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Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church and Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church and Marker
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (Oglethorpe County), Lexington — James T. Rayle Post No. 123 Monument
Dedicated to those who served 1776-1976 — Map (db m78236) WM
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (Oglethorpe County), Lexington — Oglethorpe County Confederate Monument
In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Oglethorpe County 1861-1854 — Map (db m78191) WM
Georgia (Oglethorpe County), Lexington — Oglethorpe County Veterans Monument
Front Oglethorpe Veterans Reverse Lest We Forget — Map (db m78235) WM

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