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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFXF_john-abbot_Sylvania-GA.html
John Abbot, world famed entomologist andcollector of Lepidoptera came to Georgiafrom London in 1790, and settled in Jacksonboro, where he remained many yearscollecting Lepidopterous insects. He was sentto Georgia by a London collector and publishe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFF0_wesleyanna-memorial-church_Sylvania-GA.html
Organized 1868 under bush arbor on Stephen D. Lewis farm by Elder Theo. A. Pharr, John Hardy Bolton, Julia Wells Bolton, Stephen D. Lewis, Martha Howard Lewis, Paul Jenkins, Temperance Jenkins, Fulton L. Oglesby, Mary Bolton Oglesby and Mary Lewis…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMART_middle-ground-baptist-church_Sylvania-GA.html
Middle Ground Baptist Church was constituted July 24, 1827, by the following members; Rev. Moses N. McCall, John R. Thompson, Samuel Newton, George W. Best, Ann Newton, Rhoda Thompson and Alley Anderson. John R. Thompson was the first Deacon and S…
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"Monday, May 16th, 1791" wrote President George Washington in his diary as he recorded the date of his lodging in the Inn of Stephen Calfrey Pearce, 200 yards [note: direction stricken from marker] of this marker. Being forewarned, the Pearces had…
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This church was constituted at Newington Plantation, Chatham County, 1793, in the home of Thomas Polhill. Meetings alternated between the Polhill home near Goshen settlement and the Fox family home near King`s Bridge on the Ogeechee River until 17…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8HM_first-county-seat_Rocky-Ford-GA.html
Between 1765 and 1770 a group of settlers, mostly from North Carolina, settled and received grants for land in the vicinity of what is now Rockyford. Among these first settlers were, Benjamin Lanier, Lemuel Lanier, Valentine Hollingsworth, Fran…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8GM_the-confederate-line_Newington-GA.html
On Nov. 28, 1864, Maj. Gen. H.C. Wayne, Adj. Gen. of Georgia, with a small force (CS) composed of the Corps of Cadets, Georgia Military Institute, Warthen`s Washington County militia company and Pruden`s battery, fell back from Millen and entrench…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7HR_general-samuel-elbert_Sylvania-GA.html
Near this spot, March 3rd, 1779, General Samuel Elbert, then Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons, commanding 60 Continentals and 150 Georgia Militia, made one of the most gallant stands against overwhelming odds of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM79Z_1827-bethel-united-methodist-church_Sylvania-GA.html
In 1792 Bishop Francis Asbury on his yearly visit to Methodist Societies and Churches in Georgia held services while staying with the Lovetts, owners of Burton Ferry Landing, Savannah River. In 1811 Bishop Asbury stopped with "David Lovett, Scrive…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM79X_brick-bethel-church_Sylvania-GA.html
On Dec. 5, 1827 the Rev. Peyton L. Wade conveyed to John Green, John H. Smith, Robert W. Lovett, Richard Herringtom, Sr., Jacob Lewis, Elijah Roberts and John H. Nessmith, Trustees, two and three quarter acres of land on which to build a Methodist…
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