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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ellaville, Georgia

Clickable Map of Schley 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> Schley County, GA (16) Macon County, GA (56) Marion County, GA (7) Sumter County, GA (70) Taylor County, GA (10)  SchleyCounty(16) Schley County (16)  MaconCounty(56) Macon County (56)  MarionCounty(7) Marion County (7)  SumterCounty(70) Sumter County (70)  TaylorCounty(10) Taylor County (10)
Ellaville is the county seat for Schley County
Ellaville is in Schley County
      Schley County (16)  
      Macon County (56)  
      Marion County (7)  
      Sumter County (70)  
      Taylor County (10)  
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1 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Burton HouseEllaville History Wall
The Burton House was the home of one of the first families in the area. Robert Burton sold 150 acres of land to the newly formed Schley County for $1500. The City of Ellaville was established on this land to serve as the County seat. The town was . . . Map (db m174160) HM
2 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Ellaville High SchoolEllaville History Wall
This frame building was the school for the African-American students in Ellaville until 1951, when the State Department of Education conducted a study that recommended that all Black Schools in Schley County be consolidated. Located on Spivey Street . . . Map (db m174152) HM
3 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Ellaville High School • Schley County High SchoolEllaville History Wall
This two-story brick school was built in 1917 over the ruins of The Charles F. Crisp Institute that had been destroyed by fire in 1916. The Courthouse was used as a school until construction was completed. A bond issue was used to fund the building . . . Map (db m174153) HM
4 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Gill Drug CompanyEllaville History Wall
Gill Drug Company was a consolidation of Jordan Drug Store and Wilson Drug Company. Jordan Drug Store was established In 1900 on the NE corner of Broad and Oglethorpe Streets. In 1932 Clark Gill and Paul Gill purchased the business from Mr. E. Roney . . . Map (db m174157) HM
5 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Greene's DairyEllaville History Wall
Greene's Dairy was located in the LaCrosse Community, just north of Toteover Creek. It was operated by Howard and Annie Belle Greene, son Lamar, and Grandson Garry. Everyday life centered on the operation of the dairy. The cows had to be milked . . . Map (db m174150) HM
6 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Hill's MillEllaville History Wall
Still standing, Hill's Mill is on 40 acres of land owned by the Hill family since before 1873. It was operated by Louis Hill until 1905 and by Josiah Hill from 1906 until 1910. Although it changed hands several times over the next 34 years, it . . . Map (db m174149) HM
7 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — History of Ellaville and Schley CountyEllaville History Wall
In 1808 several families moved from the Carolinas to the area where the Ellaville Cemetery is now located. A village sprang up about 1812, called Pond Town, because of the surrounding ponds. Pond Town was a relay station for the stage coach line . . . Map (db m174147) HM
8 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Pond Town
Pond Town, named for its proximity to several ponds, had beginnings as a relay station for the stagecoach line which ran from Hamburg to Preston. Some say white men were living in the area as early as 1808, certainly by 1812. Located on the . . . Map (db m27112) HM
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9 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — 123-1 — Schley County
This county, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 22, 1857, is named for William Schley, member of Congress 1833-35 and Governor 1835-37. Ellaville is named for Ella Burton, daughter of Robert Burton, who sold the land for the town site. Nearby . . . Map (db m27089) HM
10 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Schley County Confederate MonumentIn Memory of the Boys in Gray — 1861-1865 —
[north face]Sons of the choicest strain of American blood, scions of revolutionary stock, citizens of the purest section of this Union, they lived true to every honorable tradition that illuminates the pages of our history and at . . . Map (db m174248) WM
11 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Schley County JailEllaville History Wall
The Jail for Schley County was built in 1893 for $5,500. For many years the family of the Sheriff lived in the Jail and prepared meals for the inmates. This practice continued through the term of Sheriff Rigsby in 1945. The building is still in use . . . Map (db m174159) HM
12 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Stevens Cotton GinEllaville History Wall
This painting is a copy of a watercolor by Mary Helen (Nell) Stevens Richardson, which shows the gin in operation. Nell was a sister of Truxton Hubert Stevens Sr., grandfather of Angeline Stevens Sprott, who now owns this building and wall on which . . . Map (db m174148) HM
13 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — Suwannee StoreEllaville History Wall
During the late forties and fifties there were seven grocery stores in Ellaville. The Royal Brothers built this structure in the early part of the century and sold general merchandise. W.F. Costner bought it and again ran a general store. The first . . . Map (db m174156) HM
14 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — The Bank of EllavilleEllaville History Wall
The Bank of Ellaville was formed on August 5, 1910 and was located on the corner of Oglethorpe and Wilson Streets. In 1917 the bank moved to the store front just west of the present Gill Drug Company on Oglethorpe Street, which is the building in . . . Map (db m174158) HM
15 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — The Ellaville DepotEllaville History Wall
This was the fourth depot that was built in Ellaville. The previous three were destroyed by fire. This depot was built by the Central of Georgia Railroad in 1929. It was demolished by the railroad, despite the objections of the citizens who wanted . . . Map (db m174151) HM
16 Georgia, Schley County, Ellaville — The Peacock HotelEllaville History Wall
The Peacock Hotel was built in 1890 by Captain Caleb Peacock, a veteran of the War Between the States. Captain Peacock and his wife, Louise, had five children: Harry, Darcy, Julia, Aldine, and Grace. The hotel remained in the family for 56 years . . . Map (db m174155) HM
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Apr. 18, 2024