James A. Everett

James A. Everett (HMZVK)

Location: Fort Valley, GA 31030 Peach County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 33.233', W 83° 53.283'

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Founder of Fort Valley

Here on the Indian Path that connected two Indian Trails, from Hartford to Fort Hawkins and from Barnard's Crossing to the Old Creek Agency, James Abbington Everett established, in the 1820's, the Indian Trading Post around which Fort Valley arose. He married Mary Beaufort Greene in 1835. At his death, in 1848, he owned 242 slaves, and more than 12,000 acres of land. A public benefactor, he gave land for church and school use here, secured for Fort Valley the Southwestern R.R., and devoted his wealth to Christian Education in Georgia.
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HM NumberHMZVK
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
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Marker Number49 D-6
Placed ByWorks Progress Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 228812 N 3605511
Decimal Degrees32.55388333, -83.88805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 33.233', W 83° 53.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 33' 13.98" N, 83° 53' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 204 W Church St, Fort Valley GA 31030, US
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