Newborn (HM21V5)

Location: Newborn, GA 30056 Newton County
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N 33° 30.833', W 83° 41.5'

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Formerly Part of Baldwin, Jasper Counties

Settlement began after the 1807 Land Lottery. R. Fretwell, W. Burge, J. Hartwell & S. Gay moved to the area c. 1809. A log church was built for the Methodist in 1820. Rufus Broome, Nestor & John W. Pitts settled with the idea of developing a town. Sandtown (Newborn) became a hub of trade, education and medical care. Newborn Academy / Palmyra Institute was established 1837. John W. Pitts, a Union sympathizer is credited with saving the town from Sherman┬┤s torch by entertaining the General on 11/19/1864. The arrival of the middle Ga. & Atlantic R.R. in 1893 gave a boost to the economy wh`ere cotton dominated until after World War II.
HM NumberHM21V5
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Landmarks Committee, Newton County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 249987 N 3711502
Decimal Degrees33.51388333, -83.69166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 30.833', W 83° 41.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 30' 49.98" N, 83° 41' 30" W
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Area Code(s)706, 678, 770
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4400-4440 County Rd 213, Newborn GA 30056, US
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