“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Laurens County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Laurens 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> Laurens County, GA (11) Bleckley County, GA (11) Dodge County, GA (9) Emanuel County, GA (23) Johnson County, GA (9) Treutlen County, GA (4) Twiggs County, GA (15) Wheeler County, GA (3) Wilkinson County, GA (19)  LaurensCounty(11) Laurens County (11)  BleckleyCounty(11) Bleckley County (11)  DodgeCounty(9) Dodge County (9)  EmanuelCounty(23) Emanuel County (23)  JohnsonCounty(9) Johnson County (9)  TreutlenCounty(4) Treutlen County (4)  TwiggsCounty(15) Twiggs County (15)  WheelerCounty(3) Wheeler County (3)  WilkinsonCounty(19) Wilkinson County (19)
Dublin is the county seat for Laurens County
Adjacent to Laurens County, Georgia
      Bleckley County (11)  
      Dodge County (9)  
      Emanuel County (23)  
      Johnson County (9)  
      Treutlen County (4)  
      Twiggs County (15)  
      Wheeler County (3)  
      Wilkinson County (19)  
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1 Georgia, Laurens County, Dublin — Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197794) HM
2 Georgia, Laurens County, Dublin — 087-3 — Jefferson Davis
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (102 miles N), where he performed what proved to be his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed . . . Map (db m49509) HM
3 Georgia, Laurens County, Dublin — 087-4 — Jefferson Davis
On May 7, 1865, Jefferson Davis, with his family and a small escort, passed through Dublin enroute south to avoid a screen of Union cavalry attempting to intercept him. That evening, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry [US] reached Dublin and camped at the . . . Map (db m49511) HM
4 Georgia, Laurens County, Dublin — 087-2 — Laurens County
Laurens County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Originally, it contained all of Pulaski and part of Johnson Counties. Among prominent residents of Laurens County were Gov. Geo. M. Troup and Gen. David Blackshear. It was . . . Map (db m49538) HM
5 Georgia, Laurens County, Dublin — Laurens County Honor RollWorld War I — 1917 – 1918 —
To their country in time of need these pledged life, fortune and sacred honor John W. Adams • George Attaway • Walter Berry • Lenonard T. Bostick • Joseph J. Bracewell • James Bradley • Leon F. Brannen • Fisher Brazeal • James Brown • Tom . . . Map (db m197797) WM
6 Georgia, Laurens County, Dublin — Martin Luther King, Jr.'s First Public Speech1st African Baptist Church of Dublin, Georgia — April 17, 1944 —
On April 17, 1944, in the 1st A.B. Church of Dublin, Georgia, fourteen year old Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his first public speech “The Negro and the Constitution.” At this site, a seed was planted in his heart that would grow into his . . . Map (db m184511) HM
7 Georgia, Laurens County, Dublin — Where the Dream BeganMartin Luther King, Jr.'s First Speech — First African Baptist Church, 1944 —
“The Negro and the Constitution” Martin Luther King, Jr. Negroes were first brought to America in 1620 when England legalized slavery both in England and the colonies and America; the institution grew and thrived for about 150 years upon the backs . . . Map (db m184525) HM
8 Georgia, Laurens County, Dubln — Captain Hardy Smith HouseBuilt 1873
(Side 1): Capt. Hardy B Smith (1841-1912), CSA, one of Laurens County’s noted veterans, served in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee. Smith, when war broke out, was called home from classes at the University of . . . Map (db m38719) HM
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9 Georgia, Laurens County, Dudley — The Oconee Electric Membership CorporationDudley, Georgia — Incorporated November 18, 1938 —
To honor the founders whose vision transformed this rural area from darkness to the splendor of light; who serve as our reminder that no job is too difficult if the cause is just and the people are determined. Incorporators: Paul J. Jones . . . Map (db m14562) HM
10 Georgia, Laurens County, Dudley — Vallombrosa Plantation of Governor George Michael Troup
Governor of Georgia 1823 - 1827 United States Senator 1816 - 1818 and 1829 - 1833 Champion and militant defender of State Rights. This principle above all in his answer to President John Quincy Adams: “The argument has been . . . Map (db m107338) HM
11 Georgia, Laurens County, East Dublin — 087-1 — Governor Troup's Home Reported missing
Here lived George Michael Troup, Governor of Georgia 1823-27. Born in 1780 at McIntosh's Bluff on the Tombigbee River in a part of Georgia that is now Alabama, he graduated at Princeton, 1797, and was admitted to the bar at Savannah, 1800. He . . . Map (db m11692) HM
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Sep. 29, 2023