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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2310_stilesboro-academy_Cartersville-GA.html
Prior to the Civil War the state did not provide for public education. Consequently, the settlers in the Stilesboro community decided to erect an academy for the education of their children. A public subscription raised $5,000 to erect the school.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2304_u-s-navy-supply-corps-school-former-site-of-georgia-state-normal-school_Athens-GA.html
U.S. Navy Supply Corps School Commissioned on this site 15 January 1954, the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School is the "Home" of the Navy Supply Corps. At this school newly commissioned Navy Supply Corps officers receive basic training in leadership…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22XW_camp-oglethorpe_Macon-GA.html
After the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, on April 6 & 7, 1862, the Confederate government selected Macon as a Federal prisoner-of-war camp site. The Macon Fair and Parade Grounds was used to incarcerate 900 prisoners-of-war later that spring. Named …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22QX_privy_Maysville-GA.html
Guernsey ranch owned by A. Luther and Bertha Pittman H. Freeman Donated by: Children and Grandchildren Jefferson 2000
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22QK_the-hurricane-shoals-covered-bridge_Maysville-GA.html
On this site in 1882, the original Hurricane Shoals Covered Bridge was completed, spanning some 127 feet at the cost of a mere $1,433. Vandals burned the old bridge in 1972, spoiling a community landmark and transportation corridor that had been i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22O7_valdosta-street-railroad-company-waiting-station-1917_Valdosta-GA.html
The waiting station erected for the ladies at South Ga. State Normal College (in 1950, Valdosta State College), is all that remains of the streetcar system. The electric railroad was begun in 1899 to accommodate the 1900 State Fair at Pine Park (f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22MG_columbus-symphony-orchestra_Columbus-GA.html
The second orchestra to be formed in America, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1855 by Herman Saroni, a German conductor and student of Mendelssohn, who was drawn to the city because it "had built for herself a reputation of culture.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22M8_progressive-experiment_Madison-GA.html
The 1906 Perry Act established college-prep boarding schools for rural youth in each of Georgia's12 congressional districts. Morgan, Putnam, and Wilkes counties submitted proposals for the 8th District Agricultural & Mechanical School campus, even…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22M7_early-academies_Madison-GA.html
Early academies were private, state chartered institutions. Only a year after the town founding in 1809, commissioners were appointed to organize Morgan County's first academy, officially incorporated as the Madison Academy in 1815. Both male and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22M6_early-public-forum_Madison-GA.html
Common among the counties during the settlement period, Morgan County (1807) first transacted public business at a private residence - Fields Kennedy's home. After Madison was designated as the county seat in 1808 until the construction of a forma…
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