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Eatonton, Georgia Historical Markers

 
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By David Seibert, April 1991
Branch Bank of the State of Georgia at Eatonton Marker
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Branch Bank of the State of Georgia at Eatonton
In the Dec. 4, 1818 Georgia Journal directors of the Bank of the State of Georgia at Savannah announced a meeting on Jan. 1, 1819 to appoint 7 directors and a cashier for the branches established at Eatonton and Greensborough. Branch Banks . . . — Map (db m33956) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-8 — Concord Methodist Church
The oldest Methodist Church west of the Oconee River, Concord, first called Victory, was established in 1810, when William B. Pritchard and Thomas Johnston built a little log church on the Stage Coach Line from Milledgeville to Athens, on land . . . — Map (db m15384) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-9 — George Claud Adams
G.C. Adams, leading educator in Georgia, was born in Newton County in 1868. He became Newton County School Superintendent in 1902, after several years of teaching. While Superintendent he worked to consolidate the county schools, a pioneer . . . — Map (db m34597) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-2 — Georgia 4-H Center ó <------<<<<
This Georgia 4-H Center is a tribute to former members and an educational training center for all future members. Georgia 4-H Club work, with its equal training of the Head, Heart, Hands and Health, started in 1905 with 151 boys, each growing . . . — Map (db m34545) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-1 — Georgia 4-H Clubs ó Motto: “To Make the Best Better” ó ←
Georgia 4-H Club work started in 1905 with 151 boys, each growing one acre of corn, under the leadership of G.C. Adams. In 1911 girls' tomato and canning projects were started. 4-H work led by County Extension Agents, became part of Agricultural . . . — Map (db m13380) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Hillsborough ó First County Seat of Baldwin County, 1806-1807 ó And Putnam County, 1808-1809
The community of Hillsborough served as the site of the first county seat of Baldwin County in 1806 and later Putnam County after Putnam was created from Baldwin in December, 1807, but there is no known record that official County functions were . . . — Map (db m59092) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-1 — Mrs. Beall's Mill
Allen A. Beall's death in 1861 left his wife, Caroline Davis Beall, with 7 minor children and a 1500-acre corn and cotton plantation. This remarkable woman completed construction of and began operating a grist mill at this site on Crooked Creek in . . . — Map (db m15158) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Philadelphia United Methodist Church
In 1839, Philadelphia Sunday School Society was organized and a house of warship was built on a tract of land on Lick Creek donated by the Turner family. Joel Chandler Harris, while he lived in Turnworld Plantation, attended this church with his . . . — Map (db m34911) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-5 — Putnam County
Putnam County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 out of Baldwin County. Among the prominent men born in Putnam County were Joel Chandler Harris and L. Q. C. Lamar. It was named for General Israel Putnam (1718-1790), Massachusetts hero of the . . . — Map (db m34601) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Putnam County Confederate Monument
East Face A tribute of love from the Dixie Chapter Daughters of the Confederacy. ~*~ In honor of the men of Putnam County, who served in the Army of the Confederate States of America; “Those who fought and lived, and those who fought . . . — Map (db m73953) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Putnam County Veterans Monument
Dedicated to all the veterans of Putnam County to the honor and glory of those who bravely served to keep our country a land of freedom Symbols for U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Air Force — Map (db m59106) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Rock Eagle Mound
One mile west of this point is a stone mound believed to have been constructed by prehistoric Indians before Columbus discovered America. The mound is composed of white quartz rocks, forming the shape of a bird in flight with its head turned toward . . . — Map (db m34124) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-3 — Rockville School
This school, built in 1889 consolidated in 1890 and graded in 1892, is said to have been the first Consolidated rural school in Georgia, also the first Standard rural school and the first Vocational rural school in the State. The first Trustees . . . — Map (db m14188) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Site of John C. Mason's Dwelling House
(Side 1): John C. Mason, native of S.C., came to Putnam Co. from Hancock Co. with his wife Abigail and several small children. He bought this lot, Square E lot 4, on the first day lots were sold in Eatonton, April 15, 1808. He was a unique . . . — Map (db m33959) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Site of the Home and Private School of Adiel Sherwood
Site of the home and private school of Adiel Sherwood 1832-1836 Author, Educator, Gospel Minister, Founder state Temperance Society, Citizen of the Commonwealth for about thirty years. Born Fort Edward, New York, Oct. 3, 1791 Died . . . — Map (db m34653) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — The Bronson House
Andrew & Mary Ann Clopton Reidís 1852 National Register Greek Revival Mansionís origins reach back to the 1816 “Eagle Tavern Inn.” Rising Star Masonic Lodge F & AM Lodge #39 minutes record its first Feast of St. John the Evangelist . . . — Map (db m34641) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-7 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m34604) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-5 — The Stoneman Raid
Closing in on Atlanta in July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, found its vast fortifications “too strong to assault and too extensive to invest.” To force an evacuation, he sent Maj. Gen. George Stonemanís cavalry [US] (2112 men and . . . — Map (db m34606) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — The Town Well Shelter
This well shelter was probably built in 1839 when James Wright fulfilled his contract to dig a new well and build a well shelter on the public square for one hundred and fifty dollars. In 1902 a public drinking fountain was installed on the public . . . — Map (db m21590) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-4 — Turnwold Plantation
Here, from 1862 to 1866, Joel Chandler Harris, author of "Uncle Remus", lived and worked as a printer's apprentice on what was probably the only newspaper ever printed on a Southern plantation, "The Countryman," a weekly newspaper edited and . . . — Map (db m25355) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Uncle Remus Museum
This memorial to Joel Chandler Harris, born in Eatonton Dec. 9, 1848, was constructed from three slave cabins found in Putnam County. Uncle Remus Museum, Inc., a local non-profit organization of dedicated citizens established and has maintained its . . . — Map (db m25356) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Union Chapel United Methodist Church
On April 24, 1855, Irby Hudson Scott deeded to the trustees of a new newly organized and consolidated Methodist Episcopal group, three and three-quarter acres of land in the Tompkins District in Putnam County, Georgia. A church building was to be . . . — Map (db m34672) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — Veterans Flagpole
Dedicated to the Veterans of Putnam County who make possible the flying of these flags from this flagpole — Map (db m59102) HM

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