Pioneering educator Elizabeth Evelyn Wright was born in Talbotton, Georgia, and attended school here at St. Phillips African Methodist Episcopal Church, where many local African-American children received their education. Under the tutelage of . . . — — Map (db m206971) HM
At Talbotton on Jan. 26, 1846, the first meeting of the Supreme Court of Georgia was held in the dining hall of the old Claiborne Hotel which stood one block west of this marker. Judge Hiram Warner and Judge Eugenius A. Nisbet were present. Judge . . . — — Map (db m27365) HM
George Washington Towns was born in Wilkes County, Georgia, May 4, 1801, and died in Macon, Georgia, July 15, 1854. A lawyer and resident of Talbotton, Georgia, Towns served as state legislator, U.S. Congressman, and Governor of Georgia (1847-51). . . . — — Map (db m233834) HM
The Federal Road across the Creek Indian County, western Georgia’s first vehicular way, passed here leading from Fort Hawkins (now Macon) to the Alabama River above Mobile. The trace, which followed closely the course of the earlier noted Lower . . . — — Map (db m27366) HM
Here stood the small frame house in which Lazarus Straus and his family lived when they came to Talbotton in 1854. Seeking a new home in America after leaving Bavaria, Straus visited Talbotton during a “court week” and decided to make . . . — — Map (db m38249) HM
In 1854, Lazarus Strauss brought his wife and four children to Talbotton to their first home in America. Here he established a store, the first in a series that led to Macy’s, one of the leading department stores in the world. Straus and his sons, . . . — — Map (db m27343) HM
After leaving Bavaria, Lazarus Straus dispensed his merchandise over several states searching for a home for his family. In 1854, he, his wife, and four children settled in a comfortable house one block from here. An expert merchant and a learned . . . — — Map (db m27342) HM
Talbot County was created by Act of Dec. 14, 1827 from Muscogee County. Originally, it included part of Taylor County. It was named for Matthew Talbot (1767-1827), member of legislature, member of the Convention that framed the Constitution of Ga., . . . — — Map (db m27364) HM
As Methodism moved across Georgia, in 1830 Jesse Sinclair and Henry W. Hilliard were sent by the South Carolina Methodist Conference to the Flint River Mission of which Talbot Co. was a part. In 1831 this circuit became a part of the newly formed . . . — — Map (db m23089) HM
The edifice has been spared modernization and is a perfect replica of a typical English rural parish church of the Tudor-Gothic period.
The altar, communion rail, lectern-pulpit, and prayer desk are handmade of native walnut. The entire structure . . . — — Map (db m27233) HM
An ante-bellum Alabama Rd. crossing of Flint River at Owens Island, 1.25 mi. N. of the old DuBignon Ferry & 2.5 mi. N.E. of this point.
Wilson’s Cav. seized Columbus Apr. 16, 1865. On the 17th, Minty’s div. was sent to blaze a trail to . . . — — Map (db m38222) HM
Ante-bellum settlement on the Old Alabama Rd., between the Chattahoochee at Columbus & the Flint River at the Double Bridges.
Columbus was seized by Federal Cav. under Gen. James H. Wilson, April 16, 1865. The next day Minty’s div. was sent . . . — — Map (db m37461) HM