(1895-1967)Eurith Dickinson Rivers was governor of Georgia from 1937 to 1941. He actively supported President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal Program. Rivers' innovative leadership produce Georgia's first Department of Public Welfare, free school books, the State Highway Patrol, and modernization of the state highway system. Born in Arkansas, Rivers married Lucile Lashley in 1914 and moved with his family to Milltown (later Lakeland) in 1920 to practice law. He is buried in Lakeland. Built in 1940 on the shores of Banks Lake, the ranch style house, designed by Frank Byrd, was relocated to this site in the early 1980s.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society, LILA, Inc., Lanier County Lions Club, Farmers and Merchants Bank, and Lakeland-Lanier Chamber of Commerce|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 300414 N 3435665|
|Decimal Degrees||31.03776667, -83.09125000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 2.266', W 83° 5.475'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 2' 15.96" N, 83° 5' 28.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1033-1049 W Main St, Lakeland GA 31635, US|
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