Croatan Indian Community

Croatan Indian Community (HM96W)

Location: Register, GA 30452 Bulloch County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 17.425', W 81° 52.517'

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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 cotton and tobacco. The Croatan community established the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Adabelle, as well as a school and a nearby cemetery. After the collapse of the Adabelle Trading Company, the Croatans faced both economic hardship and social injustice. As a result, most members of the community returned to North Carolina by 1920. The tribe to which these families belonged became known as the Lumbee in the early 1950s
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HM NumberHM96W
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number16-1
Year Placed2004
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Bulloch County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 417585 N 3572963
Decimal Degrees32.29041667, -81.87528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 17.425', W 81° 52.517'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 17' 25.50" N, 81° 52' 31.02" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 Co Rd 195, Register GA 30452, US
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