Site of Childhood Home of Richard Malcolm Johnston

Site of Childhood Home of Richard Malcolm Johnston (HM9ZC)

Location: Crawfordville, GA 30631 Taliaferro County
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N 33° 33.406', W 82° 53.7'

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Richard Malcolm Johnston (1822-1898), educator and author, was born at Powelton. Later, his father moved to Crawfordville for better school facilities for his children. The Powelton home was torn down and reerected on this site. Johnston was educated at old Crawfordville Academy and Mercer University. Among his best known works are "Dukesborough Tales," "Old Mark Langston," and with W.H. Browne, "Alexander H. Stephens." Stephens is said to have received his idea of keeping open house at "Liberty Hall" from the great hospitality of the Johnston family in their home across the street.
HM NumberHM9ZC
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number131-16
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 324084 N 3714621
Decimal Degrees33.55676667, -82.89500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.406', W 82° 53.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 24.36" N, 82° 53' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31 Park St, Crawfordville GA 30631, US
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