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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM283H_nix-bell-house_Milton-GA.html
Circa 1896. Early in the 20th Century this house was owned by William Henry (Will) Nix (1886-1953) and Clara Maddox Nix. Clara was the daughter of Dr. Cicero Cincinnatus Maddox a prominent Alpharetta physician. In addition to farming, Nix raised C…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM283G_thomas-b-newton-house_Milton-GA.html
Formerly known as the Old Birmingham Hotel, the building was constructed by Thomas B. Newton, Jr. around 1865. It originally stood next to Hickory Flat Road, but was relocated here in 2007 to preserve it. The building served in numerous capacities…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM283F_thomas-byrd-house_Milton-GA.html
In 1834, Thomas Byrd of Hall County purchased Land Lot 403, consisting of 40 acres, in Cherokee County for $400. Circuit riders often stayed in the two parsons rooms in the house. It also served as a stagecoach stop on the mail route to the gold m…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2838_phillips-homestead_Milton-GA.html
Abner Phillips and wife Nancy Beck came to this area in the early 1830s, eventually acquiring 240 acres. She died in 1837 In 1841, he married Nancy Broadwell. The two unions produced 15 children. Five sons served in the Civil War. Only one survive…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2837_dinsmore-barn_Milton-GA.html
Circa 1890. This iconic barn was owned by Joe and Patsy Dinsmore who raised cotton, corn, and vegetables on 150 acres during the first half of the last century. Patsy maintained a telephone exchange in their nearby house to supplement their income…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2836_walker-barn_Milton-GA.html
Atlanta physician John Walker (1902-1977) purchased a 500 acre farm here in the 1930s. The barn was built in the late 19th century. Originally, the transverse frame barn, with several cribs, was joined together under one roof, separated by an aisl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2835_hagood-store_Milton-GA.html
Charles B. Hagood, an entrepreneur in Milton County, built the Hagood Store at the turn of the 20th Century. This brick structure housed a millinery, run by Bunche Devore, and a post office from 1902-1905, where Hagood served as the Postmaster. Th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2834_hopewell-baptist-church_Milton-GA.html
Spiritual home to many of the area's first families, Hopewell Baptist was constituted on April 14, 1851, with 15 original members. The church joined the Hightower Baptist Association in June 1851. Members first met in the home of Rhoda Byrd Rogers…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2833_double-branch-voting-district-courthouse_Milton-GA.html
This structure served the Birmingham community as one of seven militia district courthouses in Milton County. Rolls were maintained of eligible males between the ages of 15 and 50 who could be called up in times of emergency. The Courthouse also s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2832_boiling-springs-primitive-baptist-church_Alpharetta-GA.html
In November 1837 fen original members chartered the Articles of Boiling Springs Primitive Baptist Church, the first church of its denomination in North Georgia. The original church was a log structure. The first pastor was John Wayne. Solomon Peek…
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