, John Hill, moved with his family to Long Cane, Troup County. Sen. Hill, . . . Map (db m24642) HM
4 Georgia, Jasper County, Hillsboro — R7 — HillsboroThe "Right Wing" Marches through Jasper County — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Hillsboro (originally spelled Hillsborough), named for pioneer settler Isaac Hill, is one of the oldest communities in central Georgia. It is the birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill, a United States and later Confederate States Senator. The . . . Map (db m103202) HM
5 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — 079-7 — Hebron Baptist Church
Hebron Baptist Church, originally a Primitive Baptist Church in the Ocmulgee Circuit, later a Missionary Baptist Church, was built on 5 acres of land deeded by William Cleveland on December 23, 1812, to Isaac Morgan, Deacon, “for and in . . . Map (db m24454) HM
6 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — 079-11 — Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert»— 2 ½ mi.—→ Reported missing
Alfred Cuthbert (1785-1856) was born in Savannah, the son of Colonel Seth John Cuthbert, brother of Congressman John Cuthbert, grandson of Revolutionary patriot Joseph Clay. A colonel of Volunteer Infantry, Alfred Cuthbert, after serving in both . . . Map (db m50570) HM
7 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — 079-4 — Jackson Springs
General Andrew Jackson, leading his troops to Florida in 1818 to fight the Seminole Indians, stopped here for nearly two weeks to rest his army during their long march. Since that time, this has been called Jackson Springs to honor the famous . . . Map (db m24483) HM
8 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — 079-1 — Jasper County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 10, 1807, is named for Sergeant Jasper, Revolutionary hero from South Carolina who rescued some American prisoners from their British guards at Jasper Spring, near Savannah. He was later killed in . . . Map (db m34450) HM
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9 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — Jasper County Civil War Memorial
[north side]C S A To the Confederate Soldiers of Jasper County, the record of whose sublime self-sacrifice and undying devotion to duty, in the service of their country, is the proud heritage of a loyal posterity. ——— ”In legend . . . Map (db m190999) WM
10 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — Monticello Government ComplexMonticello-Jasper County Visitor Center
This property contributes to the Monticello Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1997Map (db m187446) HM
11 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — 079-8 — Reese Home
Here lived Dr. David Addison Reese, born in Mecklenberg County, N. C., son of a Revolutionary soldier and grandson of a signer of the Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence. When a young man Dr. Reese moved to Monticello and married Mary Gaines . . . Map (db m207808) HM
12 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — 079-5 — Site of Inn
On the site of the Post Office stood a large, white-columned, three-storied house known as the Stage Coach Inn. Horses for the coaches were changed here and stabled across the road from the inn. As the coach approached Monticello, the coachman blew . . . Map (db m34539) HM
13 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — The Isaac Parker Inn
This tablet marks the Isaac Parker Inn on stage coach route from Barkesdale's Ferry on the Savannah River to Whatley’s Ferry on the Chattahoochee via “Rock Mountain”Map (db m111272) HM
14 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — 079-9 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with 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 . . . Map (db m35435) HM
15 Georgia, Jasper County, Monticello — 079-6B — The Stoneman Raid
In July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman’s army [US] closed in on Atlanta. Finding its fortifications “too strong to assault and too extensive to invest,” he sought to force its fall by sending Maj. Gen George Stoneman, with three cavalry . . . Map (db m24478) HM
16 Georgia, Jasper County, Newborn — The Old Loyd Place
Gifted to the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences by Robert J. Loyd. Mr. Loyd died on December 31, 1998. Because of his love of this land and wish to honor his ancestors, it was Mr. Loyd's desire to gift this farm . . . Map (db m12259) HM
17 Georgia, Jasper County, Shady Dale — Old Stage Coach Inn
This tablet marks the inn, on the old stage coach route, from Barksdale Ferry on the Savannah River to Whatley's Ferry on the Chattahoochee River.Map (db m113284) HM
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18 Georgia, Jasper County, Shady Dale — 079-6A — Providence Baptist Church
This church was constituted December 15, 1810, the second oldest in Jasper County, with David Montgomery (Revolutionary War soldier), William Green, and Green Bailey as presbytery. David Montgomery was pastor from 1810 to 1828. Timothy Landrum . . . Map (db m20191) HM
19 Georgia, Jasper County, Shady Dale — L8 — Shady Dale"Forage Liberally on the Country" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On a cold, damp and foggy Sunday, November 20, 1864, after having passed through Covington and Newborn over the previous two days, Union Major General William T. Sherman, traveling with Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis's 14th Corps, reached . . . Map (db m113286) HM
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Mar. 3, 2024