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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Watkinsville, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Oconee 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 Oconee County, GA (12) Clarke County, GA (100) Barrow County, GA (36) Greene County, GA (25) Jackson County, GA (32) Morgan County, GA (63) Oglethorpe County, GA (22) Walton County, GA (19)  OconeeCounty(12) Oconee County (12)  Athens-ClarkeCounty(100) Athens-Clarke County (100)  BarrowCounty(36) Barrow County (36)  GreeneCounty(25) Greene County (25)  JacksonCounty(32) Jackson County (32)  MorganCounty(63) Morgan County (63)  OglethorpeCounty(22) Oglethorpe County (22)  WaltonCounty(19) Walton County (19)
Watkinsville is the county seat for Oconee County
Watkinsville is in Oconee County
      Oconee County (12)  
ADJACENT TO OCONEE COUNTY
      Athens-Clarke County (100)  
      Barrow County (36)  
      Greene County (25)  
      Jackson County (32)  
      Morgan County (63)  
      Oglethorpe County (22)  
      Walton County (19)  
 
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1Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-2 — Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood
This house, about 150 years old, was the birthplace of Bishop Atticus Green Haygood in 1839 and his sister, Laura Askew Haygood, in 1845. Bishop Haygood was chaplain and missionary to the Army, 1861-65; President of Emory College, 1876-84; editor . . . Map (db m21428) HM
2Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — Civilians Abducted During Stoneman’s RaidMemorial
In August 1864 Union cavalry forces seized local residents Jacob Klutts and George Jarrell and attempted to use them as guides. Klutzy and Jarrell led them into an ambush at Barber's Creek where entrenched Athens Home Guard repelled them. The . . . Map (db m197823) HM WM
3Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-2 — E. D. Stroud SchoolA Georgia Equalization School
E.D. Stroud School was established in 1956 as part of a statewide “equalization” effort for Georgia’s African-American public schools. As part of Georgia’s massive resistance to federally mandated school integration, politicians and . . . Map (db m108666) HM
4Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-5 — Eagle Tavern
Eagle Tavern, or Hotel, was the center of social and political life in Watkinsville for more than a hundred years. It was saved from destruction in 1934 by Lanier Richardson Billups of Decatur, Georgia, who deeded it to the State in 1956. The . . . Map (db m14081) HM
5Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-1 — Elder Mill Covered Bridge
Built in 1897 by Nathaniel Richardson, this 99-foot-long bridge originally carried the Watkinsville-Athens Road over Calls Creek. It was moved here to Rose Creek in 1924 and the road was relocated to its present site. The nearby c. 1900 grist mill . . . Map (db m14945) HM
6Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-6 — Jeannette Rankin’s Georgia Home
Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) was the first woman to serve in Congress: being elected from Montana in 1916 before women had the right to vote in other states. She was active in women's suffrage and was a peace advocate who opposed all war. She was . . . Map (db m14079) HM
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7Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-1 — Oconee County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 25, 1875, is named for the Oconee River which forms its eastern boundary. In 1801 Watkinsville was made County Site of Clarke County but in 1875 the Clarke County Site was changed to Athens. As . . . Map (db m21407) HM
8Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — Site of Frontier Blockhouse
Erected by Georgia D.A.R & Elijah Clarke Chapter Athens, Ga. The site of a frontier blockhouse for protection from against Indians in 1785. Used as Eagle Tavern continuously from 1801 to present day Mar 10, 1926Map (db m197838) HM
9Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-4 — The Stoneman Raid
Closing in on Atlanta in July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman found it “too strong to assault and too extensive to invest.” To force its evacuation, he sent Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman's cavalry [US] to cut the railway to Macon by which its . . . Map (db m14084) HM
 
 
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Oct. 1, 2022