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Georgia State Penitentiary. From Prisoners to Soldiers. On this 20-acre square stood the first Georgia State Penitentiary. Completed in 1816, the walled compound occupied 2-1/2 acres in the center of the square. The penitentiary housed approximate…
This tribute to the
memory of the
unveiled April 26, 1912.
His heroism, in the
presence of the
conquering foe was
equaled only by
his generosity to his
Construction of this Executive Mansion was authorized in 1835 and completed in 1839. The governor's earlier residence, Government House, just to the south on the corner of Clarke and Greene Streets, had fallen into disrepair. The Mansion is consid…
This 20-acre square as the center of Georgia's state government and location of its capitol building from 1807 until 1868. The "State House," imposing Gothic edifice that dominates the square contained the offices of the governor and the chambers …
In Commemoration of
Marquis De Lafayette
and his visit to
March 27-29, 1825.
Monday March 28 a ball
and supper were given
in his honor in the State
House and a barbecue was
served on these grounds.
"Flame of Freedom"
Dedicated to the veterans of all wars
from Milledgeville and Baldwin County
on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary
of the American Legion
March 15, 1969
"O, Lord, support us a…
In grateful commemoration
of the contribution to agriculture by
Drs. Henry Dawson
Edwin Whitaker, Allen, Brothers,
of Baldwin County, Georgia, in the discovery,
improvement and dissemination, 1920-1940, of
the Allen Strain, reseed…
In 1997 a cemetery restoration began here that triggered a movement to memorialize patients buried at state psychiatric hospitals nationwide. After discovering nearby neglected cemeteries interred some 25,000 people, members of the Georgia Consume…
This square was reserved for public use in the city's original survey and became the site of early church buildings. One hundred yards south of this point is a stone marking the site of the first Methodist Church erected in Georgia west of the Oco…
To The Memory ofRear Adm. John W. Wilcox, Jr.Born Midway Ga. Mar 22, 1882Commander of Battle ShipsAtlantic Fleet U.S. NavyLost at sea from his flagshipthe U.S.S. Washingtonon Mar 27, 1942off Sabel Island, N. Atlanticlongitude 60? W. latitude 44? N.