William Arthur Fickling, Sr.

William Arthur Fickling, Sr. (HMXL8)

Location: Macon, GA 31201 Bibb County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 50.15', W 83° 37.617'

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Father of Cherry Blossoms

In grateful memory of William Arthur Fickling, Sr. (1903 - 1990), a long time resident of Macon and Bibb County and leader in numerous civic, governmental, religious and charitable organizations and activities.

Mr. Fickling's broad ranging interests included Wesleyan College, Macon Chamber of Commerce, Bibb County Commission, a number of charitable organizations and Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.

Recipient of numerous awards for his service and contributions, Mr. Fickling was the inspiration for the Cherry Blossom Festival. He gave more than 180,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees to be planted throughout Bibb County. A result of that gift was the Cherry Blossom Festival, which has annually brought thousands of visitors to Macon and is recognized as a premier tourist attraction. Known for his honesty, fearlessness, and dedication to public service Mr. Fickling is widely recognized as one of Macon's most influential and outstanding citizens.
HM NumberHMXL8
Placed ByMacon, Georgia Cherry Blossom Festival
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 254112 N 3636145
Decimal Degrees32.83583333, -83.62695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.15', W 83° 37.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 9.00" N, 83° 37' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 362-384 3rd St, Macon GA 31201, US
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