<———<<<<Near here was Blountsville, an early stagecoach station and post office until after the War Between the States. It suffered severely during the War and the town disappeared. The home of many prominent families, Blountsville was the site of Blountsville Academy, chartered in 1834 with Allen Drury, William E. Ethridge, John W. Stokes, Francis Tufts and John W. Gordon serving as trustees. Blountsville was named for the Blount family, pioneer Georgians. A strong Baptist Church was here, first led by Rev. Benjamin Milner. The Tift, Dumas, Miller, Williams, McCullough and Hurt families were other pioneers.
|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 17th, 2014 at 10:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 268430 N 3666190|
|Decimal Degrees||33.10971667, -83.48166667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 6.583', W 83° 28.9'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 6' 34.98" N, 83° 28' 54.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1764 Eatonton Hwy, Haddock GA 31033, US|
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