Fairplay

Fairplay (HMXMB)

Location: Rutledge, GA 30663 Morgan County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 41.287', W 83° 34.992'

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On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of

Fairplay

One of the older communities in Morgan County, Fairplay is identified on county maps as early as 1839. Fairplay did not have a railroad line in the community, but it appears to have developed on an old post road. Post office records from the 1880s identify the community as a village with about 40 inhabitants.

In addition to a store and post office, Fairplay also had a cotton gin to serve adjacent farmers. Prospect Church and Prospect School (also known as Fairplay School) are located in proximity to the original site of the store, and both are still recognized at the beginning of the 21st century. A second crossroads community existed to the north of Fairplay, around Malcom's Store and Rock Springs Primitive Baptist Church. According to published accounts, the congregation of Rock Springs was established as early as 1840. Chestnut Grove Church and school, located west of Fairplay, served the African American community in that area.

Because of the individuals who take pride in this community, Fairplay is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
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HM NumberHMXMB
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByMorgan County Bicentennial Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 260547 N 3730571
Decimal Degrees33.68811667, -83.58320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 41.287', W 83° 34.992'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 41' 17.22" N, 83° 34' 59.52" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3500-3510 Prospect Rd, Rutledge GA 30663, US
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