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By David Seibert, April 9, 2008
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Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — 002-1 — Atkinson Court House>>>----- >
Atkinson County was created by an act of the Georgia legislature in 1917, out of lands previously in Clinch and Coffee Counties. The county was organized Jan. 1, 1918. The first officers were J.W. Roberts, Ordinary; Wiley M. Sumner, Clerk . . . — Map (db m53177) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-14 — Campsite of Union Army<------<<<<
The Union Army of 65,000 men under the command of General Wm. T. Sherman left Atlanta on November 15, 1864. Only the left wing of 30,000 men entered Milledgeville. The advance units arrived here on the 22nd. The right wing marched via Clinton and . . . — Map (db m35995) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-24 — Milledgeville State Hospital
In 1837, largely through the influence of Tomlinson Fort and William A. White, the legislature appropriated $20,000 for a dormitory near Milledgeville where the state’s mentally ill could receive custodial care. A four-story building was opened on . . . — Map (db m13135) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-2 — The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy
On this corner stood the Milledgeville Hotel built in 1858 while Milledgeville served as Georgia's capital. In 1903 Emily Norvell Hardy took over management of the hotel. She moved into the hotel with her two youngest children, including . . . — Map (db m15373) HM
Georgia (Banks County), Homer — 006-7 — Mt. Pleasant Church
In 1780 a group of people, Garrisons and Wilmonts, met on the top of the hill behind the church, built a platform between two trees, and held a religious meeting. This small gathering, and the statement that it was pleasant to worship on the . . . — Map (db m16995) HM
Georgia (Barrow County), Hoschton — Bethabra Baptist Church
Clayborn Dalton built an arbor for public Worship across Mulberry River in Jackson County in the early 1800’s. It was called “Dalton’s Stand”. In 1813 the church was moved on this side of Mulberry River near the Maynard Cemetery. Rev. . . . — Map (db m16125) HM
Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — 7-1 — Glenwood Elementary and High School
Glenwood Elementary and High School was established in 1951 as one of Georgia’s first public consolidated schools for African Americans. Part of a statewide equalization effort to improve school buildings and preserve segregation, Glenwood became . . . — Map (db m56487) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Adairsville — 008-28 — Federal Armies at Adairsville
May 18, 1864, The 4th, 14th & 20th Corps (Army of the Cumberland) [US] together with the 15th &16th corps (Army of the Tennessee) [US] reached Adairsville from Resaca, at noon. Sherman convinced that all of Johnston´s forces had gone to Kingston & . . . — Map (db m13235) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Adairsville — 008-27 — Johnston's Army at Adairsville
May 18, 1864. The three corps of the Confederate Army, on reaching Adairsville from Resaca, moved by two roads to Cassville. Hood´s & Polk´s corps marched S. on old U.S.41 Highway: Hardee´s corps took direct road to Kingston W. & parallel to the . . . — Map (db m13233) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — 008-41 — Battle of Allatoona
After the fall of Atlanta, hoping Sherman would follow, Hood moved his Confederate army north, sending French’s Division to fill the railroad cut at Allatoona, and burn the railroad bridge over the Etowah River, to hamper Sherman’s movement. . . . — Map (db m21843) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — 008-50 — Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works
These ruins of an old iron furnace built by Moses Stroup are all that remain of Cooper's Iron Works, developed by Mark Anthony Cooper, pioneer industrialist, politician, and farmer. Cooper was born in 1800 near Powelton, Ga. Graduating from S.C. . . . — Map (db m56319) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — 008-38 — Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters
The William Neal McKelvey residence - 1864. A Council of War held here May 19, discussed the advisability of holding the position E. & S. of Cassville by the Confederate army. Present were: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston; Lt. Gen. Polk; Lt. Gen. John B. . . . — Map (db m15457) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Emerson — 008-5 — Battle of AllatoonaOctober 5, 1864
Lt. Gen. John B. Hood, Army of Tenn. [CS], while enroute N. from Palmetto, Ga., sent Lt. Gen. A.P. Stewart´s Corps to destroy the State R.R. from Big Shanty to the Etowah River. Stewart seized Big Shanty and Acworth on the 3d, and French´s Div. was . . . — Map (db m13935) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Kingston — Rome Railroad
Incorporated on Dec. 21, 1839 as the Memphis Branch Railroad and Steamboat Co. of Georgia, this was the first railroad in the South designed to connect steamboat traffic to railroads. In Dec., 1849 the 18 mile track from Kingston to Rome was . . . — Map (db m35010) HM
Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902
“You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined” President McKinley Hiker of ‘98 (on base of soldier) Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 -1902 By the Camps and Auxiliaries of the . . . — Map (db m62952) WM
Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — 009-4 — FitzgeraldThe Colony City
Founded at Swan in 1895 by Mr. Philander H. Fitzgerald, lawyer, veteran and publisher of the AMERICAN TRIBUNE of Indianapolis, as a soldiers’ colony in the South. Fitzgerald was settled by Union veterans who, tired of Northern winters, flocked from . . . — Map (db m40377) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-11 — First Public Camellia Show
After a revival of interest in camellias, the first public Camellia Show in the U.S. was held Feb. 5, 1932 at Burden-Smith & Co. At the suggestion of Henry T. Conner, immediately after the show, the Azalea and Camellia Soc. of America, forerunner of . . . — Map (db m49669) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 11-1 — The First Baptist Church of Christat Macon
This church was founded in 1826 as the city’s first Baptist congregation. It was first located at the site of the present Bibb County Courthouse. The fourth and final move, to this site, occurred in 1883 and the current building was dedicated in . . . — Map (db m23046) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-13 — The Stoneman Raid
In July, 1864, Union forces under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, closed in on Atlanta. Finding its fortifications “too strong to assault and too extensive to invest,” Sherman sought to force its evacuation by sending Maj. Gen. Geo. . . . — Map (db m44555) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — Vineville United Methodist ChurchSouth Georgia Conference — February 12, 2006
Vineville United Methodist Church, the oldest daughter of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, was begun in 1846 to serve wealthy planners of the village of Vineville, just outside Macon. It has been located on this site since 1897. The current . . . — Map (db m44570) HM
Georgia (Bleckley County), Cochran — Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook1884 – 1955
Beloved lifelong citizen of Cochran and Bleckley County, he was a banker, farmer, mayor, Rotarian, Mason, Shriner and a never failing friend to all. His example to do all men good helped shape the lives and destiny of this county. His Christian . . . — Map (db m57925) HM
Georgia (Brooks County), Grooverville — 014-10 — Grooverville Methodist Church
This church had its beginning in 1832, on the plantation of William H. Ramsey, about 4 1/2 miles Southwest of here. There being no Methodist services in the vicinity at the time he and his family moved to this area. Mr. Ramsey built a brush-arbor . . . — Map (db m10025) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Pembroke — Bryan County
Named for the Honorable Jonathan Bryan, Esq. 1708- 1788 Founder, Father, and Patriot of Georgia. — Map (db m14954) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — Richard J. Arnold
Richard James Arnold (1796-1873) acquired nearby White Hall Plantation through his marriage in 1823 to Louisa Gindrat. A Rhode Island native, Arnold invested heavily in White Hall for the cultivation of cotton and in his Cherry Hill and Mulberry . . . — Map (db m59997) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — Ways Station
In 1856, the Savannah, Albany & Gulf R.R. was built across the nearby Ogeechee River into Bryan County. Near this site a train depot was built, which came to be known as “Ways No. 1 ½” for William J. Way, the first station master . . . — Map (db m54398) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — 017-3 — Botsford Church - 1773—→
Botsford Church, Constituted in 1773 by the Rev. Edmund Botsford, was the second Baptist church in Georgia. Originally located 25 miles below Augusta, known as the New Savannah Church, it was moved about 10 miles to this place after the Revolution. . . . — Map (db m13116) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — 25 B-4 — Shell Bluff
Shell Bluff on the Savannah River 15 miles northeast has been famous since Indian days because of its outcrops of fossil shells including those of giant oysters. These lived in the Eocene sea that covered this part of Georgia some 50 million years . . . — Map (db m13134) HM
Georgia (Camden County), Kings Bay — 020-12 — Tabby Sugar Works of John Houston McIntosh
These are the ruins of a tabby sugar works built by John Houston McIntosh at New Canaan Plantation soon after 1825. In his sugar house McIntosh installed what was, according to Thomas Spalding, the first horizontal cane mill worked by cattle power. . . . — Map (db m21289) HM
Georgia (Camden County), St Marys — 020-11 — St. Marys Methodist Church Established 1799-1800Celebrated Sesqui-Centennial 1949
This church is the oldest religious organization in the city, although not the oldest church building. George Clark served as the first missionary to the people here in 1792. John Garvin was the first appointed Pastor to St. Marys in 1799. Methodist . . . — Map (db m23044) HM
Georgia (Carroll County), Villa Rica — The Grove
In the mid-1600s, John Tyson traveled from the British Isles to Virginia. Over the next 200 years, his descendents migrated to North Carolina and on to Georgia. Alexander, Clement, and Jehu Tyson and their mother Penelope settled this land in 1853. . . . — Map (db m10041) HM
Georgia (Carroll County), Villa Rica — 22-1 — Villa Rica Explosion
Around 11:00 a.m. on December 5, 1957, a natural gas leak under Berry’s Pharmacy caused an explosion that destroyed four buildings and damaged several others in Villa Rica’s downtown. The explosion killed twelve and injured twenty. The tragedy . . . — Map (db m10044) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — 023-15 — Battle of Chickamauga<--- 9 mi. ---<<<<
Nine miles west of here on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th, 1863, the bloody battle of Chickamauga was fought. Here, Federal forces of about 60,000 under Major-General William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A., fought the two day battle with . . . — Map (db m19249) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — 023-1 — Catoosa County
Created December 5, 1853, the county has an Indian name. Ringgold bears the name of Major Samuel Ringgold, who died of wounds received at the Mexican War battle of Palo Alto in 1846. Taylor’s Ridge, visible for miles, is named for the Indian chief . . . — Map (db m19268) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-2 — Cherokee County
Created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee Indian Lands, and named in memory of the Cherokees. Early settlers tried to start silk production, but were not successful, and today there remains no trace of this except Canton, hopefully named for the . . . — Map (db m21824) HM
Georgia (Clarke County), Athens — 029-15 — Robert Toombs Oak
A majestic oak tree once stood on this spot and one of the University's most endearing legends also flourished here. Robert Toombs (1810-1885) was young, and boisterous when he was dismissed from Franklin College in 1828. Five decades later it was . . . — Map (db m11966) HM
Georgia (Clay County), Fort Gaines — 030-1 — Clay County
This County created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 16, 1854, is named for Henry Clay, famous statesman who died in 1852. Near fort Gaines, the County Site, stood the actual Fort built in 1816 for defense in the Creek Indian Wars and named for Gen. . . . — Map (db m47761) HM
Georgia (Clay County), Fort Gaines — Oketeyeconne / Chattahoochee Theater
Oketeyeconne Oketeyeconne, or Okitiyakani, was a Hitchiti-speaking Lower Creek town located near here on the east bank of the Chattahoochee River south of Sandy Creek during the late frontier period. Described in 1799 by Benjamin Hawkins, . . . — Map (db m47227) HM
Georgia (Clay County), Fort Gaines — The 1836 Fort
In May of 1836 the 88th Regiment of the Georgia Militia built a small fort in anticipation of an attack by the Creek Indians. The Steamer Georgian had arrived crowded with women and children fleeing from the Indian uprising at Roanoke . . . — Map (db m48229) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — Heritage Place1981
Historic Jonesboro, named in honor of Samuel Goode Jones in 1845, was founded in 1823 as Leaksville. Later Clayton County was created by the Act of November 30, 1858 from Fayette and Henry Counties, and Jonesboro became the County Seat. The town . . . — Map (db m18815) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — The Johnson-Blalock House
Ante-Bellum home of James F. Johnson, attorney, planter, merchant, Confederate officer and noted political figure in mid-nineteenth century Georgia. Johnson introduced the legislation which created Clayton County in 1858 and the bill which . . . — Map (db m18183) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Morrow — 031-36 — Morrow, Georgia
Morrow Station was established as a depot on the Macon & Western R. R. when it was put into operation in 1846. A post office was opened here in 1871, and the City of Morrow was incorporated in 1943. The birthplace and childhood home of Capt. . . . — Map (db m37016) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — 033-34 — The Wm. Nickols House
Hardee’s Corps [CS] marched by this road to points S. of New Hope Ch., from Stegall's Station (Emerson) May 23, 24, 1864. Hood’s Corps [CS] followed Hardee’s, May 24, 25, from Etowah River (at R. R. Bridge), reaching New Hope Ch. in time to check . . . — Map (db m20572) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Mableton — 033-73 — The March to Soap Creek
Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] marked time in this vicinity while McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [US] made demonstrations at Chattahoochee ferries below Johnston’s River Line [CS] -- indicating, falsely, that crossings would be made there while actual . . . — Map (db m29694) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864
A costly Confederate attack here stopped the Union army's attempt to bypass Kennesaw Mountain. On June 22, 1864, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston sent Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's 13,000 troops down Powder Springs Road to stop the Federal . . . — Map (db m17280) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Battle of Pine KnobJune 15, 1864
On June 15, 1864, General Sherman ordered an attack on a portion of the Confederate fortified line located between Gilgal Church and a hill one mile eastward known as "Pine Knob". Three divisions of the 20th Army Corps were to break through an . . . — Map (db m11765) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-93 — Garrard & Newton Move on Roswell
300 ft. W. stood the res. of Wm. Johnston who operated the ferry in the 1850's, where Johnston's Fy. Rd. crosses the Chattahoochee River. July 5, 1864. Gen. Kenner Garrard's cav. div. [US] enroute from Marietta to Roswell via this rd., camped on . . . — Map (db m19184) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-15 — Gen. George H. Thomas' HeadquartersArmy of the Cumberland [US] — June 24 - July 3, 1864
In field west of rd., where right of 14th joined left of 20th corps [US]. From this point, June 27, Gen. Thomas [US] directed the assault of 5 brigades of 4th and 14th Corps, against Hardee’s Corps [CS] posted on Cheatham's Hill, E., across valley . . . — Map (db m17179) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-20 — General Leonidas Polk's HeadquartersG.W. Hardage house; June 10-14, 1864
After withdrawing his corps from Lost Mtn. June 9, Polk’s H’dq’rs. [CS] were at the John Kirk house 1 mi. W. on this rd. June 10, h’dq’rs. were moved to Hardage house. Sun. June 12. The Bishop-General read the church service (Episcopal) for his . . . — Map (db m17665) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-53 — Kennesaw Spur
June 19, 1864. When Johnston’s forces [CS] moved to a third position on the Kennesaw front, the defense works included the mountain. Bearing N.E. & E., the line ran to the Canton rd.; southward, it reached below the Dallas Rd. The left of French’s . . . — Map (db m33140) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-59 — Powder Springs RoadJune - July, 1864
Old Zion Church stood 150 ft. E. Confederate trenches crossed rd. in N. S. direction -- the left of Johnston’s Kennesaw line, occupied by Hood’s A. C., [CS] June 21, when it was shifted to their sector from E. of Kennesaw Mtn. Hood’s corps deployed . . . — Map (db m19670) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Rev. Thomas Milton Allen
Prominent minister who was born a slave 1833. He was a charter member of Zion Baptist at its founding in 1866 and its second pastor (1869-1885). In 1885 he organized Cole St. & later Pleasant Grove and Whitlock Avenue Baptist Churches. In 1890 . . . — Map (db m15191) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — S. V. Sanford
The greatest friend Univ. of Ga. ever had" began his academic career in Marietta: principal, Supt. City Schools 1892-1903. At Georgia (1903-1945) promoted academics and sports: Faculty chrm. athletics from 1908; first head School of Journalism in . . . — Map (db m17028) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Slave Lot
The only slave burial ground in any major white Georgia cemetery. Here 19 Christian slaves and freed persons of Marietta Christians were buried in unmarked graves ca. 1848-1866. Only four have been positively named, servants of Mrs. Eliza G. . . . — Map (db m15188) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-36 — Sope Creek Industries
By 1854 Edward Denmead was operating a large flour mill upstream from the bridge over Sope Creek. By 1859 a paper mill was operating downstream, making writing, printing, and wrapping paper. Both industries were built here to utilize water . . . — Map (db m53526) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-89 — The River Patrol & Cochran’s Ford
Pending Federal crossings of the Chattahoochee, Gen. E. M. McCook's cav. div. [US] screened 4th and 23d Corps movements to fords and ferries in this vicinity, July 6, 15, 1864. July 7, Brownlow's 1st Tennessee reg't., Dorr’s brigade (McCook's cav.) . . . — Map (db m16779) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Powder Springs — 033-5 — Green Plantation
Polk’s Corps [CS] having held the sector centering on Lost Mountain, June 5-9, was withdrawn E., leaving Gen. W.H. Jackson’s Cav. Div. [CS] to hold the vacated line. On the 17th, Johnston [CS] shifted his left flank E. to Mud Creek; during this . . . — Map (db m17029) HM
Georgia (Colquitt County), Moultrie — Greenfield Church
Used as a hospital and recruiting station during War Between the States. This marker placed by Moultrie McNeil Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy Date 1929. Mrs. J. R. Hall, Jr. President. — Map (db m40692) HM
Georgia (Columbia County), Harlem — 36-09 — Oliver Norvell Hardy
Harlem became the birthplace of the rotund member of one of Hollywood's greatest comedy teams when Oliver Hardy was born January 18, 1892. After his father died and was buried in the Harlem Cemetery the year of Oliver's birth, Mrs. Hardy took the . . . — Map (db m15374) HM
Georgia (Crawford County), Knoxville — Joanna Troutman
On this site in 1835 Joanna Troutman gave to a company of Georgia soldiers on their way to fight for the independence of Texas, a “Lone Star” flag, which she had made and which was later adopted as the Texas emblem. — Map (db m28024) HM
Georgia (Crawford County), Roberta — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region
In 1774 William Bartram passed through what is now Roberta, after camping at Sweetwater and finding a new hydrangea. — Map (db m12265) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp
In 1952, the V.F.W. opened Camp Safety Patrol. Here, with the cooperation of the Department of Public Safety, over 72,000 youths camped and learned school safety practices. The V.F.W. made improvements, built facilities and obtained equipment for . . . — Map (db m35042) HM
Georgia (Decatur County), Bainbridge — 27 R-7 — Camp Recovery
On the east side of Flint River, twenty-one miles southwest is the site of Camp Recovery, established during the First Seminole Indian War as a hospital base to which the sick soldiers from Fort Scott were sent to recover. A Federal Monument on the . . . — Map (db m55668) HM
Georgia (Decatur County), Bainbridge — Fort Scott Memorial
This monument was originally located in Land Lot Number 224 in the 21st District of Decatur County, Georgia, 16 miles southwest of Bainbridge and on the site of Fort Scott built in 1816 and abandoned in 1821. It was removed to its present . . . — Map (db m55902) HM
Georgia (Decatur County), Bainbridge — Hutto School
Side 1: The first school for former slaves in this county was established in 1869 and was known as the Whittier School and Tabernacle for Colored Children. It was on Shotwell Street and had grades 1-7. The name soon changed to Whittier . . . — Map (db m40945) HM
Georgia (Decatur County), Bainbridge — Village of Fowltown
In this vicinity stood the Seminole village of Fowltown, scene of battle, Nov. 21, 1817, which marked the beginning of the First Seminole Indian War. The engagement resulted when Major Twiggs with 250 soldiers from Fort Scott attempted to arrest its . . . — Map (db m55666) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-84 — Alpha Delta PiMemorial Headquarters
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, as the first secret society in the world for college women, and thus became the mother of the social sorority system. Wesleyan College was the first educational . . . — Map (db m28962) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14356) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-7 — Old Cross Keys
Ante-bellum crossroads settlement & Post Office; James Reeve (1792 - 1852) Post Master & merchant. Prior to 1864 the Post Office was removed to a point between Chamblee & Doraville where, name unchanged, it was known as Cross Keys Post Office. To . . . — Map (db m14052) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Chamblee — 044-92 — 1941 ✯ Naval Air Station Atlanta ✯ 1959
Anticipating America´s involvement in a second world war, the government returned to the site of Camp Gordon in October 1940 and over the next seven months constructed a 400-acre Naval Reserve Aviation Base at the DeKalb County Airport. . . . — Map (db m14571) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Conley — 044-61 — Stewart’s & Lee’s A.C. March to Lovejoy’s Sta.
Hardee’s command, [CS] defeated at Jonesboro, Aug. 31, 1864, was depleted by the withdrawal of S.D. Lee’s A.C. before results of the battle were known in Atlanta. Hood, anticipating a Federal attack at East Point, ordered Lee toward Atlanta. He left . . . — Map (db m44053) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Tucker — 044-14 — Browning's Courthouse
At or near this crossroads stood the J.P. office of Browning’s Militia District No. 572; cited in reports of Federal military operations July, 1864, as Browning’s Court House. July 18. Logan’s 15th A.C., enroute from Roswell to Decatur, detoured . . . — Map (db m9925) 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 (Fannin County), Blue Ridge — Blue Ridge Park1887 1987
In celebration of the Centennial of Blue Ridge, Georgia, the Blue Ridge Garden Club and the City of Blue Ridge dedicate this park in memory of Colonel Mike McKinney, early Fannin County settler and founder of the city of Blue Ridge. He was . . . — Map (db m60512) 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 (Floyd County), Rome — Major Ridge
Principal Chief of the Cherokee Tribe of Indians, moved to this spot about 1794 and built this dwelling. Modernized by later owners. His ferry & trading post made this farm a tribal center. Here was negotiated final treaty for the Cherokee . . . — Map (db m15071) HM
Georgia (Franklin County), Carnesville — 059-6B — Double Branches Baptist Church>>>-- 1/2 mi. -->
Constituted in 1801 this church had 19 charter members. First a member of the Serepta Association, it was one of 13 churches to form the Tugalo Association in 1818. Some members came many miles in wagons and buggies to attend its services. Among the . . . — Map (db m26487) HM
Georgia (Franklin County), Franklin Springs — Historical Franklin Springs
Site of first building owned by The Pentecostal Holiness Church to house Advocate Press, at a cost of $3,085.44. The building was dedicated by J. H. King, Aug. 2, 1919. At the cornerstone a list of donors, a Discipline of the Church, a copy of the . . . — Map (db m58525) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Alpharetta — 2 — J.J. Webb and Sons Building1910
J.J. Webb’s two-story brick building housed many businesses including Shirley Brothers store, Milton County Bank, Buren Weatherford Grocery and Bates Grocery. In 1934, C.P. Brady and Sons purchased the building, where they operated a Chevrolet . . . — Map (db m56402) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Alpharetta — 13 — Skelton-Teasley House1856
The brick home was built for the family of Dr. Oliver P. Skelton, physician, postmaster and Ordinary of Milton County. His son-in-law John I. Teasley, a cotton planter, subsequently occupied it. This Greek Revival style house has four rooms, a . . . — Map (db m56134) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-149B — Battle of Ezra Ch.Gen. J. C. Brown’s Div.
July 28, 1864. The 4 brigades of Brown’s Div., S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS], deployed in this area, made the initial assaults on the Federal right flank posted on the ridge just N. E. Their combined attacks struck Lightburn's & Martin’s brigades of Morgan . . . — Map (db m36095) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-151 — Battle of Ezra Ch.Right of 15th Corps
July 28, 1864. This marks the extreme right of Howard’s Army of the Tennessee during the Battle of Ezra Church. Lightburn’s brigade of M. L. Smith’s div., Logan’s A. C., occupied the immediate sector. From here the line ran S. E. to a salient angle . . . — Map (db m53579) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-22 — Between the Peachtree Cr. Forks
July 19, 1864. The march of Stanley’s div. (4th AC.) on the Old Cheshire Bridge Rd from Buckhead was delayed by the burning bridge at N. Fork, Peachtree Cr. Opposition by Confederate cavalry had marked the progress of the 4th AC. from the . . . — Map (db m22224) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-116 — Building Together for Youth
The National Congress of Colored parents and teachers grew from a meeting called at the request of Selena Sloan Butler through the school principal, Cora B. Finley, at Yonge Street School, March 14, 1911. As interest grew, other school units were . . . — Map (db m55232) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-85 — Johnston’s Army Crossed the River
July 5-9, 1864. Johnston Army of Tenn. [CS] held a fortified line N. of the Chattahoochee from Nickajack Cr. to one mile above Peachtree Cr. Federal crossings several miles upriver July 8, making the line untenable, Johnston crossed his . . . — Map (db m21506) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-73 — King's Brigade
July 20, 1864. In Federal advances on Atlanta from the N.E., a gap was left between the 23d A.C. (on Briarcliff Rd.) and Newton’s Div., 4th A.C. on Peachtree Rd. S. of the creek. Two 4th A.C. divisions were shifted E. to occupy the gap. When both . . . — Map (db m23247) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-60 — Standing Peach Tree
A Creek Indian village on both sides of the river at mouth of Peachtree Cr. Whether it was named for a "pitch tree" or a peach tree, it occurs, officially, as Standing Peach Tree in Gov. John Martin's letter of May 27, 1782, to Gen. Andrew Pickens . . . — Map (db m22090) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — 060-5 — Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division
July 9, 1864. Roswell bridge, having been destroyed by the retreating Confederates, Garrard’s cav. [US] waded the river at Shallow Ford in face of opposition from the south side. Wilder’s brigade (Miller, commanding) led off ~ its 4 regiments . . . — Map (db m33557) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — 060-122 — Roswell Presbyterian Church
In 1839, 15 Presbyterian men and women, 'members of the colony' of Roswell, invited the Rev. Nathaniel A. Pratt, D.D., of Darien, to organize the first Presbyterian church of Roswell. These charter members included the Bulloch, Dunwody, Hand, King, . . . — Map (db m9174) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — 060-121 — Roswell’s Distinguished Men
In this cemetery lie some of Roswell’s leading early citizens, most of whom came here from Georgia’s coastal counties: Francis Robert Goulding (1810-1881), clergyman, inventor, author of The Young Marooners and other juvenile classics; . . . — Map (db m70425) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Sandy Springs — Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Historic Cemetery
Formerly Sandy Springs Methodist Episcopal Church South Founded 1848 — Map (db m51422) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Union City — 060-169 — Shadnor Baptist Church
Organized in 1840 as New Hope Baptist Church; named changed to Shadnor, 1853. The original log structure that stood a short distance N. of present one, was a prominent landmark during the foray of Federal forces to cut the West Point R. R. in this . . . — Map (db m16709) HM
Georgia (Gilmer County), Ellijay — 061-2 — Oakland Academy
The educational center for this section for years, Oakland Academy was established in 1867, following the War Between the States, by Nathan T. Tabor and John E. Robeson, first teacher. Originally a private school, it was operated for many years as a . . . — Map (db m40577) HM
Georgia (Glascock County), Gibson — 062-1 — Glascock County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1857, is named for Gen. Thomas Glascock who served in the War of 1812 and the Seminole War. He was a Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and a Member of Congress from 1835 to . . . — Map (db m55549) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), St. Simons Island — 063-9 — Harrington Hall»—→
Capt. Raymond Demere, a native of France, served many years in the British army at Gibraltar before coming to Georgia in 1738 as an officer in Oglethorpe´s Regiment. His home, Harrington Hall, was located at this site. Later generations of . . . — Map (db m14670) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Cash — 064-24 — Big Spring
May 17, 1864: Butterfield's (3d) div., 20th A.C [US], marched this way from Field’s Mill, Coosawattee River, enroute to Kingston & camped at the Smith farm 2 ½ miles N. of Mosteller’s Mills. May 18: Schofield's 23d A.C [US], marching from . . . — Map (db m19284) HM
Georgia (Greene County), Greensboro — 066-5 — Old Greene County "Gaol"<------<<<<
The old rock jail in the rear of the Court House is patterned after the bastilles where prisoners were housed and punished a hundred or more years ago. Built of granite about two feet thick, it is two stories in height and has a trap door in the . . . — Map (db m15807) HM
Georgia (Greene County), Greensboro — William C. Dawson1798 - 1856 — Statesman - Soldier - Jurist - Freemason
A native of Greene County, then on Georgia’s Indian frontier, he was educated in the law and admitted to the bar in 1818. The remainder of his exemplary life was spent in the public service as legislator, Captain of Volunteers in the Indian War of . . . — Map (db m14740) HM
Georgia (Greene County), White Plains — 66-1 — White Plains Baptist Church
White Plains Baptist Church was organized in 1806, with all four sanctuaries located here. The current sanctuary was constructed in 1887. Welcoming its first African-American member in 1812, both races worshipped together until 1869. In the late . . . — Map (db m23997) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville — US 29 F-5 — Birthplace of Bill Arp
The beloved Charles Henry Smith, was born here June 15, 1826. He married Mary Hutchins of Lawrenceville in 1849; began his law practice and moved to Rome in 1851. Major, Confederate Army. His Nom de plume, “Bill Arp,” was first used in . . . — Map (db m14085) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Norcross — Historic Baptist ChurchCirca 1884
On May 17, 1872, seventeen people convened in the Community House on Church Street or “Holy Row,” now called Sunset Drive, in the fledgling town of Norcross. During the meeting, this inspired group organized The Baptist Church of Christ . . . — Map (db m16961) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-11 — Living & Learning In The Mountains
Three local citizens, W. M. Loggans, B. B. Heyward and W. P. Furr, donated 300 acres of prime farm land to entice location of the Ninth District School of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, a boarding high school, on this site. Since 1906, thousands . . . — Map (db m14522) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — 069-2 — Lyman Hall
Lyman Hall (1725-90), one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Connecticut but moved to Georgia when young. Member of the Savannah Conventions, 1774-75, and very influential in Georgia’s joining in American . . . — Map (db m25284) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Ellerslie — 072-5 — The Wire Road»—→
This road marks the route of the first telegraph lines from Washington to New Orleans, via Columbus, completed in 1848. The road entered Harris County at Mount Airy (later Ridgeway), 5 miles from here. A stagecoach inn, stores, houses, and schools . . . — Map (db m22377) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Fortson — 072-10 — Bartlett's Ferry Dam; Antioch Baptist Church<-- 1 ½ MI. --<
Rev. Simpson Wilson Barley (1827-1884), minister and doctor, operated a ferry, known as Bartley’s Ferry, 1 ½ miles west on the Chattahoochee River. He preached at the nearby Antioch Baptist Church, one of the earliest in this section, and is . . . — Map (db m36165) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Locust Grove — 075-6 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 17, 1864, the right wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army [US] marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planter’s Factory on the Ocmulgee River, where it was to cross into Jasper County the next day. At this point, Woods’ and Hazen’s divisions of . . . — Map (db m21325) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — 075-1 — Henry County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 & December 24, 1821, is named for Patrick Henry, Revolutionary patriot, orator and statesman, largely responsible for the Bill of Rights and known best for his words “Give me liberty or . . . — Map (db m21340) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Stockbridge — 075-4 — The Right Wing at Stockbridge
On the night of Nov. 15, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman's army [US] camped near Stockbridge on its destructive March to the Sea. The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) camped between Stone Mountain and Lithonia. . . . — Map (db m44102) HM
Georgia (Jackson County), Jefferson — 078-1 — Jackson County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 11, 1796, is named for James Jackson who later became Governor in 1798-1801. A soldier of the Revolution he served in Congress 1789-91 and in the Senate 1793-95 and 1801-06. He strongly opposed . . . — Map (db m26155) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Millen — 082-3 — Millen
The city of Millen began about 1835 at a site 200 yds. N.of this marker as the road side inn of Robert Hendricks Gray. In Nov., 1851 the Wayneborough and Augusta Rail Road was extended to meet the line laid though here in 1839 by the Central Rail . . . — Map (db m13151) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Clinton — 084-3 — Samuel GriswoldIron-master ←—«
The first iron foundry in Georgia was established here by Samuel Griswold who came from Connecticut, settling in Clinton in 1820. He also manufactured about 1,000 cotton gins a year and ran a steam sawmill and grist mill. Moving to Griswoldville in . . . — Map (db m25201) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-9 — Blountsville<------<<<<
Near here was Blountsville, an early stagecoach station and post office until after the War Between the States. It suffered severely during the War and the town disappeared. The home of many prominent families, Blountsville was the site of . . . — Map (db m24764) HM
Georgia (Lanier County), Lakeland — 86-1 — Home of Governor E. D. Rivers(1895-1967)
Eurith Dickinson Rivers was governor of Georgia from 1937 to 1941. He actively supported President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program. Rivers’ innovative leadership produce Georgia’s first Department of Public Welfare, free school books, the . . . — Map (db m22996) HM
Georgia (Lanier County), Lakeland — 086-2 — Union Baptist Church←1/2 mi.—«
Union Baptist Church, on the Alapaha River one-half mile West on this road, was constituted October 21, 1825, the first church in the old area of Irwin County. The original members were: William A. Knight, his wife, Sarah; Jonathan Knight, . . . — Map (db m28123) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Hinesville — Harrison Family Cemetery
Although the gravestones have been destroyed by weathering and vandalism, it is believed that about a dozen people are buried in this family cemetery. William Harrison died March 30, 1883, in the 72nd year of his age. His wife, Sarah Sylvester Smith . . . — Map (db m58223) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Hinesville — 089-18 — Taylors Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery
Taylors Creek Methodist Church was organized in 1807, by the Rev. Angus McDonald, with seven members, including James Darsey, Mrs. James Darsey, and Robert Hendry. A village soon grew up around the church, and was for many years a trading center for . . . — Map (db m15740) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), McIntosh — Union Brotherhood Society
(Front text) William Mckinley Walthour, Sr. founded the Union Brotherhood Society or "The Society" in March 1932 to help provide for a proper burial of Negro citizens. During this period of segregation and Jim Crow Laws, Negroes were . . . — Map (db m9491) HM
Georgia (Lowndes County), Valdosta — First Presbyterian Church
Organized by settlers from Liberty County on Dec 3, 1864. The first minister, Rev. Eli Graves, came from Brooks County once a month to hold services in the courthouse before the first church was dedicated in 1867. Early elders were S.M. Varnedoe, R. . . . — Map (db m27524) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Oglethorpe — 096-3 — Lumpkin Academy
Horace T. Lumpkin (1857-1930) A Virginia native and son of exslaves, is credited with introducing formal education to black children in Macon County. Lumpkin, who was educated at Knoxville College, Tennessee and Atlanta University, founded the . . . — Map (db m27258) HM
Georgia (Marion County), Buena Vista — 098-1 — Fort Perry1813
One half mile due east lies the site of Fort Perry, along the Old Federal Road. A stockade fort, defended by block houses, this post was ordered erected by General John Floyd, of Camden county, as he led a body of 400 Georgia Militiamen through this . . . — Map (db m27255) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Alvaton — 99-1 — Carmel Historic District
Settlement of Carmel community began with the creation of Meriwether County in 1827. Early families-- Caldwell, Burton, Campson, Gray, Reynolds, Williams, Pope, and Glass--came from Edgefield District, South Carolina. They established Carmel . . . — Map (db m11680) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Warm Springs — 99-3 — Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
These gates mark the original entrance to the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, established in July 1927 by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Basil O’Connor for the treatment of polio victims. Roosevelt himself suffered from polio beginning in 1921. Learning . . . — Map (db m21442) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Warm Springs — 099-8 — Warm Springs Treatment Pools
Georgia’s largest and most famous warm spring delivers 914 gallons of 88°F per minute to a catch basin beneath the buildings at the base of the hill in front of you. The springs have been used for recreation and healing for centuries. Franklin D. . . . — Map (db m42883) HM
Georgia (Monroe County), Culloden — Slave Cemetery
We know not who they are, but they are loved ones of God and man; and will never be forgotten. — Map (db m59746) HM
Georgia (Monroe County), Forsyth — 102-6 — Confederate Dead and Hospitals
Here sleep "Known but to God," 299 unknown Confederate soldiers and one known. Most of these men, veterans of many hard fought battles, died in the several Confederate hospitals located in this town. Here is also buried a gallant Confederate girl, . . . — Map (db m417) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Buckhead — 104-9 — 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 m16210) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — Godfrey
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of Godfrey. The town of Godfrey was incorporated by the Georgia Legislature on July 25, 1906. However, this community has much older . . . — Map (db m16176) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Rutledge — Reese
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of Reese Originally, the community of Reese was known as Ebenezer, and it has been identified as a community that grew up along an old post . . . — Map (db m19934) HM
Georgia (Murray County), Chatsworth — 105-12 — De Soto in Georgia
In May 1539 Hernando de Soto landed in Florida with over 600 people, 220 horses and mules, and a herd of swine reserved for famine. Fired by his success in Pizarro`s conquest of Peru, De Soto had been granted the rights, by the King of Spain, to . . . — Map (db m27273) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — “The Folly”
A dwelling has existed at 527 First Avenue since 1831 when Alfred Iverson wed Julia Forsyth, daughter of Georgia Governor John Forsyth. Elected to Congress in 1846, Iverson served in the Senate until Georgia seceded from the Union. Two sons served . . . — Map (db m22408) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Empire Mills
G. W. Woodruff began grist operations in 1861 on this site previously occupied in 1847 by E.T. Taylor Cotton Gin Company and in 1841 by William Waters Garrard’s cotton warehouse. Empire Mills ran night and day during the Civil War and was spared in . . . — Map (db m46944) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Friendship Baptist Church
Founded in 1892 at 4th Avenue and 6th Street, the church moved to its permanent home here in January of 1897. The first minister was Rev. J. S. Kelsey, who served the church from 1897-1901. The present building was completed under his leadership. It . . . — Map (db m57857) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-1 — Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65
The last important land battle of the War Between the States was fought here April 16, 1865, resulting in the capture of Columbus by Federal forces. The engagement began directly west of Columbus in Alabama and ended on the Georgia side of . . . — Map (db m42113) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-1 — Mildred L. Terry Branch Library
The first public library for African Americans in segregated Columbus, the Colored/Fourth Avenue Library, opened on January 5, 1953. The existence of this facility resulted from covenants and restrictions barring the use of the city’s new public . . . — Map (db m22410) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Ninth Street Branch YMCA
Side 1: In 1901, George Foster Peabody and his brothers made an offer to the colored men and boys of Columbus to build a YMCA on the condition they raise $1,000, purchase a building lot and get membership of 300 men. On Sunday, . . . — Map (db m57806) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-16 — The Columbus Guards>>>>------->
Site, of the last armory of the Columbus Guards, a noted military company chartered by the Georgia Legislature in 1843 and organized in 1835. They served voluntarily in the Indian War, 1836; the War with Mexico, 1846; the War Between the States, the . . . — Map (db m43951) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Wynnton School Library
Erected in 1843 as Wynnton Academy, the present WYNNTON SCHOOL LIBRARY is the oldest such building in continuous use as a school facility in the State of Georgia. This historic site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places . . . — Map (db m58993) HM
Georgia (Newton County), Covington — 107-6 — Confederate Dead & Hospitals
Here sleep 67 known and 8 unknown Confederate heroes, men who died of disease and wounds in the several Confederate hospitals located here. Many of those who died were reburied elsewhere. In 1862, 1863, 1864, the Hill, Hood, Lumpkin, and . . . — Map (db m49465) HM
Georgia (Newton County), Covington — 12 G-6 — Lucius Q. C. Lamar
Here was located the office in which L.Q.C. Lamar, Statesman and Jurist, practiced law at two intervals from 1847 to 1854, thence moving to Macon and Mississippi. His family located at Covington after his father's death in 1834, and at nearby Oxford . . . — Map (db m7119) HM
Georgia (Newton County), Covington — 107-8 — Sherman at Harris’ Quarters
On Nov. 18, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi [US], Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, were established here at “Harris´ Quarters,” the overseer’s house and negro cabins of a large plantation owned by Judge John Harris of Covington. . . . — Map (db m34208) HM
Georgia (Oglethorpe County), Comer — 109-8 — Watson Mill Bridge
Built by W.W. King in 1885, Watson Mill Bridge is Georgia’s longest existing covered bridge. Of the Town lattice type it has four spans and is 236 feet long.

Covered primarily to protect the structural timbers, the bridge served local . . . — Map (db m47310) HM

Georgia (Paulding County), Dallas — Atlanta CampaignNew Hope Church — May 25 - June 4, 1864
Here, at New Hope Church, Confederate and Federal armies engaged in a desperate battle as the former blocked the way to Atlanta, key industrial center of the Confederacy. Sherman again outflanked the Confederates and the two armies moved to renew . . . — Map (db m20873) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Dallas — 110-28 — Battle of New Hope Church
Lt. Gen. J. B. Hood’s A.C. [CS], having marched from the Etowah River, reached New Hope Ch., May 25, 1864, in time to halt Gen. J. W. Geary’s (2d) div., 20th A.C. [US], which had detoured near Owens’ Mill enroute to Dallas by New Hope. Checked by . . . — Map (db m20840) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Dallas — 110-27 — Battle of Pickett's Mill
After the successful defense at New Hope Church by Hood’s Corps [CS], May 25, 1864, Johnston [CS] extended his right NE to keep pace with the Federal leftward shift to outflank him. Elements of the 4th, 14th and 23rd Corps under Maj. Gen. . . . — Map (db m87388) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Dallas — 110-10 — Left of the Confederate Line
Hardee’s A.C. was on the left of General J.E. Johnston’s line [CS] – Dallas - New Hope front. May 26 - June 4, 1864. Dallas was the southern-most objective of Federal forces in their flanking march around Allatoona. During the Federal . . . — Map (db m20939) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Dallas — 110-16 — The March of Hardee’s Corps, May 23-25, 1864
Lt. Gen. Hardee’s A.C. [CS], having marched from Stegall’s Station (Emerson) near the Etowah River & camped at the Dr. Smith house, May 23rd, passed New Hope Church on the 24th, enroute to the Dallas front. This moving left flank of Gen. J. E. . . . — Map (db m20771) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Hiram — 110-23 — Site: Colley House Hood’s H’dq’rs
Oct. 3-6, 1864. Lt. Gen. John B. Hood [CS] had h'dq'rs at the Colley house which stood 500 ft. N. of this marker. Hood, enroute with his army to Tennessee, after the fall of Atlanta, marked time in this vicinity while Stewart’s A. C. wrecked the . . . — Map (db m20788) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Cedartown — 115-6 — Big Spring Park
Asa Prior, born in Virginia about 1785, pioneered into this valley and purchased a large tract of land including this spring and Cedar Creek in 1834. In 1852 he deeded the spring and 10 adjacent acres to the City of Cedartown. Another pioneer, Mr. . . . — Map (db m35812) 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 — 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 (Rabun County), Clayton — 119-1 — Rabun County
This County created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 21, 1819, is named for William Rabun, 11th Governor of Georgia who was elected in 1817 and died in 1819. Self-educated by reading he served as a member of the Legislature and as President of the . . . — Map (db m28007) HM
Georgia (Rabun County), Clayton — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region
In 1775, William Bartram wrote in “Travels” of the flora and fauna of this area as he gathered specimens to ship to London. — Map (db m27943) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-1 — Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam
On the golf links of the Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel, Bobby Jones won the Southeastern Open of 1930. He went on to victory that year in the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Open, and U.S. Amateur –- golf’s Grand Slam and a feat yet to be . . . — Map (db m21288) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Great Indian Trading Path
The colonial Great Indian Trading Path crossed land now a part of Augusta College and followed a part of the present McDowell Street. It was variously called Trading Road, Augusta Road, and the Creek Indian Path. Early platts show it on land owned . . . — Map (db m10008) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — St. James United Methodist Church
In 1798 the Methodist Church was incorporated in Augusta and known as the “Augusta Station.” St. John Methodist Episcopal Church was the mother church formed out of this movement and St. James Methodist Episcopal Church was created in . . . — Map (db m23079) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-36 — Summerville Cemetery
In this cemetery are buried the following eminent Georgians: JOHN MILLEDGE (1757-1818), Revolutionary officer, Congressman, Governor (1802-1806). He gave the land on which the University of Georgia is built. GEORGE WALKER CRAWFORD . . . — Map (db m14871) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Walker Family Cemetery
Freeman Walker, in 1826, deeded 70 acres of land to the U. S. Govt. to be used as an arsenal – the site now of Augusta College. He reserved one acre as a family burial ground. The marker in front of his home “Bellvue”, on . . . — Map (db m63573) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — 122-3 — “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler
Near this spot, May 9, 1865, Major General Joseph Wheeler, C.S.A., and part of his staff were captured by Federal troops who were pursuing President Jefferson Davis. Gen. Wheeler was released at Athens but, later, was again arrested and sent north . . . — Map (db m19818) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Sylvania — 124-20 — Battle of Brier Creek - Mar. 3, 1779
In early February, 1779, the Southern Armies of the United States and Great Britain were facing across the Savannah River on a battle line reaching from Savannah to the Broad River above Augusta. The British controlled Georgia and the Americans . . . — Map (db m11212) HM
Georgia (Seminole County), Donalsonville — City of Donalsonville
According to a map "Plan of Donalson" dated April 1889, the town was laid out by John Earnest Donalson. On December 8, 1897, a charter, signed by Governor William Yates Atkinson, was granted incorporating the town of Donalsonville. Officers . . . — Map (db m9858) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-6 — Confederate Camp>>>------>
Confederate Infantry Camp Stephens, named for Alexander H. Stephens, vice-president of Confederacy, was about ½ mile from here on McIntosh Road. Nearly all troops in the Confederate Army from Georgia were mobilized here and at the Cavalry Camp . . . — Map (db m27506) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-9 — Founding of Griffin
From a stump near the town spring, now covered by the embankment of the railroad, on June 8, 1840, Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin sold lots to the highest bidder, thus establishing the City of Griffin. The first lot was sold to William Leake. Gen. . . . — Map (db m27591) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-16 — Ringold Community
Older than Spalding County, Ringold Community grew around the two-story Ringold Masonic Lodge 90 building erected here in 1852. The lodge was established Oct. 31, 1849 at what became Walker’s Mill (1 mi. S). First Worshipful Master was Wiley J. . . . — Map (db m27372) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-7 — Spalding Grays<------<<<<
The Spalding Grays, as Co. D. 2nd Batt. Inf., was the first military unit from Spalding County to be mustered in to the Confederate Army. It was followed by 8 regular and several militia companies. The Spalding Grays have continued through the years . . . — Map (db m27574) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-14 — The Orphan Brigade
At Bear Creek Station (Hampton), on Sept. 4, 1864, Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis famous “Orphan Brigade” (2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th Kentucky Infantry) was relieved from assignment to Bate’s division, Hardee’s corps. Army of Tennessee [CS], . . . — Map (db m27724) HM
Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — 127-4 — Historic Traveler's Rest
Historic Traveler’s Rest was built upon land granted to Major Jesse Walton in 1775. Walton, a Revolutionary soldier and political leader, was killed by Indians near here in 1789. The Walton family sold the land to James Rutherford Wyly who built the . . . — Map (db m39220) HM
Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — Paul AndersonBirthplace — 912 East Tugalo Street
“World’s Strongest Man” Lifted greatest weight ever listed by a human being: 6,270 pounds in a backlift. (Guinness Book of World Records) Weightlifting 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist Super Heavyweight (Olympic . . . — Map (db m59110) HM
Georgia (Stewart County), Lumpkin — County Courthouse
This handsome structure as built in 1895 in the Classical style made popular by the buildings housing the Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893-94) to which Lumpkin-born architect John Wellborn Root was a major contributor. It replaced a wooden . . . — Map (db m35044) HM
Georgia (Stewart County), Lumpkin — 128-16 — First Seat of Government of Randolph County>>>-- 1/4 mi. -->
Near here on the old Fort Gaines Road, the first Monday in August 1829, at the home of Allen and Jeanette (Roby) Wamble, was held the first Inferior Court for Randolph County which, at that time, included Stewart, Webster and Randolph Counties. . . . — Map (db m35178) HM
Georgia (Stewart County), Lumpkin — Westville Symposium
(Side One): On October 12, 1973 an informal group of fifty persons, having an interest in several areas of academic research, met at Westville's Yellow Creek campmeeting tabernacle for a three day symposium to discuss a subject of mutual . . . — Map (db m21857) HM
Georgia (Sumter County), Plains — Plains High School
Side 1: This school opened in 1921, racially integrated in 1966 and served students from Plains, Georgia until 1979. The school’s rich history of distinguished educators and progressive curriculum earned recognition at state and . . . — Map (db m41126) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — Liberty Hall
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Georgia (Taliaferro County), Crawfordville — 131-15 — Site of Chivers Plantation and Store>>>------>
At this crossroads stood the store and drug shop of Col. Robert Chivers, father of Georgia’s “lost poet,” Dr. Thomas Holley Chivers. Born at his father’s plantation home nearby in 1809, Dr. Chivers graduated in medicine at Transylvania . . . — Map (db m24866) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-12 — South Liberty Presbyterian Church
In 1820, several members of Liberty Church, Wilkes County, petitioned to form a new church, South Liberty, because of “distance, bad roads, high water in winter.” A log church was built in 1828 about 4 miles east of Sharon on land given . . . — Map (db m24899) HM
Georgia (Thomas County), Thomasville — 136-5 — Civil War Prison Camp
Confederate authorities, fearing a raid on Andersonville by Sherman’s marching army, chose Thomasville as a safe, temporary prison camp. Five thousand Federal prisoners were brought here on the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad Line via Blackshear in the . . . — Map (db m82842) HM
Georgia (Tift County), Tifton — 137-2 — Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park>>>------>
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE of the Park), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute . . . — Map (db m39992) HM
Georgia (Towns County), Blairsville — 139-5 — Brasstown BaldThe Highest Point in Georgia ~ 4,784 ft.
The name is derived from the Cherokee word ltse’yi (New Green Place) or (Place of Fresh Green, from ltse’hi (green or unripe vegetation), and yi, the locative. It occurs in several places in the old Cherokee country, variously spelled Echia, Echoee, . . . — Map (db m32706) HM
Georgia (Troup County), Hogansville — William Hogan Plantation
William Hogan, born January 20, 1804, established a plantation in the 1830s encompassing much of the present town of Hogansville. When he gave the right-of-way to the railroad in 1849, he stipulated that a depot be built where the railroad crossed . . . — Map (db m22307) HM
Georgia (Troup County), LaGrange — 141-15 — Dr. Ulrich Bonnell PhillipsNoted Georgia Historian
Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, historian, author, and teacher, was born Nov. 4, 1877, in or near LaGrange. He graduated from the University of Georgia and Columbia University, earning his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1902. His Ph.D. dissertation, Georgia . . . — Map (db m22159) HM
Georgia (Troup County), West Point — 141-3 — Fort Tyler Cemetery>>>------>
One hundred feet east in brick walled enclosure are buried 76 brave men, Confederate and Federal, Killed or died of wounds in the siege of Fort Tyler. This engagement occurred April 16,1865, a whole week after the surrender of General Lee [CS] . . . — Map (db m36765) HM
Georgia (Turner County), Ashburn — 142-1 — Turner County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature August 18, 1905, is named for Capt. Henry Gray Turner who was captured by Union troops at Gettysburg. A resident of Nashville and later of Quitman, he served in the legislature, and in Congress from . . . — Map (db m53245) HM
Georgia (Twiggs County), Dry Branch — 143-6 — Stone Creek Baptist Church - 1808
Constituted September 3, 1808, this Church was first located two miles from here on a rocky hill overlooking Stone Creek, a tributary of the Ocmulgee. In 1842 the meetings were moved to an Academy at this site and in 1850 the members and community . . . — Map (db m12299) HM
Georgia (Twiggs County), Griswoldville — 143-12 — Battle of Griswoldville:The Big Picture
On Nov. 15, 1864, [US) Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman left Atlanta on his devastating “March to the Sea.” His force divided into two wings and feinted toward Macon and Augusta while on their way to the capital at Milledgeville. [CS] General . . . — Map (db m11929) HM
Georgia (Twiggs County), Jeffersonville — 143-1 — Marion
Marion, incorporated in 1816, was the first county seat of Twiggs County. Named for General Francis Marion, the Revolutionary “Swamp Fox”, it was a trading center and metropolis in ante bellum days. Its decline began when residents . . . — Map (db m38686) HM
Georgia (Walton County), Loganville — 147-6 — Garrard’s Cavalry Raid
On July 20, 1864, Union forces under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, were closing in on Atlanta. Hq. 2nd Cavalry Division [US], Brig. Gen. Kenner Garrard, was in Decatur, 6 miles E of Atlanta. Garrard’s three brigades were guarding bridges over the . . . — Map (db m47878) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Oconee — 150-8 — Jefferson Davis
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (85 miles N), where he performed what proved to be his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed . . . — Map (db m41411) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Tennille — 150-2 — Tennille
Tennille, the highest point, on the Central of Georgia Railroad, between Macon and Savannah, named for a public spirited citizen, Mr. Francis Tennille, was called for a number of years, Station No. 13. The land for the Right of Way, which made the . . . — Map (db m25267) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Dalton — 155-28 — George Whitefield
George Whitefield (1714-70) was a noted evangelist, born in Gloucester, England. He met John and Charles Wesley at Oxford and with them formed the Holy Club. Ordained deacon in 1736, he followed the Wesleys to Georgia in 1738 and founded Bethesda . . . — Map (db m44787) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Dalton — 155-20 — Stevenson's Line
During demonstrations on Rocky Face & in Crow Valley, by 4th & 23d Army Corps troops, the northern line of Dalton’s defense works crossed the road here. Stevenson’s div. (Hood’s Army Corps) held this sector, his left at Cheatham’s line, at Signal . . . — Map (db m17162) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Mill Creek — 155-29C — "Callaway Place" - 1814.
Jesse Callaway, soldier of 1812, son of Joseph Callaway, soldier of '76, lived in this house from 1852 to 1867. The house, built with bricks made on the place, remained in the family until after 1900. It is said to have been built about 1814. . . . — Map (db m10795) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Mill Creek — 155-7 — Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley
May 7, 1864. Gen. Hooker`s 20th A.C. crossed Taylor’s Ridge at Nickajack & Gordon Springs Gaps, moving E. toward Rocky Face Ridge. Geary’s 2d & Butterfield’s 3d divs., via Gordon`s Springs, reached this point that afternoon. Butterfield’s troops . . . — Map (db m10796) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — 155-26 — Harris' Gap
In 1864 the direct road from Tunnel Hill to Varnell's, passed through Harris Gap at this point, which is just N. of where Rocky Face drops off into continuous foot-hills. Federal operations in Crow Valley by the 23d A.C., began with its march S. . . . — Map (db m10945) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Waring — 155-23 — Military Operations in Crow Valley
There were 2 demonstrations by Federal forces on Dalton, in 1864: Feb. 24-26; May 7-12. On these over-lapping fields of operation, the Burke House & spring were noted landmarks. Feb. 25, Cruft`s & Baird`s divs. (4th & 14th A.C.), via the low ridge . . . — Map (db m10929) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Waring — 155-18 — Site: Ault's Mill
In this vicinity stood Ault’s mill and residence cited in Official Records as Lt. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee’s headquarters, May 8-13, 1864. Hardee was in temporary command of units of Hood’s A.C. (Hindman’s div.) together with his own corps at various . . . — Map (db m10926) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Tignall — 157-17 — First Court North of Augusta
Near here, in the home of Jacob McLendon, the first Court held north of Augusta convened August 25, 1779, by order of the Executive Council of Georgia. Absalom Bedell, Benjamin Catchings, William Downs were justices; Henry Monadue, Clerk; Joseph . . . — Map (db m25617) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Washington — 157-5 — Campbell Home
This was once the home of two distinguished Georgians -- father and son. Duncan G. Campbell was noted for drafting the treaty that removed the Cherokee Indians from Georgia and also for introducing in the Georgia Legislature the first bill . . . — Map (db m25618) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Washington — 157-3 — Gilbert-Alexander House
In the 1780’s Felix and William Gilbert, Virginians, camped in a beautiful grove here and were so pleased with the scenery that they returned later to take land grants. In 1808 they erected the brick portion of this house, one of the oldest brick . . . — Map (db m25132) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Washington — 157-4 — Old Inn Site
This building stands on the site of one of the most popular inns of the early stagecoach days. Under it are the ancient handhewn timbers, hand made brick and massive beams of the inn basement. In the basement is the rock vault with heavy iron door . . . — Map (db m25502) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-8 — The Evacuation of Gordon
On Nov. 20, 1864, Maj. Gen. H. C. Wayne, Adjutant General of Georgia, found that telegraphic communications with Macon had been cut by the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the . . . — Map (db m41747) HM
Georgia (Worth County), Sylvester — 159-1 — Worth County
This County created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 20, 1853 is named for Maj. Gen. Wm. J. Worth of Mexican War fame under whose command served Maj. William A. Harris, a leader in the organization of the new County. Among the first County Officers . . . — Map (db m40109) HM
Louisiana (Saint Charles Parish), Destrehan — Destrehan Manor House
Constructed 1787-1790 for Robert de Logny, Inherited by Jean Noel d’Estrehan 1800. Bought from heirs of Pierre A. Rost in 1914 by Mexican Petroleum Co. Donated 1972 to River Road Historical Society by American Oil Co. — Map (db m51607) HM

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