“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Dougherty County Georgia Historical Markers

Albany’s First Brick House Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
Albany’s First Brick House Marker
Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — 047-3 — Albany’s First Brick House
Built of brick hauled from Macon by wagon, this house was completed in 1860 by Congressman William E. (Tete) Smith for his bride, Caroline Williams Smith. The interior trim and mahogany stair rail came from New York; the furnishings were imported . . . — Map (db m40531) HM
Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — 047-4 — Colonel Nelson Tift
Nelson Tift, founder of the City of Albany, was born at Groton, Conn., July 23, 1810. In 1833 he established a mercantile business in Augusta, Georgia. After a sojourn in Hawkinsville he moved to Albany, then in Baker County, in 1836. . . . — Map (db m40796) HM
Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — Cox Landing Park
In memory of Albany native Private Henry Cleve Cox, Jr., 2nd Infantry Division – Medical Corps, killed in action, August 25, 1944, during the Battle for Brest, France. Prior to his death, he was recognized for . . . — Map (db m40799) HM
Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — 047-1 — Dougherty County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 15, 1853, is named for Charles Dougherty of Athens, noted ante-bellum lawyer and jurist and strong advocate of states rights. In the Creek War in 1836 the Indians were driven out at the Battle . . . — Map (db m40792) HM
Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — Ray Charles1930-2004
Ray Charles was a pioneering musician who shaped the sound of Rhythm and Blues. Born in Albany, Georgia, Charles was blind by age six. He later became known as one of the wolds's most loved entertainers and called "The Genius of Soul" for his . . . — Map (db m108090) HM
Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — 047-2 — The Bridge House
Here, at the site of an early ferry over the Flint River, Col. Nelson Tift, owner of bridge and ferry rights and the founder of Albany, had a toll bridge constructed by a well known bridge builder, a freed slave named Horace of Columbus. At the same . . . — Map (db m40798) HM

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