“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lexington, Georgia

Clickable Map of Oglethorpe 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> Oglethorpe County, GA (22) Clarke County, GA (136) Elbert County, GA (34) Greene County, GA (25) Madison County, GA (10) Oconee County, GA (16) Taliaferro County, GA (22) Wilkes County, GA (116)  OglethorpeCounty(22) Oglethorpe County (22)  Athens-ClarkeCounty(136) Athens-Clarke County (136)  ElbertCounty(34) Elbert County (34)  GreeneCounty(25) Greene County (25)  MadisonCounty(10) Madison County (10)  OconeeCounty(16) Oconee County (16)  TaliaferroCounty(22) Taliaferro County (22)  WilkesCounty(116) Wilkes County (116)
Lexington is the county seat for Oglethorpe County
Lexington is in Oglethorpe County
      Oglethorpe County (22)  
      Athens-Clarke County (136)  
      Elbert County (34)  
      Greene County (25)  
      Madison County (10)  
      Oconee County (16)  
      Taliaferro County (22)  
      Wilkes County (116)  
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1Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 109-6 — Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church
Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church was organized on December 20, 1785, in the wilderness about three miles West of this site, under the leadership of Mr. John Newton, then a licentiate. It was the first of a chain of Presbyterian churches established in . . . Map (db m26059) HM
2Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe
Oglethorpe, the fifth county created in Georgia, Dec. 19, 1793 was named for James Edward Oglethorpe, founder and first governor of Georgia. Born in London, Dec. 22, 1696, Oglethorpe started his early life in Godalming, England. He was a . . . Map (db m78233) HM
3Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 109-3 — Governor Gilmer’s Home< --- 2bl. --- <<<
George Rockingham Gilmer, of Scotch descent, was born in 1790 in that part of Wilkes Co. that is now Oglethorpe Co. Soon after admittance to the bar in 1813 he was appointed 1st Lt. in the regular army and served with distinction in the Creek . . . Map (db m26043) HM
4Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Historic Oglethorpe County Jail1879-2007
Completed in 1879, Oglethorpe County's jail reflects the intention of local leaders to deliver a striking public building. Its elegant design reflects the popularity of the Italianate style at the time, with such architectural details as arched . . . Map (db m197822) HM
5Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — James T. Rayle Post No. 123 Monument
Dedicated to those who served 1776-1976Map (db m78236) WM
6Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Meson Academy
Erected A.D.1807, and liberally endowed by Francis Meson. Deceased on the 8th of September, 1806. 1806 ---- 1897. Meson Academy Trustees. Dr. W. Z. Faust, Chairman. Wm. Gottheimer, Sect. & Treas. . . . Map (db m111725) HM
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7Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 109-7 — Meson Academy
Francis Meson (1761-1806), an Irishman and “wandering schoolteacher,” became a rich merchant in Lexington. He bequeathed $8,000.00 for an academy building and valuable property for an endowment, “the income to be used forever for . . . Map (db m26060) HM
8Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 109-4 — Oglethorpe County
This County created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1793, is named for Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia. Born in London, England, Dec. 22, 1696, Oglethorpe left England in Nov. 1732 with 116 settlers and arrived at Yamacraw in Jan. . . . Map (db m26058) HM
9Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Oglethorpe County Confederate Monument
In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Oglethorpe County 1861-1865Map (db m78191) WM
10Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — Oglethorpe County Veterans Monument
Front Oglethorpe Veterans Reverse Lest We ForgetMap (db m78235) WM
11Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington — 106-5 — The Birthplace of Columbia Theological Seminary
The Columbia Theological Seminary began here in 1828 when Rev. Thomas Goulding led the effort of the Presbyterian Synod of South Carolina and Georgia to establish a theological seminary. Goulding and the original five students began their studies in . . . Map (db m197819) HM
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Feb. 8, 2023