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Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, February 9, 2008
Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood Marker
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-6 — 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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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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