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By David Seibert, September 10, 2005
Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker
Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chestnut Grove School
The Chestnut Grove Schoolhouse was established in 1887 to meet the educational aspirations of Black children. It was built and equipped by local Black farmers. The land was donated by a Black farmer named Floyd Kenny, who could not read or write. . . . — Map (db m56883) HM
Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-8 — Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931)
Lucy Cobb Institute, a College for Girls, was established in 1858 through the effort of T. R. R. Cobb and named for his daughter, Lucy. Later, three of his nieces taught here: Miss Mildred Rutherford, Principal, Mrs. Mary Ann Lipscomb, Mrs. Bessie . . . — Map (db m39408) HM
Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-4 — Old College
Built in 1806 by Jett Thomas to the specifications of college president Josiah Meigs, Old College was the first permanent building on the University of Georgia campus. Originally named Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the building . . . — Map (db m19515) HM
Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-7 — University of Georgia Botanical Garden1833-1856
In 1833 Dr. Malthus Ward, Professor of Natural History, opened the University Botanical Garden at this location. Covering the block bounded by Broad, Pope, Reese, and Finley, the four-acre garden was intended as a laboratory for learning and . . . — Map (db m108775) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Scottsboro — 005-4 — John Clark House
This house, now the Du Bignon home, was once the home of John Clark, Governor of Georgia. At the age of 16, John Clark fought with his father, General Elijah Clark, distinguished Revolutionary soldier, at the decisive Battle of Kettle Creek. . . . — Map (db m13138) HM
Georgia (Banks County), Baldwin — Middle River Volunteers
This marker is a memorial to the Middle River Volunteers, March 4, 1862, who drilled on this road for service before entering Civil War. Donated by descendants of these soldiers. Dedicated 1980 Company Roster Orig Capt Wm P Brown + . . . — Map (db m41943) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Adairsville — 008-30 — Barnsley’s
A unique, ante-bellum plantation, established by Godfrey Barnsley in the 1850’s. Maj. Gen. J. B. McPherson’s H’dq’rs. [US], May 18, 1864. K. Garrard’s cav. [US], via Hermitage, arrived at noon. A detachment (Minty’s brigade) sent S. . . . — Map (db m40812) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Adairsville — 008-48 — Historic Trimble House<—2 mi.—<
About 2 miles N. is the plantation home of Augustus Crawford Trimble, pioneer settler, member of the Home Guard, and businessman of Adairsville. A son, serving in the 1st Georgia Cavalry under Gen. Joe Wheeler, engaged the enemy on the plantation. . . . — Map (db m12419) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Adairsville — 008-2 — Mosteller's Mills
Five miles NE on State Highway 140 - a notable plantation and manufacturing center of the 1860's. The Federal 23rd Corps, left wing of Sherman's forces [US] marching southward from Resaca, having crossed at Field's Mill, Coosawattee River, enroute . . . — Map (db m13231) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — 008-51 — Friendship Monument
The nearby marble shaft has the unique distinction of having been erected by a debtor in honor of his creditors. Losses during the panic of 1857 forced Mark A. Cooper, proprietor of the Etowah Iron Works, to offer this property for sale to satisfy a . . . — Map (db m11627) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — 003-8 — Milam's Bridge
The covered structure over the Etowah here, was burned by Jackson´s [CS] Cav. May 21, 1864, the day after Johnston´s [CS] passage of the river at State R.R. Bridge. May 23rd, the 2 pontoon bridges intended for the passage of Schofield´s 23d A.C. . . . — Map (db m13840) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896)
PMB Young was born in Spartanburg, S.C., on November 15, 1836. His parents were Dr. Robert Maxwell and Elizabeth Caroline (Jones) Young. The Young family came to Georgia in 1839. He graduated from Georgia Military Institute at Marietta in 1856; . . . — Map (db m21680) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — 008-52 — Noble Hill Rosenwald School
Noble Hill Rosenwald School, now known as Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center, built in 1923 as the first standard school for Black children in Bartow County School System. The school closed in 1955 when all schools for Black Children in Bartow . . . — Map (db m13456) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — Site of CassvilleNamed For Lewis Cass
County seat Cass County 1832-1861. First decision Supreme Court of Georgia, 1846. Name changed to Manassas 1861. Town burned by Sherman 1864 and never rebuilt. — Map (db m12359) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Kingston — 008-35 — House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis
Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman´s Headquarters May 19-23, 1864 Sherman [US] occupied the Hargis house for three days of reorganization of forces in the campaign that ended at Atlanta. Assuming the Johnston´s army [CS] had moved, from Adairsville, . . . — Map (db m13965) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Kingston — Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home
This is the site of Kingston Wayside Home, the first Confederate hospital, established in August, 1861 by the Soldier’s Aid Society and other citizens of this vicinity. More than 10,000 sick and wounded Confederate soldiers received necessary . . . — Map (db m26156) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Kingston — 008-36 — Surrender of Confederate Troops
May 12, 1865 Brig. Gen. Wm. T. Wofford [CS] arranged with Brig. Gen. Henry M. Judah, U.S.A. for the surrender of some 3000 to 4000 Confederate soldiers, mostly Georgians, not paroled in Virginia, N. Carolina, and elsewhere. During final . . . — Map (db m13967) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Taylorsville — 008-24 — The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro
May 23-24, 1864: The 4th, 20th & two divisions of the 14th corps [US] converged here, from Etowah River crossings at Island Ford, Gillem’s & Milam’s bridges, & moved S.E. up the valley of Raccoon Cr. to Burnt Hickory P.O. (Huntsville). The . . . — Map (db m46621) HM
Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — In Grateful Appreciation of The Boys of Ben Hill Co.
Who gave their service during the World War — Map (db m110406) WM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 11-5 — Fort Hawkins
Fort Hawkins was established at this site in 1806 on the eastern bank of the Ocmulgee River at the border of the Muskogee Creek Nation. The location was chosen by the fort’s namesake, Benjamin Hawkins, who served as the U.S. Agent for Indian Affairs . . . — Map (db m59564) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-20 — General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr.-- 1833 – 1863 –-
Edward D. Tracy, Jr., was born in Macon, Georgia, on Nov. 5, 1833. His father served as Macon’s second Mayor (1826-1828), a Judge of Superior Court, and hosted General Lafayette during his visit to Macon in 1825. The younger Tracy graduated from the . . . — Map (db m25388) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration
As U.S. Army and Georgia Militia Headquarters, Fort Hawkins played a significant role in the War of 1812. The fort supplied all command and logistics support for the Southern Theatre and fort personnel participated directly in the Creek War and The . . . — Map (db m59575) HM
Georgia (Brooks County), Quitman — 014-2 — West End Cemetery
In this cemetery, during the last year of the War Between the States, a number of Confederate soldiers, 17 of them unknown, were buried. Memorial services for these soldiers were held as early as 1869. In 1871, on Memorial Day, April 26, a group of . . . — Map (db m26978) HM
Georgia (Bulloch County), Adabelle — 16-1 — Croatan Indian Community
In 1870 a group of Croatan Indians migrated from their homes in Robeson County North Carolina, following the turpentine industry to southeast Georgia. Eventually many of the Croatans became tenant farmers for the Adabelle Trading Company, growing . . . — Map (db m14156) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-2 — The Right Wing at Jackson
On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army [US], which had marched south from Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, reached Jackson. Hq. Department and Army of the Tennessee (the . . . — Map (db m21369) HM
Georgia (Calhoun County), Arlington — 019-2 — Hernando DeSoto in Georgia
Hernando de Soto, born ca. 1500, nobleman, conquistador, Governor of Cuba, with rights to conquer Florida, traveled in 1540 through what later became Georgia on an expedition to find gold. His exact route is unknown and certain landmarks mentioned . . . — Map (db m27362) HM
Georgia (Candler County), Pulaski — Excelsior and its Academy
Excelsior was the cultural center of Bulloch County in the late 1800s before it became part of Candler County. It was founded in 1875 on land donated by Jimerson Kennedy, Remer Franklin, W.W. Olliff, Dr. Jeff Williams, and John G. Jones. These . . . — Map (db m106910) HM
Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — First "REA" Substation in Carroll County
In 1936, a young attorney from the Victory community began investigating the possibility of bringing electric service to rural farms and homes in the West Georgia area. Together with rural merchants, farmers, a preacher and a mail carrier, they . . . — Map (db m12804) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — 023-11 — The Napier House
Thomas Thompson Napier built this house in 1836 of heavy local timber prepared by slaves and finishing lumber brought by ox-wagon from Augusta. During the Battle of Chickamauga 20 wounded soldiers were cared for in the house by Mrs. Martha Harris . . . — Map (db m13864) HM
Georgia (Chattahoochee County), Cusseta — 026-3 — Battle of Hitchity
In February, 1836, after rumors of unrest among the Creek Indians and a report of 500 having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Bryants Ferry, 22 members of the Georgia Militia under Col. John H. Watson were sent out from Columbus to investigate the . . . — Map (db m55463) HM
Georgia (Chattooga County), Trion — 027-3 — First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia
Three Walker County businessmen, Andrew P. Allgood, Spencer S. Marsh and Col. W.K. Briers, officially organized the Trion factory Oct. 12, 1845. It has had few shut-downs since its first production in 1847. In 1858 an epidemic, in 1864 Sherman's . . . — Map (db m11460) HM
Georgia (Clay County), Fort Gaines — 1814 Boundary / Founding of Fort Gaines
1814 Boundary The boundary line defined in the Treaty of Fort Jackson (August 1814) between the confederated Creek tribes and the United States extended eastward from the mouth of Cemochechobee Creek south of here to a point near Jesup, . . . — Map (db m47225) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Atlanta — 031-18 — Thames House
Res. of Wm. Thames (1796-1892) pioneer citizen of Clayton, formerly Henry, County; veteran of the War of 1812; owner of a saw & grist mill on Flint River; pastor of Tanner’s Church. Aug. 31, 1864. Troops of the Federal 23rd & 4th A. C., . . . — Map (db m36727) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Hampton — 031-22 — Cavalry Action at Lovejoy's Station
On the night of Nov. 15, 1864, the 3rd Cavalry Division of General Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta early that morning on its destructive March to the Sea, camped on the west bank of Flint River near Jonesboro (6 miles N). This division, . . . — Map (db m42325) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Mountain View — 031-6 — Transfer Point
After the occupation of Atlanta by Federal forces, Sept. 2, 1864, the remaining civilians were required to register for transportation to points north or south as desired. Those electing to go south were carried, with household goods, in army . . . — Map (db m18343) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Riverdale — 031-31 — The Marcus Long Crossroads
Having cut the A. & W.P. R. R. at Red Oak, Federal forces were shifted toward the Macon R. R. to complete the isolation of Atlanta, making it untenable by the Confederate defenders. Aug. 30, 1864. Stanley’s 4th A. C. [US], moving S. from Red . . . — Map (db m59455) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Acworth — 033-30 — Site of Old Allatoona Church
Extreme left of Federal line on the Dallas - New Hope front where Johnston’s & Sherman’s forces had been in daily conflict since May 25, 1864. June 3. Hovey’s (1st) Div., 23d A. C. [US] drove Armstrong’s cavalry [CS] from the road, thereby . . . — Map (db m30259) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Clarkdale — Clarkdale Mill Village Historic DistrictCirca 1931
The Clarkdale Thread Mill and its 96 bungalow style homes were designed by the J. E. Sirrine Company of Greenville, South Carolina, a company noted for progressive mill village planning, for the Clark Thread Company, a Scottish company with . . . — Map (db m55279) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Clarkdale — Coats & Clark Thread Mill1931 – 1983
In 1931 Clark Thread Company opened a spinning mill here, giving the local economy a boost during the Great Depression with the creation of approximately 650 new jobs. Baled cotton was spun into unfinished thread that was then shipped to a finishing . . . — Map (db m33467) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — Civil War Action Around Latimer’s Farm
Nineteenth-century farmer Ruben Latimer lived a mile southwest of this spot. He, his wife Sarah, their children and eleven slaves worked a modest self-sufficient farm where they raised livestock and grew cotton, corn and other food crops. In June . . . — Map (db m17039) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — 033-27 — Durham House
H’dq’rs of Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird, commanding 3d Div., 14th A. C., Army of the Cumberland, [US] June 6-10, 1864. Baird’s, together with 1st and 2d divisions, were camped along Proctor’s Cr., E. - a part of the concerted drive on Johnston’s . . . — Map (db m17423) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — 033-112 — Peachtree Trail
The Indians knew this trail as the route from the heart of the Cherokee Nation to Standing Peachtree, Creek village that grew into a trading post and fort just south of the Chattahoochee. Pioneers who used Montgomery’s Ferry at Standing Peachtree . . . — Map (db m11482) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — 033-45 — Site - Moon's Station
A wood-shed, water-tank, siding & log house. Here, April 12, 1862, the pursuers of the Andrews Raiders [US] - Fuller, Cain & Murphy [CS], acquired a push-car from section foreman Jackson Bond, which carried them 14 mi. down grade to the Etowah . . . — Map (db m14333) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — The General
This is the original locomotive made famous by its participation in the Andrews Raid of April 12, 1862. It was stolen by the Northern raiders who tried unsuccessfully to wreck the Confederate supply line between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, . . . — Map (db m47591) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-106 — Confederate Cemetery
3,000 Confederate dead from every southern state are buried in this cemetery. First established for [CS] soldiers killed in a railroad collision in 1863, it became the resting place for dead from nearby battlefields. In 1866, under the direction of . . . — Map (db m17007) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Judge Debra Halpern BernesOctober 15, 1955 – July 20, 2010
Judge Debra Halpern Bernes was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her husband, Gary, and children, Lane and Matthew. She served her community as an Assistant District Attorney for Cobb County, a solo practitioner of law and as an elected judge . . . — Map (db m54702) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Mary Phagan
Celebrated in song as "Little Mary Phagan" after her murder at age 13 on April 26, 1913 in Atlanta. The trial and conviction of Leo Frank were controversial, as was the commutation of his death sentence four days before Confederate Veterans marked . . . — Map (db m16571) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-4 — Old Sandtown Road
1.5 Mi. N.W. is the site of old Gilgal Primitive Baptist Ch. (at DUE WEST) -- a landmark of military operations. JUNE 5-17, 1864.S.E. along this road Cleburne’s div. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] withdrew from Gilgal to old Marietta Rd. S. . . . — Map (db m17682) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-61 — Ross' Headquarters
Brig. Gen. L. S. Ross, commanding the Texas brigade of Brig. Gen. Wm. H. Jackson’s cavalry [CS], had fought delaying actions with Schofield’s 23rd A. C. [US] (the rt. of Sherman’s forces) since both armies moved from Paulding Co.; Ross had . . . — Map (db m19606) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-92 — The 23D Corps at Soap Creek
July 8, 1864. The first passage of the Chattahoochee River by Federal forces was made at mouth of Soap Creek by Cox’s division, 23d A.C. [US]. Cameron’s brigade crossed creek at the dam and passing the blackened ruins of the Paper Mills, scaled the . . . — Map (db m53532) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Smyrna Memorial Cemetery
Traditional history says this cemetery was established in 1838 by the Smyrna Methodist Church. However, Wylie Flannigan of Campbell County, Ga. took title to Land Lot 522 in which the cemetery is located, on July 1, 1843 after paying Georgia $5.00 . . . — Map (db m17066) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — 033-78 — The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs.
S. on this rd., .8 mi. stands the ante-bellum residence of Alexander Eaton (1809-1905). July 3, 4, 5, 1864, the intrenched lines of Gen. John B. Hood’s A.C. [CS] extended along the rd. from the Gann Cem. to site of Cooper’s Lake. The Eaton house, . . . — Map (db m29693) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Vinings — 033-87 — The 4th Corps Posted Along the River
When the 4th A.C. reached the Chattahoochee July 5, attempts to cross were found impracticable because of Confederate opposition on the other side. Pending the crossing of the 23d A.C. at Soap Cr., July 8, the 4th A.C. marked time in trenches . . . — Map (db m23191) HM
Georgia (Cook County), Adel — 037-2 — Adel Lime Sink
The origin of both this lake and its name are a mystery as the source of water is unknown and analysis has shown no lime in the soil. The lake which reputedly “has no bottom” formerly served as a baptismal pool for the adjacent Salem . . . — Map (db m40380) HM
Georgia (Cook County), Adel — 037-1 — Cook County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 30, 1918, is named for Gen. Philip Cook who fought in the States and Seminole Wars. He served in Congress from 1872 to '82, was Secretary of State for Georgia 1890-94 and 1898-1918. He served as . . . — Map (db m40446) HM
Georgia (Coweta County), Grantville — 38-1 — Gravesite of Lt. (jg) Thomas E. Zellars- Namesake of USS Zellars DD 777
Grantville native Thomas E. Zellars (1898-1924) graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1920 and reported for duty aboard the USS Mississippi. As turret commander he rose to the rank of lieutenant. In 1924, an explosion and fire engulfed his . . . — Map (db m82410) HM
Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — 038-5 — Confederate Dead
Here are buried 268 Confederate soldiers, most of whom died of wounds or disease in the several Confederate hospitals located in Newnan. Some were killed in the battle fought south of here, July 30, 1864. Due to the efficiency of the local . . . — Map (db m32133) HM
Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — 38-2 — Governor William Yates Atkinson(1854-1899)
Born in Meriwether County, William Yates Atkinson settled in Newnan after receiving a law degree from the University of Georgia in 1877. Elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1886, he served four terms in the House, becoming Speaker in 1892. In . . . — Map (db m48436) HM
Georgia (Crawford County), Knoxville — 22 K-4 — Federal Wire Road
This highway, created by an act of Congress in 1810, entered the state at Augusta passing through Warrenton, Sparta, Milledgeville, Macon and Knoxville to Coweta Town (Columbus). It was formerly known as the Stage Coach Road. A telegraph line, the . . . — Map (db m17702) HM
Georgia (Dawson County), Dawsonville — 042-1 — Dawson County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 3, 1857, is named for William C. Dawson who died in 1856, having served in Congress from Dec. 1836 to Nov. 1842, and in the U.S. Senate from 1849 to 1855. He also commanded a brigade in the Creek . . . — Map (db m33546) HM
Georgia (Decatur County), Bainbridge — 27 R-12 — El Camino Real (The King’s Highway)
In this vicinity was the Indian trail which, during the period of Spanish occupation, became known as El Camino Real or King’s Highway. This road, connecting St. Augustine and Pensacola, Florida, crossed the Flint River at the trading post of James . . . — Map (db m55920) HM
Georgia (Decatur County), Bainbridge — First United Methodist Church
Founded in 1823, title to this property was conveyed to the church in 1830 by the Inferior Court, Bainbridge. An initial building was erected about 1840 and was also used during the 1850’s for services by Baptists and Presbyterians. In 1854 an . . . — Map (db m55804) HM
Georgia (Decatur County), Bainbridge — 043-5 — Fort Scott<-------<<<
In June 1816 Lt. Col. D. L. Clinch and a detachment of the 4th U.S. Infantry set up camp one mile west of here, calling it Camp Crawford. They began construction of a fort on the site in September 1816, naming it Fort Scott. Need for a fort was . . . — Map (db m55511) HM
Georgia (Decatur County), Climax — Climax, Georgia
Climax is the highest point on the railroad between Savannah, Ga., and the Chattahoochee River. The town was laid out and named in 1883 after a branch rail line was built to Chattahoochee, Fla. Later, a second branch rail line was built to . . . — Map (db m124901) HM
Georgia (Effingham County), Springfield — Effingham County Methodist Camp Ground1790
Effingham Camp Meeting has the longest record of continuous service in South Georgia - from 1790 according to oral tradition. The first camp ground was off Sister’s Ferry Road on land of George Powledge, later sold to Gideon Mallette. In 1864 this . . . — Map (db m14592) HM
Georgia (Elbert County), Elberton — 052--10 — Coldwater Methodist Church
In the late 1770’s, a large caravan of Virginians, including a Methodist preacher, traveling south in search of a new home, settled in this neighborhood. In the company were the Adams, Alexander, Banks, Cunningham, Fleming, Anderson, Gaines, . . . — Map (db m37363) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — 053-5 — Old Sunbury Road<-------<<<
The highway bearing southeastward is the Old Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular routes of post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was opened in the early 1790’s from Greensboro via Sparta and Swainsboro to the Town of Sunbury, a port on the Midway . . . — Map (db m58153) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Senoia — 56-2 — Starr's Mill
The property that became Starr’s Mill was owned by Hananiah Gilcoat who built the first mill here before his death in 1825. This site, on Whitewater Creek, was less than a mile from the boundary between Creek Indian lands and the State of Georgia. . . . — Map (db m10073) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Armuchee — 057-13 — Site of Mountain School
Everett Springs Seminary, antecedent of the famous Martha Berry Schools, was chartered in 1889 in Floyd County. The school, which was in existence until 1908, was the first mountain school in Georgia which had boarding facilities for its students. . . . — Map (db m31361) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 57-3 — Berry Schools' Old Mill
From the mill’s construction in 1930 , students under the supervision of a miller used the Old Mill to produce corn meal and food stuffs for the Berry Schools. The Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company donated the iron hub, while students built . . . — Map (db m9488) HM
Georgia (Forsyth County), Coal Mountain — 058-1 — Old Federal Road<------->
The highway crossing east and west at this intersection is the Old Federal Road, first vehicular way and earliest postal route west of the Chattahoochee. Beginning to the east on the Hall-Jackson county line, it linked Georgia and Tennessee across . . . — Map (db m21287) HM
Georgia (Forsyth County), Cumming — 58-1 — Poole's Mill Covered Bridge
Cherokee Chief George Welch constructed a grist mill here on his extensive homeplace c. 1820. An uncovered bridge was later added. With the 1838 removal of the Cherokees, the land was sold to Jacob Scudder. Dr. M. L. Pool purchased it from Scudder´s . . . — Map (db m14944) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Alpharetta — Alpharetta Hotel Site
The property was the original location of the Alpharetta Hotel built by Bob Webb in 1908. The hotel was torn down in the 1970’s. It once housed a Boarding House for single school teachers which was operated by Lillian Teasley. It was the home . . . — Map (db m60550) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-58 — 33d N.J. State Flag
July 20, 1864. To this high ground, 500 yds. in front of Geary’s div. (20th A.C.) [US] on Collier Rd., the 33d N.J. regt., Jones’ brigade, was sent to establish & support a battery position. The regiment had scarcely reached this hill when, in a . . . — Map (db m16407) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-150 — Birthplace of Allison Nelson
One mile north where Sandy Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the house of John B. Nelson, owner of Nelson´s Ferry in the 1820´s. His son, Allison Nelson was born there March, 1822. After service in the Mexican War, he was a . . . — Map (db m14159) HM
Georgia (Fulton 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 m14357) HM
Georgia (Fulton 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 m14358) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-36 — Coburn's Brigade
Four regiments ~ 33d & 85th Ind., 19th Mich. & 22d Wis. ~ Col. John Coburn’s brigade, Ward’s 3d div., 20th A.C., were posted in this sector ~ the 22d Wis. on the ridge as skirmishers, the other three in the ravine N. of the road. The left of . . . — Map (db m16382) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-35 — Featherston’s Brigade
Gen. W.S. Featherston’s Mississippi brigade of Loring’s div., Stewart’s A.C., [CS] together with Scott’s brigade (on his left), advanced from trenches at & near Loring’s Hill, .9 miles S.W. Traversing a broken area of tangled forest, the brigade . . . — Map (db m16380) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-41 — Geary’s Division
July 20, 1864. Gen. J. W. Geary’s 2d div., 20th A.C. [US] occupied this ridge which was some 300 yds. in advance of Williams’ 1st div. on his rt., & Ward’s 3d, on his left -- all facing southward. His three brigades: Candy’s, Jones’ & . . . — Map (db m41096) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-56 — Geary’s Three Bridges
July 19, 1864. Covered by the fire of Geary’s 12 guns [US] on the ridge N. of the cr., together with the musketry of a heavy skirmish line, the division pioneers hastily built a foot bridge with timbers previously prepared. Ireland’s Brigade . . . — Map (db m16516) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-197 — James J. Andrews
James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raiders, was executed a few feet southeast on June 7, 1862. Andrews a native of Hancock County, now West Virginia, was a civilian spy for the Union Army who led 20 Union soldiers and another civilian to Big . . . — Map (db m30504) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Built by Atlanta native, Joseph Gatins and designed by New York Architect, W. L. Stoddard, the Terrace opened October 2, 1911. Over the years most of Atlanta’s famous visitors have chosen the Georgian Terrace Hotel as their temporary home on . . . — Map (db m47425) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-163 — The Siege Lifted
Aug. 26, 1864. After 35 days of futile siege operations, the Federals withdrew from their lines north & west of Atlanta & by a wide flanking march, moved against the two railroads entering the city from the southwest. The 15th, 16th, & 17th corps, . . . — Map (db m36141) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-128 — Union Defense Line
In August 1864, after four weeks of siege operations, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman withdrew his forces to move them secretly around Atlanta on a wide circuit beyond East Point and destroy the railroad at Jonesboro. He had found Atlanta's fortifications . . . — Map (db m10857) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 60-6 — Whittier Cotton Mill and Village
Whittier Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts opened a new Atlanta factory on this site in 1896. Development of the mill complex included the construction of Whittier Mill Village, a mill-centered residential community for workers and their . . . — Map (db m8969) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-75 — Wood’s Div. 4th Corps
On adjacent hill was the right or western end of the intrenched line held by Gen. T.J. Wood’s div. of the Federal 4th A.C., July 20-22, 1864. The line extended E. 1.5 mi. to intersection of Rock Spring & Cumberland Roads. This was a part of . . . — Map (db m28923) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — Archibald Smith
The head of one of the six families comprising in 1839 the original settlement of Roswell, Cobb County, Georgia — Map (db m111501) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — Brantley-Newton House1919
Built for D.H. Bradley by noted Atlanta architect Neel Reid, a Roswell resident from 1917-1926. The home exhibits Reid’s sense of scale and proportion. A later occupant was Charles Newton, a teacher at Roswell High School for 28 years and the . . . — Map (db m109193) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — 11 — Original Mill
Original mill destroyed by General Sherman’s forces in 1864. Mill rebuilt on present site in 1882. Destroyed by lightning in 1929. Rebuilt and continued operation until July, 1975. — Map (db m109236) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — Waller Park
Land for Waller Park was given to fulton County in 1946 by James Isaac Wright in memory of his uncle, J.H. Wright, who had founded and operated (1896-1913) a water-powered pants factory on this site under the name of the Oxbow Falls Manufacturing . . . — Map (db m113046) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Sandy Springs — 060-10 — 23d A.C. to Decatur
July 17, 1864. Schofield’s 23d A.C. left its river positions near Isom’s ferry on a march designed to gain the N.E. sector of the final approach to Atlanta by Federal forces. Cox’s (3d) div continued to Sandy Springs on this road where a rt. turn . . . — Map (db m22964) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Sandy Springs — 060-114 — Hightower (Etowah) Trail<------->
Hightower (Etowah) Trail, one of the best marked Indian trails in Georgia, and a main road along which many settlers built their homes until the 1840’s, crossed this highway near here on its way to a nearby ford on the Chattahoochee River. A . . . — Map (db m33435) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Sandy Springs — 060-16 — Howard's March to Buckhead
July 18, 1864. Howard’s 4th A.C. left Crossroads Ch 4:30 A.M., Newton’s div leading, followed by Stanley’s & Wood’s. Just below Mt. Paran Rd. Newton’s column was assailed by Williams’ Kentucky Brigade of Wheeler’s cav., which opposed the Federals . . . — Map (db m17852) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Sandy Springs — The History of the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sandy Springs, Georgia, the unincorporated community just north of Atlanta, began a 30-year campaign for incorporation when the City of Atlanta tried to annex the area in the 1970s. The Committee for Sandy Springs formed in 1975 to incorporate Sandy . . . — Map (db m53430) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), St. Simons Island — 63-6 — The Georgia Navy
During the American Revolution four heavily-armed row galleys were constructed in Savannah for the Georgia Navy, all underwritten by the Continental Congress. In nearby Frederica River, beginning at dawn on April 19, 1778, Georgia galleys Lee, . . . — Map (db m10088) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-19 — Battle of Lay's Ferry
May 14, 1864. A contingent from Sweeny´s (2d) div., 16th A.C. [US] made a crossing here in pontoon boats, but on a rumor of Confederate crossings upstream, it withdrew. May 15. The division, supported by Welker´s Artillery [US], crossed in force & . . . — Map (db m13865) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-14 — Gordon County
This county was named for William Washington Gordon, of Savannah (1796-1842). The first Georgian to graduate at West Point, he entered the practice of law and was a pioneer in the railroad field in this State. He was the founder and first President . . . — Map (db m19295) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Atlanta CampaignResaca — May 13-15, 1864
National Historic Site Atlanta Campaign Resaca May 13-15, 1864 In this vicinity the Confederate lines North and West of Resaca held firm against Federal attack. Sherman then executed a successful flank movement to the west and . . . — Map (db m44790) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-11 — Battle of Resaca
May 16, 1864. Johnston's forces (CS) withdrew from Resaca via pontoon, R. R. & trestle bridges over the Oostanaula River. The 4th & two divs. Of the 14th Corps (US) rebuilt 2 bridges which had been burned & followed the retreating Confederates S., . . . — Map (db m11551) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-9 — Battle of Resaca
May 13, 1864, McPherson's 15th and 16th A.C. (US) moving from Snake Creek Gap reached this cross-roads where his forces were deployed for advance toward Camp Cr. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's Cav. Div. (US) led advance; during a sharp engagement he was . . . — Map (db m11552) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-13 — Battle of Resaca
May 13, 1864. The 15th and the 16th A.C. (US) deployed astride road on ridges W. of those next to and this side of Camp Creek, where Polk's Corps (CS) was posted. May 14: The 15th and the 16th A.C. drove Polk's troops across creek from this ridges . . . — Map (db m11557) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-15 — Confederate Cemetery Resaca
Established shortly after the war by Miss Mary J. Green & Associates for burial of Confederate soldiers who fell at the battle of Resaca. May 14, 1864, Maj. Gen. A. P. Stewart´s Div., Hood´s A. C. (rt. Of Johnston´s line) [CS], posted 600 yds. N. . . . — Map (db m13915) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — 064-21 — Harlan’s Cross RoadsMaj. Gen. John M. Schofield’s Headquarters, May 16, 1864
Hovey’s 1st and Judah’s 2d divs. Of Sheffield’s 23 A.C. [US], enroute from Resaca battlefield crossed the Conasauga river at Fite's Fy. intending to pass the Coosawattee at McClure’s Ferry, 1.25 mi. east of here. But the 20th A.C. [US], diverted . . . — Map (db m19281) HM
Georgia (Greene County), Greensboro — First Commissioner of Agriculture
In 1874, the Georgia Department of Agriculture was established by Act of the Legislature with Thomas P. Janes serving as its first Commissioner, 1874-79. Commissioner Janes, born 1823 in present Taliaferro County, (formerly the eastern part of . . . — Map (db m14726) HM
Georgia (Greene County), Greensboro — 066-8 — Stagecoach Road
Near here ran the old Stagecoach Road from Augusta, Petersburg, Washington and Greensboro to Park’s Mill, where a toll bridge crossed the Oconee. After crossing the river the highway diverged -- the left fork going to Eatonton, Milledgeville, Macon, . . . — Map (db m42720) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville — 067-1 — Button Gwinnett
Button Gwinnett, for whom this county was named, was born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1735, the son of a Church of England minister. He worked in the store of his father-in-law in Dexter for two years, then as an importer and exporter for three . . . — Map (db m84791) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville — 067-4 — Gwinnett County
Created in 1818 from Cherokee and Creek cessions, Gwinnett is an original county. Courts, elections, and sheriff sales were held, first, in the home of Elisha Winn, 1 mile east of the Appalachee River. Selected to buy a permanent site for the county . . . — Map (db m16916) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Norcross — National Register of Historic Places – City of Norcross
The Norcross Historic District has been preserved as a 19th century railroad town, and its historical significance has been recognized by the U. S. Department of the Interior through its listing on the National Register of Historic Places on . . . — Map (db m35039) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Flowery Branch — 069-3 — Old Federal Road
The route leading west from this point is the Old Federal Road, an early thoroughfare which linked Georgia and Tennessee across the Cherokee Nation. Rights to open the passage were granted informally by the Indians in 1803 and confirmed by treaty in . . . — Map (db m24718) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Hamilton — 72-1 — Harris County
This county, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 14 & 24, 1827, is named for Charles Harris, eminent Savannah jurist. Born in England and educated in France, he served Savannah as Alderman or Mayor for 20 years, refusing higher offices. The . . . — Map (db m22825) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Pine Mountain — Chipley - Pine Mountain, Georgia
Chipley was incorporated on December 9, 1882, following the extension of the Columbus and Rome Railroad one mile north of the Village of Hood. Old Hood was the predecessor of Chipley. Chipley was named after Colonel W. D. Chipley, a partner in the . . . — Map (db m59012) HM
Georgia (Hart County), Canon — 073-2 — Redwine Church»→
Redwine Church was apparently founded prior to 1800 & named after Jacob R. Redwine, Revolutionary soldier born in Pa. who moved here from N.C. This is the 4th church, built in 1906. The first was a log cabin several hundred yards west near the old . . . — Map (db m38515) HM
Georgia (Jackson County), Braselton — The Braselton School Bell
Originally located in the bell tower of the Braselton High School, the bell was commissioned by Senator Isaac Frank Duncan for all students from 1920 until 1957. The school was built by the Town of Braselton’s founders, and when it closed in 1957, . . . — Map (db m18270) HM
Georgia (Jackson County), Jefferson — Builder of the Nation
This steam locomotive was presented to the City of Jefferson in 1959 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company as a permanent exhibit in memory of the important service engines of this type gave to the nation. It was one of the last steam-powered . . . — Map (db m24720) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Wrens — 81-1 — Ways Baptist Church and Stellaville School
Ways Baptist Church was established in 1817. Originally known as Darcy’s Meeting House, the church was formed by members of the Brushy Creek Church. In 1868 Ways Church organized the Stellaville School, which was active until the mid 1940s. The only . . . — Map (db m13365) HM
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — Claxton Historic Burial SiteFirst Claxtons to Settle in East Central Georgia
Zachariah William Claxton - b. 23 Dec. 1806 - d. 22 April 1895 and his wife Lincella Bush Claxton - b. 5 Feb. 1806 - d. 7 Jan. 1872- Zachariah was son of Henry and Fannie Jordan Claxton. Lincella was daughter of John B. and Mary Bush. Both were born . . . — Map (db m13379) HM
Georgia (Lanier County), Lakeland — 086-3 — Fender Cemetery
A short distance East on this road is Fender Cemetery, in which are buried many of the first settlers of the area of old Lowndes County lying East of the Alabama River, from Union Church. This location for the Cemetery was chosen because of the . . . — Map (db m14669) HM
Georgia (Laurens County), Dublin — 087-2 — Laurens County
Laurens County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Originally, it contained all of Pulaski and part of Johnson Counties. Among prominent residents of Laurens County were Gov. Geo. M. Troup and Gen. David Blackshear. It was . . . — Map (db m49538) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Sunbury — 089-12A — Fort Morris
Erected at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, to guard the Port of Sunbury and St. John`s Parish. Fort Morris was an enclosed earthwork in the shape of an irregular quadrangle. Surrounded by a parapet and moat. It contained a parade of about an . . . — Map (db m8950) HM
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — 091-4 — Old Barrington Road<------->
At this point, Highway 99 crosses the Old Barrington Road. A trail used by Indians centuries before the coming of the white men, this road was an important trade route between the Carolinas and Florida in the early 1700’s. With the settlement of . . . — Map (db m58221) HM
Georgia (Lowndes County), Valdosta — Troop Encampment Site
Company “G” One Hundred Third, Regiment of U.S. Colored Infantry, camped on this corner in January and February of 1866. — Map (db m27728) HM
Georgia (Lumpkin County), Dahlonega — 093-1 — Calhoun Gold Mine<--- 1 Mi ---<<<<
Famous Calhoun Gold Mine where it is said vein gold was first discovered in Georgia by white men. In 1828 while deer hunting Benjamin Parks, of Dahlonega, accidentally found quartz gold in pockets or lodes. His find was so rich in gold that it . . . — Map (db m30654) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Marshallville — 49 E-2 — Home of Samuel Henry Rumph
This house was built in 1904 as the residence of Samuel Henry Rumph (1851-1922), father of Georgia's commercial peach industry. A noted horticulturist, he originated the Elberta peach at his Willow Lake Nursery. three miles east, 1870- 1875. His . . . — Map (db m9210) HM
Georgia (Madison County), Danielsville — 97-1 — Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn and the Civil Rights Act
On the night of July 11, 1964 three African-American World War II veterans returning home following training at Ft. Benning, Georgia were noticed in Athens by local members of the Ku Klux Klan. The officers were followed to the nearby Broad River . . . — Map (db m29857) HM
Georgia (McIntosh County), Darien — 95-5 — Ashantilly
Built ca. 1820, Ashantilly was the mainland residence of prominent antebellum planter Thomas Spalding (1774-1851), owner of the nearby Sapelo Island Plantation. The house, likely built by Spalding's slaves, was constructed of tabby, an equal mix of . . . — Map (db m24134) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Durand — Trinity United Methodist ChurchDurand, Georgia
In 1854, Harmony Church near the Ogletree cemetery, Liberty Church close by the old Campbell place, and Providence Church from the Strickland neighborhood, all came together, after twenty-two years of sharing camp meeting worship, to form Trinity . . . — Map (db m107237) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Gay — 099-1 — Noted Indian Trail
The road from the east is a remnant of the Oakfuskee Path, main stem of the noted upper trading route from the Savannah River to the Creek Indians of Georgia and Alabama Beginning at present Augusta, it led this way via Warrenton, Eatonton, Griffin, . . . — Map (db m42161) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Warm Springs — 099-6 — Longleaf Pine Planting
In the early years of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s sojourn in Meriwether County, he observed that no great effort was made to replace trees on cut-over or burnt areas not suitable for agriculture. As a demonstration of replacement, together with . . . — Map (db m22162) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Woodbury — 18 F-2 — The Cove Gorges of the Flint
Pine Mountain to the south makes a complete loop forming a beautiful basin 4 miles in diameter known as `The Cove.` It is joined on the south by Oak Mountain, another hard quartz ridge. Flint River has avoided an easier course on either side and has . . . — Map (db m9053) HM
Georgia (Monroe County), Dames Ferry — 102-9 — Dames Ferry
In 1808, widow Mary Green Dame and her six children settled in Jones County. Two sons, George and John, builders by trade, built a house on the east side of the Ocmulgee River. Zachariah Booth owned and operated the first ferry here. It was . . . — Map (db m10087) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — Dorsey
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of Dorsey As early as 1839, historic maps identify a community called Palestine in proximity to the community that became known as Dorsey. . . . — Map (db m21914) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — Foundation to Consolidation
Empowered in 1894 to establish public schools, the City of Madison initiated construction of two graded schools, a contrast to one-room schoolhouses typical of rural areas. Nicholas Ittner of Atlanta built the brick graded school for white students . . . — Map (db m48879) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — Pennington
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of Pennington The Pennington Community was named for the Pennington family who first acquired land from ceded Native American . . . — Map (db m16246) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — 104-12 — Seven Islands Road
The Seven Islands - Alabama Road - was an important emigrant route to the west. Travelers from northeast Georgia and the upper Carolinas followed this trace to the Mississippi Territory, Louisiana, and later Texas. Originally an important link . . . — Map (db m16223) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — The Town Park
Town Park reflects the foresight, leadership and hard work of so many -- a true public-private partnership. Revitalization plans and Bicentennial celebration efforts converged in 2000 upon the idea of reestablishing a downtown greenspace. By . . . — Map (db m49738) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — The Town Spring
Civil Engineer R.B. Tufts noted on the 1897 Morgan County map that "The Public Spring . . . which for all these years has been sending forth a bold, steady stream of pure, cold water, was the cause of establishing the Court House and the public . . . — Map (db m20844) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-5 — “Wildwood”
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, author of St. Elmo and other popular Victorian novels, was born May 8, 1835, in "Wildwood" the early Georgian home northeast of this marker. She was the daughter of Sarah Howard and Matthew R. Evans.

This historic . . . — Map (db m42359) HM

Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Alma Woodsey Thomas
Side 1: Alma Thomas, nationally known African-American artist, was the eldest of four daughters born to John Maurice Thomas and Amelia Whitaker Cantey. Highly cultured and socially involved, the Thomas family owned this Victorian home . . . — Map (db m58269) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Colored Department of the City Hospital / Doctors and Nurses
Colored Department of the City Hospital The first City Hospital, c. 1841, was located on the South Commons. Called “the Pest House,” its clients were charity patients. The second City Hospital, c. 1894, was built across from . . . — Map (db m45385) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-13 — Columbus Iron Works»→
Established 1853, was operated by the Confederate government as Naval Iron Works, making cannon, other war munitions, and two gun boats. This plant was credited with making the first breech-loading cannon. At south end of Dillingham Street . . . — Map (db m43729) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-15 — Confederate Memorial Day
The first Confederate Memorial Day service in Columbus was held on this site (St. Luke Methodist Church) on April 26, 1866. The program was under the auspices of the Ladies’ Memorial Association, which was organized in the early Spring of 1866 for . . . — Map (db m56674) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Fourth Street Baptist Church
In 1900 the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church was established under the leadership of the Reverends John Bellamy and Willis Carter when a few men and women met under a fig tree on Third Avenue to worship. In 1901 Rev. Bellamy separated from Mt. Canaan to . . . — Map (db m57846) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-8 — General Benning
Opposite this marker stood the home of Henry Lewis Benning (1814-1875), the Confederate Brigadier General for whom Fort Benning was named. He was married in 1839 to Mary Howard Jones, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Seaborn Jones. General . . . — Map (db m46996) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-6 — Hero's Memorial
North of this marker in the Porterdale Cemetery is the grave of Bragg Smith over which the City of Columbus erected a marble memorial to commemorate an outstanding deed of heroism. The text reads: “Erected by the City of Columbus to mark . . . — Map (db m57367) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — High Uptown Historic District / Garrett-Bullock-Delay House
High Uptown Historic District This area, known as “High Uptown,” contains historic residential structures that were built by affluent business and community leaders of the 19th and early 20th centuries. These homes are . . . — Map (db m44465) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Secondary Industrial School
Side 1: Proposed in 1904 by Carleton B. Gibson, Columbus School Superintendent, the Secondary Industrial School is regarded as the nation’s first public coeducational industrial high school. G. Gunby Jordan, then President of the . . . — Map (db m57617) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — The Spencer House
William Henry Spencer, Negro Educator, lived in this Neo-classical home from 1912-1925, during the time he was Supervisor of the Colored Schools in Muscogee County.

This house is dedicated to his memory by his daughters, and was placed on . . . — Map (db m44024) HM

Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Victory Drive
On August 15, 1945, celebrating the surrender of Japan which ended World War II, the Muscogee County Commission unanimously voted to rename the boulevard extending from Columbus to Fort Benning as Victory Drive. Commissioner L.R. Aldridge stated, . . . — Map (db m22139) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Walker – Peters – Langdon House
Moveable, prefabricated houses similar to this Federal Cottage were available for purchase by settlers participating in the Land Lot Sale of 1828. Original owner, Colonel Virgil Walker of Harris County, transferred the lot and “all . . . — Map (db m22673) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Dallas — 110-13 — The Orphan Brigade at Dallas
May 28, 1864. On ridge W., were the intrenched lines of the 1st div., 15th A.C. & the 2d div., 16th A.C. [US]; beyond ravine E., the lines of Bates div. of Hardee’s corps [CS]. Late afternoon, Lewis’ Ky. (Orphan) & Finley’s Florida brigades, . . . — Map (db m20492) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Hiram — 110-1 — The Hiram Rosenwald School
In 1912 Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, established the Rosenwald Fund to assist in community school construction of public schools for African-American students in the South. The Julius Rosenwald Fund assisted local . . . — Map (db m13466) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Cedartown — Trail of Tears Cherokee"Walk in their Footsteps"
The area surrounding the Cedartown Big Springs was first inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The land was prized for its abundance of sparkling spring water and shade-providing cedar trees. The Cherokee people lived here peacefully until May 26, 1838 . . . — Map (db m107439) HM
Georgia (Pulaski County), Hawkinsville — 27 A-6 — Slosheye Trail
Slosheye Trail was used by the Indians and white traders as an artery of travel as early as 1750 and extended from Hawkinsville on the Ocmulgee River to Drayton on the Flint River. This ancient trail passed through Hawkinsville over the present . . . — Map (db m40328) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Family Burying Ground on Good Hope Plantation
This cemetery was the family burying ground on Good Hope Plantation granted in part by King George III to John Twiggs Brigadier General in the Revolutionary Army afterward Major General of Militia — Map (db m61872) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — The “Haunted” Pillar of the Lower Market
On this site stood The Lower Market. Fire destroyed an early structure in 1829. The rebuilt market, with its bell that could be heard throughout the city, was a center of agricultural and livestock trade. A freakish, cyclone blasted the structure in . . . — Map (db m21421) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Sylvania — 124-5 — The Goodall House
The two story frame dwelling 200 yards west, built in 1815 by Seaborn Goodall, is all that is left of old Jacksonboro. In it, in 1821, the itinerant preacher Lorenzo Dow found refuge when he was attacked by the rowdies of the town, whom he had . . . — Map (db m7824) HM
Georgia (Seminole County), Donalsonville — 125-1 — Seminole County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 8, 1920, is named for the Seminole Indians. Members of the Creek Confederacy, the Seminoles (meaning “separatist”) left the main body in Georgia and settled in Florida. After two bloody . . . — Map (db m55645) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-5 — Confederate Camp Milner
Most Georgia troops for the Confederate Army were mobilized in Griffin. Camp Milner, the Cavalry Camp, was named for Ben Milner, prominent Spalding County man who gave financial aid in equipping companies from his county. Camp Stephens, the Infantry . . . — Map (db m27510) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-10 — First Paving
Spalding was the first County between Chicago and Miami on the old Dixie Highway with a concrete highway running from county line to county line. A demonstration strip, completed Jan. 30, 1919, from the city limits of Griffin to and along the front . . . — Map (db m27126) HM
Georgia (Stewart County), Lumpkin — Bedingfield Inn
The Bedingfield Inn or Tavern was constructed on this site in 1836 by Dr. Bryan N. Bedingfield as a family residence and stagecoach stop. It was a center for commercial and community activities and a one-day's travel from Columbus, Fort Gaines, . . . — Map (db m24786) HM
Georgia (Stewart County), Lumpkin — Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church / Green Grove Schoolhouse
Side 1: Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church This church served as the focus for the religious, educational and cultural life of African Americans in the Green Grove community during the late 19th century and well into the 20th . . . — Map (db m23459) HM
Georgia (Stewart County), Lumpkin — Rev. David Walker Lowe
Near this place Rev. David Walker Lowe built a home for his wife Jane Dorsey not long after 1825. He had been a Methodist circuit rider in the S. C. conference, later in the Ga. conference. Born July 22, 1794 in Warren Co., Ga., he was organizer and . . . — Map (db m15737) HM
Georgia (Sumter County), Andersonville — 129-2 — Captain Henry Wirz1823 - 1865
Captain Henry Wirz, under the immediate command of Brigadier-General John H. Winder, C.S.A., absent on sick leave, August 1864, commanded the inner prison at Camp Sumter, April 12, 1864 to May 7, 1865. To the best of his ability he tried to obtain . . . — Map (db m40369) HM
Georgia (Sumter County), Plains — Archery, Georgia
This rural community of Archery, established in the 1800’s, consisted of a train stop, houses of railroad employees, the St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, a school for black youth, and a store. The community was named for Sublime . . . — Map (db m56731) HM
Georgia (Talbot County), Talbotton — 130-8 — Straus Home Site←— 1 bl. —«
After leaving Bavaria, Lazarus Straus dispensed his merchandise over several states searching for home for his family. In 1854, he, his wife, and four children settled in a comfortable house one block from here. An expert merchant and a learned man, . . . — Map (db m27342) HM
Georgia (Talbot County), Talbotton — Talbotton United Methodist Church1831
As Methodism moved across Georgia, in 1830 Jesse Sinclair and Henry W. Hilliard were sent by the South Carolina Methodist Conference to the Flint River Mission of which Talbot Co. was a part. In 1831 this circuit became a part of the newly formed . . . — Map (db m23089) HM
Georgia (Talbot County), Talbotton — 130-2 — Zion Episcopal ChurchErected 1848
The edifice has been spared modernization and is a perfect replica of a typical English rural parish church of the Tudor-Gothic period. The altar, communion rail, lectern-pulpit, and prayer desk are handmade of native walnut. The entire structure . . . — Map (db m27233) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-19 — Raytown Methodist Church
This church is located in that part of the original Wilkes Circuit of 1786, “the cradle of Georgia Methodism,” from which Bishop Francis Asbury formed the Little River Circuit at the Camden, S. C. Conference in January 1802. The Raytown . . . — Map (db m25129) HM
Georgia (Terrell County), Dawson — 135-5 — Old Herod Town
On this site stood Herod Town, one of the last Indian villages in this section to remain after the coming of the white man. According to longstanding local tradition, when General Andrew Jackson and his troops came through here on the way to Florida . . . — Map (db m27017) HM
Georgia (Troup County), LaGrange — George Michael Troup
George Michael Troup was born September 8, 1780 and died April 26, 1856. During Troup's tenure as Governor of Georgia (1823-1827), Troup County was created on December 16, 1826. Boundaries of original Troup County extended from the Flint River on . . . — Map (db m11684) HM
Georgia (Troup County), LaGrange — 141-6 — LaGrange College – 1831
LaGrange College is the oldest non-tax supported institution of higher education in Georgia. It was chartered in 1831 as LaGrange Female Academy. The charter has been changed three times as the trustees altered the name to LaGrange Female Institute . . . — Map (db m37013) HM
Georgia (Troup County), West Point — More Enduring Than Marble
East Face of Monument: More enduring than marble shall be the memory of the Confederate patriot in whose life fidelity to principle found loftiest expression. West Face of Monument: A tribute of love from the women of . . . — Map (db m59030) HM
Georgia (Union County), Blairsville — 144-1 — Davenport Mountain>>>------>
Davenport Mountain in view to the east was named for John Davenport who came to this section in 1838. He built his 40 foot long log house 1/2 mi. to the east, over the peak of the mountain. It survived until removed in 1942 to make way for Nottely . . . — Map (db m33067) HM
Georgia (Upson County), The Rock — 145-2 — Unknown Confederate Dead
Here lie twelve Confederate soldiers, ‘known but to God’, who died of disease and wounds, 1864- 1865, in the General Hospital, Georgia State Line, located near this spot. Dr. A.P.Brown was senior surgeon in charge of the hospital. Dr. E.A. . . . — Map (db m9052) HM
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-11 — General LaFayette
Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834) was born in the Castle of Chavagnac, in Auvergne, France. He entered the French Army early in life and in 1777 came to America and volunteered for service in the Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m13898) HM
Georgia (Walker County), LaFayette — 146-8 — West Armuchee Valley
Southward for several miles is the pleasant little valley of W. Armuchee Creek; Dick Ridge on the E.; Taylor's Ridge on the W. Situated 3 mi. S. are Old Shiloh Ch. & the Wm. Little res. - where Maj. Gen. John B. Hood was taken from the field of . . . — Map (db m13908) HM
Georgia (Walton County), Monroe — 147-4 — Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County
Walton County has been the home either through birth or short residence of the following Georgia Chief Executives: WILSON LUMPKIN (1831-1835) ALFRED HOLT COLQUITT (1877-1882) JAMES S. BOYNTON (1883) HENRY D. McDANIEL (1883-1886) . . . — Map (db m20717) HM
Georgia (Ware County), Waycross — 148-6 — The Wildes Massacre
Here, on a Sunday morning in July, 1832, seven members of the Wildes Settlement were murdered by an Indian raiding party from the Okefenokee Swamp. Six of the victims were of the Wildes family, one was a 12-year-old girl of the Wilkinsons. Five . . . — Map (db m53057) HM
Georgia (Warren County), Warrenton — 149-1 — Warren County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1793, is named for Gen. Joseph Warren, Massachusetts Revolutionary hero killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. What is claimed to have been the first iron works and woolen mill in Georgia was . . . — Map (db m49372) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Davisboro — 150-17 — Fenn's Bridge
On Nov. 27, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved from Sandersville toward Louisville on its destructive March to the Sea. The 20th Corps (Williams) and Carlin’s division, 14th Corps (Davis), moved to Davisboro . . . — Map (db m38008) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Oconee — 158-11 — Ball's Ferry
On Nov. 23, 1864, Maj. Gen. H. C. Wayne, Adj. Gen. of Georgia, was in Oconee (No. 14, CRR), 10 miles N. with a mixed force [Confederate] of 1200 men and 6 guns (including the Corps of Cadets, Georgia Military Institute) to defend the RR bridge over . . . — Map (db m107287) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Sandersville — 11 — Rev. J. D. Anthony — 1824 ~ 1899
James Danelly Anthony entered the Methodist ministry at the 1847 Georgia Conference and after 50 years of service retired in 1897. He had 12 different charges and was 4 times Presiding elder for separate districts, one being the Sandersville . . . — Map (db m24763) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Tennille — 150-18B — Irwin’s Crossroad
On Nov. 26, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ball’s Ferry (9 miles SW), on pontoon bridges, after two days of . . . — Map (db m35509) HM
Georgia (Wayne County), Jesup — 151-2 — Doctortown
To the east of here on the Altamaha River was the site of Doctortown. The name may have been derived from a Muskogean Indian word, "Alekcha," purported to mean doctor. A Creek Indian, "Alleck" is belived to have lived there during the late 1700s. . . . — Map (db m4855) HM
Georgia (White County), Helen — 154-10 — Nacoochee ValleyValley of the Evening Star
This valley has long fascinated travelers, writers and artists. It was farmed for centuries by Indians and white men alike. The valley was devastated by Spanish and American gold hunters and timbermen and has been carefully nurtured by prosperous . . . — Map (db m43706) HM
Georgia (White County), Sautee — 154-1 — Stovall Mill Covered Bridge
Fred Dover constructed a bridge and nearby grist, saw and shingle mill complex here in the late 1800s. The original bridge washed away in the early 1890s and Will Pardue replaced it in 1895 with the present 38-foot structure. Dover sold the . . . — Map (db m8984) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Dalton — 155-17 — Hamilton House
This brick house & the stone spring house in the low ground back of it, were built by John Hamilton about 1840. During the Winter, 1863-1864, when the Confederate Army of Tennessee, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, occupied Dalton, Brig. Gen. J.H. . . . — Map (db m10830) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Dalton — 155-30 — The Blunt House<-----<<<
This house, built in 1848 by Ainsworth Emery Blunt, pioneer settler of Dalton, has been continuously occupied by members of his family. Appointed postmaster of Cross Plains in 1845, Mr. Blunt was elected mayor when that town became Dalton in 1847 . . . — Map (db m44735) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Rocky Face — 155-16 — George Disney's Grave
High up on Rocky Face, S. of gap, is the lone grave of English-born George Disney, Co. K., 4th Ky. Inft., Lewis' “Orphan Brigade”, Bate’s div., Hindman’s Corps (CS). The 4th Ky. was deployed to form a living telegraph line from base . . . — Map (db m11075) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tilton — The Chase, and a Battle250 yards →
To the left over the railroad crossing stood a water tower where the famed "General", of "The Great Locomotive Chase" stopped for water while being chased by the "Texas", April 12, 1862. A brief stop was made at nearby Green's Wood Yard for fuel. . . . — Map (db m10791) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Washington — 157-23 — Phillips Mills Baptist Church
On June 10th, 1785, 16 members met in a mill on this site owned by Joel Phillips, a Revolutionary soldier, and organized Phillips Mills Baptist Church. The Rev. Silas Mercer, leader of the group, became the first pastor of the church, and served in . . . — Map (db m25513) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Washington — 157-11 — Wilkes County
Wilkes County, an original County, was created by the Constitution of Feb. 5, 1777 from Creek and Cherokee Cessions of June 1, 1773. At first, it contained all of Oglethorpe, Elbert, Lincoln, and parts of Taliaferro, Hart, Warren, and Madison . . . — Map (db m25454) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Washington — Wilkes County Confederate MemorialCSA — 1861-1865
Erected Anno Domini 1908 By the "Last Cabinet" Chapter United Daughters of The Confederacy, Ladies Memorial Association, and Sons of Veterans. — A tribute of abiding love for our Confederate Heroes. (Left . . . — Map (db m30352) HM
Georgia (Worth County), Sylvester — 159-3 — Thigpen Trail
Thigpen Trail, oldest military road in Georgia, was cut by James Thigpen to transport military supplies of Col James Moore, former Carolina governor. It followed a wellbeaten trail of the Indians from the mountains to the sea in use before the era . . . — Map (db m40110) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Lanark — A Stone Arch Bridge on the Galena Road
The Stone Arch Bridge that stands to the east of the present highway was on the Galena Road, once the most important trail in northern Illinois. Along this route innumerable people streamed northward to the lead mines near Galena every spring and . . . — Map (db m55806) HM
Illinois (Ogle County), Polo — The Galena Road
In the early 1830’s pioneer traffic moving north from Peoria crowded primitive trails and forced a direct route to Galena. In 1833, Levi Warner’s state survey marked the Galena Road. It cut through this schoolyard. Private Abraham Lincoln passed . . . — Map (db m55795) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana's Old State CapitolNorth Boulevard at Lafayette
Its architectural style has been both celebrated and criticized, but there's no disputing Louisiana's Old State Capitol is one of the nation's most distinct public buildings. Renowned architect James Dakin chose the building's Gothic Revival design. . . . — Map (db m96602) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 17 — Sick Housec. 1840
Slave purchases represented large monetary investments for plantation owners. Returns on investments were possible only when the slaves were healthy and able to perform their duties. Most planters arranged for a doctor to tend to the sick on a . . . — Map (db m112058) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Lafayette Museum / Le Musee de Lafayette
Established 1954 by Les Vingt-Quatre Home of Louisiana's first Democratic Governor Alexandre Mouton (1804-1882) Built prior to 1836

fondé en 1854 par Les Vingt-Quatre Résidence du Premier Gouverneur Démocrate de . . . — Map (db m85870) HM

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