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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Americus
Americus, Georgia and Vicinity
▶ Sumter County (50) ▶ Crisp County (11) ▶ Dooly County (4) ▶ Lee County (4) ▶ Macon County (49) ▶ Marion County (6) ▶ Schley County (2) ▶ Terrell County (9) ▶ Webster County (5)
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|One of the earliest hospitals in southwest Georgia devoted to the care of African Americans, the Americus Colored Hospital opened in 1923. The majority of the funds needed to build the hospital were provided by Dr. W.S. Prather. Practice in the . . . — — Map (db m40661) HM|
|Charles A. Lindbergh captured the hearts of Americans during his successful non-stop flight from New York to Paris in the “Spirit of St. Louis” on May 20th, 1927. This famous American Aviator purchased his first airplane and learned to . . . — — Map (db m41210) HM|
|Here rest 129 Confederate soldiers -- 45 of them “Unknown” -- all of whom died in Confederate hospitals in Americus. These men served in the Army of Tennessee. Some were with Gen. Jubal Early in the Washington, D.C. raid in July, 1864. . . . — — Map (db m40203) HM|
|Thousands of Confederate soldiers were patients at Foard Hospital on this site between August and December 1864. Following a disastrous fire and explosion on August 31, the patients were evacuated to the homes of townspeople and to the country; . . . — — Map (db m39957) HM|
| Reduviid--or "kissing"--bugs live in the walls and cracks of houses in South and Central America. By depositing feces on a person's skin, the kissing bug transmits a deadly disease know as Chagas.
An estimated 16 to 18 million people are . . . — — Map (db m73163) HM|
|When Federal forces occupied Americus in 1865, the Colonel in charge selected this beautiful Greek Revival house as his headquarters.
The house is believed to have been built circa 1855 by Willis A. Hawkins, associate justice of the . . . — — Map (db m40187) HM|
|Georgia Southwestern State University was founded in 1906 as the Third Agricultural and Mechanical School. In 1926, the Legislature authorized the school to offer two years of college work and change the name to Third District Agricultural and . . . — — Map (db m41068) HM|
| The Cinva-Ram Brick Press makes the kind of blocks used in many houses built by Habitat for Humanity. Bricks are made on the build site with locally available materials. Here's how it works:
1) A mixture of soil and cement is placed in the metal . . . — — Map (db m73167) HM|
|With a background in theology and agriculture, Georgia native Clarence Jordan (1912-1969), along with his wife, Florence, and Martin and Mabel England, founded Koinonia Farm in 1942. During the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, . . . — — Map (db m84938) HM|
|The "Lone Eagle" first flew solo in early May, 1923 from Souther Field. Charles Lindbergh had come to Americus to purchase a surplus aircraft from the World War I training center. He chose a Curtiss JN4 "Jenny." He got the plane with a brand-new . . . — — Map (db m11487) HM|
| An estimated 1.2 billion people in the world today live on less than $1 per day.
Nearly 3 billion people--close to half of the world's population--live on less than $2 per day.
Home, for many families, looks something like the structures you . . . — — Map (db m73162) HM|
|Dr. Albert Rees, a pioneer local physician, deeded the land for this park to the citizens of Americus in 1846. Two decades later, following the battlefield death of his son Lt. Lucius Gibson Rees, C.S.A. (1841-1864) near Petersburg, Virginia, this . . . — — Map (db m41167) HM|
|Charles Frederick Crisp (1845-1896), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, built this house in the 1880’s. A native of England and a veteran of service with the Confederate States Army, he had a distinguished career as judge of the . . . — — Map (db m41980) HM|
|The tree was grown from a branch of the original “Washington Elm” under which George Washington was sworn in as Commander of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass. in 1775. Donated to the people of Americus and Sumter County by John H. . . . — — Map (db m155680) HM|
| Habitat for Humanity has built houses in more than 20 countries in the Africa/Middle East region.
The continent of Africa is larger than the United States. China, India and Argentina combined, and to home to nearly 1 billion people. . . . — — Map (db m73166) HM|
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| Habitat for Humanity has built homes in virtually every country of Latin America and the Caribbean. The first Habitat house in the region was built in Guatemala in 1979.
More Habitat homes have been built in Mexico than in any country except the . . . — — Map (db m73165) HM|