Newborn

Newborn (HM21V5)

Location: Newborn, GA 30056 Newton County
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Country: United States of America
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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.
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HM NumberHM21V5
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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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