Buckhead

Buckhead (HMAIT)

Location: Buckhead, GA 30625 Morgan County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 34.25', W 83° 21.833'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 178 views
Inscription
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of

Buckhead

One of the earliest settlements in Morgan County, the area around Buckhead was still in close proximity to Native American Territory in the early 1800s. According to local lore, a group of hunters tracking game crossed the Oconee River from Greene County and found this area to be ideal for settlement. To attest to their good fortune, the head of a buck deer killed by the hunters was hung in a tree.

Though the town of Buckhead was formally incorporated by the Georgia Legislature in 1887 and recorded in 1908, the earliest document reference to this community dates to 1819 in an account ledger for a general store located here. By 1823, a post office had been constructed, and by the 1830s, the Georgia Railroad came through Buckhead. A Methodist Church was organized in 1824, and a Baptist Church in 1890. A four-room schoolhouse that had ten grade levels, employed eight teachers, and possessed an auditorium was constructed in 1900.

Buckhead also enjoyed a thriving commercial center that included four general stores, two drug stores, a bank, a cotton buyer's office, three restaurants, a barber shop, a livery stable and a hotel. Industries included a cotton gin, a grist mill, and a blacksmith shop.

Several large fires have taken their toll on Buckhead through the years destroying many of its old buildings. Additionally, the agriculture economy has shifted from cotton production to dairy operations.
Details
HM NumberHMAIT
Tags
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMorgan County Bicentennial Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 1:15pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 280584 N 3717076
Decimal Degrees33.57083333, -83.36388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.25', W 83° 21.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 15.00" N, 83° 21' 49.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4900 Buckhead Rd, Buckhead GA 30625, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Federal Raid
0.19 miles
Fort Mathews
2.84 miles
The March to the Sea
3.52 miles
Swords
3.7 miles
Bethany
4.47 miles
Park's Mill
4.5 miles
The Oconee River Railroad Bridge
4.94 miles
Early Public Forum
5.18 miles
Progressive Experiment
5.42 miles
Community Settlement
6.12 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?