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Historical Markers in Wayne County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Wayne County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Wayne County, GA (5) Appling County, GA (2) Brantley County, GA (3) Glynn County, GA (213) Long County, GA (8) McIntosh County, GA (55) Pierce County, GA (3) Tattnall County, GA (8)  WayneCounty(5) Wayne County (5)  ApplingCounty(2) Appling County (2)  BrantleyCounty(3) Brantley County (3)  GlynnCounty(213) Glynn County (213)  LongCounty(8) Long County (8)  McIntoshCounty(55) McIntosh County (55)  PierceCounty(3) Pierce County (3)  TattnallCounty(8) Tattnall County (8)
Jesup is the county seat for Wayne County
Adjacent to Wayne County, Georgia
      Appling County (2)  
      Brantley County (3)  
      Glynn County (213)  
      Long County (8)  
      McIntosh County (55)  
      Pierce County (3)  
      Tattnall County (8)  
 
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1 Georgia, Wayne County, Jesup — A Sesquicentennial Celebration1861-2011
In April of 1861 eleven former slaves, including the founders Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Bennett, met and formed what is now known as Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church. Worship services were held outside under a “bush arbor” until January 1870 . . . Map (db m222500) HM
2 Georgia, Wayne County, Jesup — Alexander Jackson GordonPhysician — 1862-1943 —
Born in Ohoopee, Georgia, to Alexander James Gordon and Sarah John Williams Gordon. As a young man Alex floated logs down the Altamaha River to pay his way through medical school. Graduating from the Georgia Medical College at Augusta in 1888, . . . Map (db m21400) HM
3 Georgia, Wayne County, Jesup — 151-2 — Doctortown
To the east of here on the Altamaha River was the site of Doctortown. The name may have been derived from a Muskogean Indian word, "Alekcha," purported to mean doctor. A Creek Indian, "Alleck" is belived to have lived there during the late 1700s. . . . Map (db m4855) HM
4 Georgia, Wayne County, Jesup — 151-1 — Wayne County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 11, 1803 and Dec. 7, 1805, is named for Major General “Mad Anthony” Wayne, so called for his daring exploits in the Revolution. A Pennsylvanian, he fought in the South and was elected . . . Map (db m21349) HM
5 Georgia, Wayne County, Jesup — Wayne County Revolutionary War Memorial
Revolutionary War Soldiers Who Lived In Wayne County Richard Bennett Mrs. Sibbiah Earl Blair George Cooper John Fort Thomas Fullwood Jacob Highsmith John Kemp William Kelly John Knight Moses Manning, Jr. . . . Map (db m24629) HM
 
 
 
 
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Dec. 2, 2023