Long County Timeline Mural

Long County Timeline Mural (HMACP)

Location: Ludowici, GA 31316 Long County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 42.598', W 81° 44.672'

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Completed May 1997

Altahama River borders Long County andwas a boundry between the Indians andearly settlers. During the RevolutionaryWar, Fort Telfair at Beard's Bluff providedsafety for the colonists. Frontiersmen made a living cutting trees. They fastenedlogs together, floated them down the Altahama to Darien, sold them and walked40 miles home. By mid 1840's a railroadarrived in Johnson's Station, later renamedLudowici. From 1904-1914 William Ludowici used local clay to manufacture roofing tilesat a plant on Factory Hill. In appreciation of money contributed for a new school,the town was renamed. After 1910 Ludowici'sdowntown grew into a row of storefrontson this street. Fire destroyed the block in the 1970's. The 1990's brought populationgrowth and the completion of a new school.There is promise of a bright future forcitizens of "a county on the go."

Acknowledgements:
The Long County Mural project sponsoredby the Long County Chamber of Commercewas funded by donations and through agrant from the Georgia Council for the Arts,Grassroots Arts Program. Chamber presidentRichard Flournoy suggested the mural forthe Wiregrass Trail tourism project. Thetimeline theme was designed by Melanie Stokes. Activities were coordinated byNancy Dare.

Thanks to the building owner RichardCoronado who let us use his wall and themany who contributed some financially, others as artist, painters and as friendsof the mural project. Thank you Long County.

Volunteers and Contributors:
( List of 77 names )
Long County Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
1996-1997
( List of 10 members)
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HM NumberHMACP
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByLong County Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 429453 N 3508529
Decimal Degrees31.70996667, -81.74453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.598', W 81° 44.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 35.88" N, 81° 44' 40.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210 Mc Queen St, Ludowici GA 31316, US
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