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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Millen
Millen, Georgia and Vicinity
▶ Jenkins County (19) ▶ Bulloch County (40) ▶ Burke County (28) ▶ Emanuel County (8) ▶ Screven County (28)
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Site of Camp Lawton
A Confederate Military Prison
built in 1864 to relieve the
overcrowded condition at
Andersonville Prison in Macon
County. Lawton Prison was a
stockade, enclosing 42 acres.
1398 feet by 1329 feet considered
to . . . — — Map (db m114323) HM|
|( South Face )
Erected June 3rd.1909
The Wayside Home
In Honor Of Our
Whom Power Could
Whom Death Could
Whom Defeat Could
Not Dishonor. . . . — — Map (db m13291) HM|
|Jenkins County was organized from territory cut from Burke, Screven, Bulloch, and Emanuel counties in 1905, and officially began its function as a new political unit on Jan. 1, 1906.
The first court house was completed in March, 1908 and burned . . . — — Map (db m13149) HM|
|The city of Millen began about 1835 at a site 200 yds. N.of this marker as the road side inn of Robert Hendricks Gray. In Nov., 1851 the Wayneborough and Augusta Rail Road was extended to meet the line laid though here in 1839 by the Central Rail . . . — — Map (db m13151) HM|
|This flagpole and flags were placed
here on April 30, 2000 by the
Jenkins County Development Authority
to honor all servicemen who served
in the American Revolution,
World War I, World War II,
The Korean Conflict, The Vietnam War.
and . . . — — Map (db m13372) HM|
| This fountain
was originally in the lobby
of the Estelle Hotel.
The hotel was constructed in 1912
and was located on
Gray Street in Millen, Georgia.
Through the generosity
of several local citizens, the
Jenkins County Development . . . — — Map (db m13340) HM|
|Millen Junction was founded in 1835 as an inn owned by Robert
Hendricks Gray. Originally named Brisonville, it is located
approximately 80 miles from Savannah on the Central Railroad of
Georgia. Thus the town was also called "The 80 Mile Depot" . . . — — Map (db m103275) HM|
|The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, an early route from Savannah to Georgia’s western frontier. It follows the course of a former Indian trail to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, below today’s Milledgeville. There it intersected the . . . — — Map (db m38241) HM|
|On the night of Dec. 2, 1864. Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi (US).Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman. USA, camped on the west bank of Buckhead Creek near the bridge. During the late afternoon of the 2nd, the 17th Corps (Blair’s) had crossed the creek . . . — — Map (db m13092) HM|
|On Dec.1, 1864, the 17th Corps (Blair’s) of Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman’s army [US] moved from Burton (Midville) to Herndon, Station No. 9, CRR, and camped in and near the town. Gen. Sherman, who had accompanied the 17th Corps since the army passed . . . — — Map (db m38245) HM|
According to one source, shortly after the end of the Civil War, Camp Lawton's few permanent structures, including its prisoner stockade, burned. The grounds quickly reverted to their previous use as farmland. Over the years, nature and man erased . . . — — Map (db m114322) HM|
|This boulder is placed by
The Wayside Home Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
of Jenkins County, Georgia and
The Margaret Jones Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
of Burke County, Georgia
to perpetuate the name of . . . — — Map (db m21374) HM|
Was erected near this spot
by patriotic citizens of this
vicinity for the sick and
wounded soldiers and all
weary and hungry wearers
of the Confederate Grey — — Map (db m13324) HM|
In 1864, the Confederate States of America built a prisoner of war camp here. Named Camp Lawton, the stockade, designed to hold 40,000 prisoners, enclosed 42 acres. The first prisoners arrived from Andersonville in late September of 1864. Due to . . . — — Map (db m114315) HM|