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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
Fayette County Marker
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 56-1 — Fayette County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 and December 24, 1821, is named for the Marquis de LaFayette, famous French General who came to this country to fight under General George Washington in the Revolutionary War. After returning to . . . — Map (db m42534) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Fayette County Veterans Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Fayette County in honor of our veterans who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and as a lasting memorial to these gallant servicemen who gave their lives that we may live in peace. World War . . . — Map (db m114288) WM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Fayette County Veterans Memorial
To Honor Our VeteransThis area is dedicated to the brave men and women of Fayette County who, throughout time, left their homes and families to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, in order that our freedom be preserved and our . . . — Map (db m114369) WM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 56-4 — Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church
Today’s Flat Rock AME Church originated in 1854 as a place of worship for slaves on nearby Spears Plantation, and it is believed to be the oldest African-American congregation in Fayette County. Originally known as Rocky Mount, the church moved . . . — Map (db m22973) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 56-3 — Governor Hugh M. Dorsey(1871-1948)
Hugh Manson Dorsey was born in Fayetteville, and was admitted to the Georgia bar at the Fayette County Courthouse in 1894. After practicing law at his father’s firm, Dorsey became solicitor general of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit in 1910. In this . . . — Map (db m10074) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Grady L. Huddleston
Dedicated To The Memory Of Grady L. Huddleston 1923-2001 Past Master: Fayetteville #711: 1958 Past Master: Tyrone #644: 1953 State House of Representatives: 1947-1960 Magistrate Judge: 1987-2000 — Map (db m114296) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Hopeful Primitive Baptist Church
Hopeful Primitive Baptist Church Est. 1825 The oldest church in Fayette County. The cemetery is the final resting place of veterans from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI & WWII. Placed by Thomas Wingfield Chapter National . . . — Map (db m120067) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Skirmish at Shakerag
Just before dawn, July 30, 1864, during a daring cavalry raid to cut the last two railroads supplying Atlanta, Union Brig. Gen. Edward M. McCook ordered the 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry to halt near the Asa Mitchell house at Shakerag. While two . . . — Map (db m42332) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House
Built in 1855 by Doctor John Stiles Holliday this house has ties to important Georgia personalities such as the legendary “"Doc” Holliday, Georgia Governor Hugh Manson Dorsey, and famous author Margaret Mitchell. In the mid 1850’s the . . . — Map (db m44344) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — World’s Longest Courthouse Bench
Removed from Fayette County Courthouse during reconstruction and modernization of interior 1965 Hand hewn, heart pine center beam Used 1825 to 1965 58 feet long — Map (db m61011) HM

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