The Colony CityFounded at Swan in 1895 by Mr. Philander H. Fitzgerald, lawyer, veteran and publisher of the AMERICAN TRIBUNE of Indianapolis, as a soldiers' colony in the South. Fitzgerald was settled by Union veterans who, tired of Northern winters, flocked from 38 states and 2 territories to this benign and fertile land, which, only 30 years before, had been deep in enemy territory.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 286501 N 3511037|
|Decimal Degrees||31.71485000, -83.25310000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 42.891', W 83° 15.186'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 42' 53.46" N, 83° 15' 11.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 113-199 E Central Ave, Fitzgerald GA 31750, US|
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