Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (HM24JG)

Location: Cordele, GA 31015 Crisp County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 58.049', W 83° 54.743'

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This 1000 acre tract, once the hunting and fishing grounds of Creek Indians, was purchased from Dr. Russell Thomas and John F. Thomas on December 4, 1946, by the Crisp County Commissioners, Dr. L.E. Williams, J. Homer Dorough and Claude L. McMillan, upon the request of the citizens of Crisp County.

It was deeded to the state and accepted by Ben Fortson, Secretary of State, for Governor Ellis Arnall for use and improvement as a perpetual memorial to the heroic service and sacrifice of Georgia veterans, as envisioned by Nelson M. Shipp and provided for by a 1946 Act of the General Assembly introduced by Palmer H. Greene, Representative of Crisp.

Improvements during 1945-1955 authorized by members of General Assembly with approval and aid of Governors Eugene Talmadge, Melvin Thompson, Herman Talmadge, and Marvin Griffin; and State Park Directors Ward Harrison, Charlie Morgan, Newton Moye and Roy F. Chalker; under supervision of Park Engineers H. W. Oliver and John. M. Mann.

Serve the Living - Honor out Heroic Dead
HM NumberHM24JG
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Date Added Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 224760 N 3540537
Decimal Degrees31.96748333, -83.91238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.049', W 83° 54.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 2.94" N, 83° 54' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)229
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2459 GA-30, Cordele GA 31015, US
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