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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lamar County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Lamar 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> Lamar County, GA (26) Butts County, GA (18) Monroe County, GA (25) Pike County, GA (2) Spalding County, GA (198) Upson County, GA (10)  LamarCounty(26) Lamar County (26)  ButtsCounty(18) Butts County (18)  MonroeCounty(25) Monroe County (25)  PikeCounty(2) Pike County (2)  SpaldingCounty(198) Spalding County (198)  UpsonCounty(10) Upson County (10)
Barnesville is the county seat for Lamar County
Adjacent to Lamar County, Georgia
      Butts County (18)  
      Monroe County (25)  
      Pike County (2)  
      Spalding County (198)  
      Upson County (10)  
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1 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — A&M - G.I.C.(1908 - 1933)
In April of 1908 the Sixth District Agricultural and Mechanical College opened here with 18 students. In September of 1930 the school was reorganized as Georgia Industrial College. President T.O. Galloway was the guiding spirit of the college from . . . Map (db m14678) HM
2 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Barnesville Blues
Co. B – 121st Infantry Barnesville, Georgia “Old Gray Bonnet” This memorial is dedicated to all who served with the Barnesville Blues. This company served actively as a part of Georgia’s National Guard in four wars. They . . . Map (db m25976) HM
3 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Barnesville Post OfficeNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186697) HM
4 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Barnesville Presbyterian ChurchNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186699) HM
5 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Barnesville Railroad DepotBuilt in 1912-1913
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186690) HM
6 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 085-4 — Confederate Hospital<------<<<<
During the War Between the States, 1861-1865, 155 Confederate soldiers, wounded in the Battle of Atlanta and evacuated, died in several improvised hospitals in Barnesville. This marks the site of the main hospital. A marble headstone marks each . . . Map (db m25416) HM
7 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 085-9 — Confederate Hospitals
In July 1864 the following hospitals were in Barnesville: Kingsville Hospital, Surgeon B. N. Avent. Kingston Hospital, Surgeon George W. McDade, Asst. Surgeon V.S. Hopping. This hospital was moved from Kingston, Georgia. Medical . . . Map (db m25553) HM
8 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 085-3 — Federals at Barnesville
As Wilson’s Federal Cavalry moved toward Macon, near this spot on Wednesday, April 19, 1865, some of them attacked a small Confederate force, “The Dixie Rangers.” Greatly outnumbered, “The Rangers” fought with gallantry, . . . Map (db m24998) HM
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9 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 085-1 — Gachet Home
The historic Gachet home is situated at the crossing of Towns and old Alabama Roads, called Milner Cross Roads. This road was also an Indian trail. Benjamin Gachet, a French nobleman, fled from a San Domingo revolution and settled in what is . . . Map (db m24892) HM
10 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 085-7A — Gordon Military College
Founded as Male and Female Seminary in 1852, this was a pioneer school of its kind in Georgia. It was reorganized in 1872 as Gordon Institute, named for General John B. Gordon, famed Confederate soldier, Governor and Senator, who was a friend of . . . Map (db m14676) HM
11 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — In Memory of America's Revolutionary War SoldiersLamar County Georgia
John Bloodworth • Thomas Green • John Jenkins • John Kendrick Thomas Nelson • William Ogletree • Mark Ray Lamar-Lafayette Chapter, NSDAR 2020Map (db m186763) WM
12 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 102-2 — Johnstonville – 1821
Established in 1821, Johnstonville was the first county seat of Monroe County. It was named for the Johnston family which came here from South Carolina. The old home place of John Johnston, the original settler, is still standing and still in the . . . Map (db m41490) HM
13 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Johnstonville Historic DistrictJohnstonville Community Clubhouse
Built in 1915 as the Johnstonville School. The school closed its doors in late 1945 and the building became the Johnstonville Community Clubhouse. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in America on November 2, 2000, . . . Map (db m14581) HM
14 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 085-2 — Lamar County
Lamar County was created by Act of State Assembly August 17, 1920. It was named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, lawyer, Colonel in the Confederate Army, U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Interior and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The first . . . Map (db m25975) HM
15 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Lamar County (Ga.) 20th Century War Veterans Memorial
[Large monument (top)] Dedicated to all the men and women who served our country during the major wars of the 20th century [Large monument (plaque)] Duty Honor Country In honor of our true heroes • The men and women whose . . . Map (db m186911) WM
16 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Lamar County Georgia CourthouseBuilt in 1931
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186694) HM
17 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Lamar County Veterans Memorial
[Center] Dedicated to the everlasting memory of those from Lamar County who gave their lives in the service of our country World War I Colquitt, J. Marvin • Cook, Otis • Faulkner, Elmo F. • Hunt, Frank M. • Killian, . . . Map (db m186916) WM
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18 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Lamar Electric Membership Corporation
Dedicated August 11, 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt Rededicated to service 1988 E.J. Martin, Jr., President W.H. Averett, Jr., V. President J.H. Gunnels, Secretary H.B. Cromer, Treasurer J.H. Barnes, Jr. J.C. Caldwell F.C. . . . Map (db m28215) HM
19 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Lamar Electric Membership Corporation Incorporating Board of Directors
REA Project 75 was chartered in February 1937 and was energized August 11, 1938, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It became Lamar Electric Membership Corporation. This day, January 23, 2005, as we change the name to Southern Rivers Energy, the . . . Map (db m28213) HM
20 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Old Jail Museum and ArchivesWPA 1935
[title is inscription]Map (db m186788) HM
21 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 85-1 — Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech
On August 11, 1938, as many as 50,000 people gathered in the stadium of Gordon Military College for an address by President Franklin Roosevelt dedicating the Lamar Electric Cooperative, a project of the New Deal's Rural Electrification . . . Map (db m28214) HM
22 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Streamliner Nancy Hanks II
The Nancy Hanks II made her first trip on July 17, 1947 and was a popular Central of Georgia Railway passenger train that made the 6 hour run between Atlanta & Savannah through Barnesville. It was named after a race horse who was named for . . . Map (db m186700) HM
23 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Women of the Confederacy
In Memory of Women of the Confederacy 1861 – 1865 by Willie Hunt Smith Chapter, U. D. C. Barnesville, GA.Map (db m186698) WM
24 Georgia, Lamar County, Goggins — Goggans, Georgia
Goggans was named for the family of John F. Goggans. He donated the land for the railroad station, general store, where the post office was located, and access land to the Union Primitive Baptist Church. At different times, the town was also known . . . Map (db m11325) HM
25 Georgia, Lamar County, Milner — 085-5 — Confederate Cemetery
In this lonely spot lie the mortal remains of more than 100 unknown soldiers of the Confederacy. Most of them were wounded while heroically defending the City of Atlanta against overwhelming forces of General Sherman, and died in an improvised . . . Map (db m14741) HM
26 Georgia, Lamar County, Milner — 085-6 — Confederate Hospital>>>------>
On this side stood one of Milner’s temporary hospitals for Confederate soldiers wounded in the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro in 1864. These men were hastily evacuated south on the only railroad from Atlanta still operated by the C.S.A. at that . . . Map (db m25345) HM
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