Tennille (HMGS0)

Location: Tennille, GA 31089 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 56.165', W 82° 48.729'

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Tennille, the highest point, on the Central of Georgia Railroad, between Macon and Savannah, named for a public spirited citizen, Mr. Francis Tennille, was called for a number of years, Station No. 13. The land for the Right of Way, which made the town possible was given by Mr. Sam O. Franklin. The railroad was practically destroyed by Sherman's forces; by his orders the railroad rails were heated and twisted so that they were useless and all warehouses burned. Eight miles South of Tennille was Fort Irwin, the stockade or fort erected by Governor Jared Irwin and three brothers for the protection of the settlers from Indian attacks.
HM NumberHMGS0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number150-2
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330582 N 3645658
Decimal Degrees32.93608333, -82.81215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.165', W 82° 48.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 9.90" N, 82° 48' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 137 Smith St, Tennille GA 31089, US
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