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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Blakely, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Early 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 Early County, GA (17) Baker County, GA (2) Calhoun County, GA (3) Clay County, GA (22) Miller County, GA (3) Seminole County, GA (7) Henry County, AL (37) Houston County, AL (45)  EarlyCounty(17) Early County (17)  BakerCounty(2) Baker County (2)  CalhounCounty(3) Calhoun County (3)  ClayCounty(22) Clay County (22)  MillerCounty(3) Miller County (3)  SeminoleCounty(7) Seminole County (7)  HenryCountyAlabama(37) Henry County (37)  HoustonCounty(45) Houston County (45)
Blakely is the county seat for Early County
Blakely is in Early County
      Early County (17)  
ADJACENT TO EARLY COUNTY
      Baker County (2)  
      Calhoun County (3)  
      Clay County (22)  
      Miller County (3)  
      Seminole County (7)  
      Henry County, Alabama (37)  
      Houston County, Alabama (45)  
 
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1Georgia (Early County), Blakely — Centerville United Methodist Church
Ben Johnson and his wife, "Miss Ellie," attended the DuBose Methodist Church located six miles away until they were caught in a rainstorm that frightened their horse. In an attempt to get a church nearer home, Ben Johnson and Dick Mock rode . . . Map (db m14830) HM
2Georgia (Early County), Blakely — Confederate Dead1861 - 1865
"A tribute of love, to the noble Confederate soldiers who cheerfully offered their lives in defense of the right of local self-government, and to those who fought and survived."Map (db m166043) WM
3Georgia (Early County), Blakely — 049-2 — Confederate Flag Pole
This flag pole from which the Stars and Bars [CS] proudly flew is the last original Confederate flag staff still standing in Georgia. The stalwart pole was hewn from a long leaf pine tree that grew one mile southwest of this city in Early county. . . . Map (db m23172) HM
4Georgia (Early County), Blakely — Covered Bridge 2 Mi.<-----<<<
The covered bridge over Coheelee Creek, two miles north on the Old River Road, was ordered built by the Early County Board of Commissioners in 1883. It was erected by J. M. Baughman. Commissioners were J. S. Moseley, W. C. Sheffield, H. C. Fryer, . . . Map (db m48327) HM
5Georgia (Early County), Blakely — 049-4 — Early County
Early County, an original county, was created by Act of Dec. 15, 1818, from Creek Cession of Aug. 9, 1814. At first it contained Decatur, Seminole, Baker, Mitchell, Calhoun, Miller, Dougherty and parts of Clay, Grady, and Thomas Counties. It was . . . Map (db m165880) HM
6Georgia (Early County), Blakely — Early County Peanut Monument
The people of Early County, the largest peanut producing center in the world, have erected this monument in tribute to the peanut, which is so largely responsible for our growth and prosperity. Not only has it contributed to the higher living . . . Map (db m164460) HM
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7Georgia (Early County), Blakely — Hilton School
Formal education began in 1897 on land from J.C. Hudspeth and Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman. A petition in 1924 halted a new school at Waters Ford. In 1925 a spacious masonary school opened one mile west of this marker for students from Freeman, Hilton, . . . Map (db m56427) HM
8Georgia (Early County), Blakely — Hilton United Methodist Church
The Hilton Methodist Episcopal Church, South was organized in 1850. The first church was erected one mile southwest of Hilton on the Lower River Road. This structure was sold after the Civil War and services were then conducted in an arbor. E. . . . Map (db m47839) HM
9Georgia (Early County), Blakely — 049-10 — Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area
You are at the edge of one of the largest and most important mound groups in the southeastern United States. Most of this complex of mounds was constructed about A. D. 200-600. Archaeologists call this period the Middle Woodland Period and the . . . Map (db m48243) HM
10Georgia (Early County), Blakely — 049-1 — Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi.Memorializing Prehistoric Georgia Civilization — More Than 700 Years Old —
A large Indian mound complex built about A.D. 200-600 is the centerpiece of Kolomoki Mounds State Park. The largest mound is 325 feet long, 200 feet wide and 57 feet high. This ceremonial area was at the eastern end of a large cleared ceremonial . . . Map (db m88399) HM
11Georgia (Early County), Blakely — Old Factory Creek
In 1855, Anthony Hutchins and a group of local citizens built a two-story cotton mill of handmade bricks, fired in Early County, on the north side of Harrod's Creek. The mill, known as the Early County Manufacturing Company, was constructed to spin . . . Map (db m46126) HM
12Georgia (Early County), Blakely — Sowhatchee Elementary School
The school was established prior to 1879 and consolidated with Hilton School in 1925. It served as a Free Will Baptist Bible School for young ministers from 1930-1942. Reverend T. B. Mellette was the instructor and Reverend K. V. Shutes was . . . Map (db m47219) HM
13Georgia (Early County), Blakely — 049-5 — Three Notch Trail
This road, called “Three Notch Trail” from early days, is believed to have been marked with three notches by scouts sent out by General Andrew Jackson’s troops on their march to Fort Scott. Most of his troops passed this way en route to . . . Map (db m48350) HM
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14Georgia (Early County), Blakely — 049-6 — Three Notch Trail
One of the important pioneer ways, this road, called “Three Notch Trail” from early days, is believed to have been marked by scouts sent out by General Andrew Jackson to mark the route followed by Jackson’s men to Fort Scott on their way . . . Map (db m48349) HM
 
 
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Sep. 25, 2022