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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMKYV_site-of-bowdon-college_Bowdon-GA.html
Bowdon College was Georgia's fifth chartered institution of higher education and first coeducational institution. Bowdon was a frontier community of merchants and yeomen who nourished the growth of a school where earnest students of limited means …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8B6_charles-carroll-of-carrollton_Carrollton-GA.html
Carroll County, created by an act of the Georgia legislature in December, 1826, proudly bears the name of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Charles Carroll was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1737. He attended preparatory schools in this country …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8B5_dixie-street_Carrollton-GA.html
During the war between the states Carrollton was spared a bloody battle but she sustained four raids by Union troops. The last raid occurred 15 days after the surrender at Appomattox when troops commended by Union General John Croxton, returning f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM89L_first-rea-substation-in-carroll-county_Carrollton-GA.html
In 1936, a young attorney from the Victory community began investigating the possibility of bringing electric service to rural farms and homes in the West Georgia area. Together with rural merchants, farmers, a preacher and a mail carrier, they fo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM843_mcintosh-reserve_Whitesburg-GA.html
William McIntosh, Scotch-Coweta Chief of the Coweta Towns, distinguished soldier in the battle of Autossee and Horseshoe Bend, and in the Seminole Wars with the rank of Brigadier-General, was killed by Upper Creeks and is buried here, the site of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM842_council-bluffs-treaty_Whitesburg-GA.html
Here at the home of Creek Chief Wm McIntosh, a treaty establishing a new boundary between the CHEROKEE and CREEK Indian Nations was drafted and signed. The north boundary was later used in the first survey of Carroll County in 1826-27.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6GW_villa-rica-explosion_Villa-Rica-GA.html
Around 11:00 a.m. on December 5, 1957, a natural gas leak under Berry's Pharmacy caused an explosion that destroyed four buildings and damaged several others in Villa Rica's downtown. The explosion killed twelve and injured twenty. The tragedy hig…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6GV_thomas-a-dorsey_Villa-Rica-GA.html
Thomas Andrew Dorsey, composer of over 400 blues and gospel songs, lived here following his birth in Villa Rica on July 1, 1899. At Mt. Prospect Baptist Church he was exposed to shape-note singing and at home learned to play a used pump organ, exp…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6GT_the-grove_Villa-Rica-GA.html
In the mid-1600s, John Tyson traveled from the British Isles to Virginia. Over the next 200 years, his descendents migrated to North Carolina and on to Georgia. Alexander, Clement, and Jehu Tyson and their mother Penelope settled this land in 1853…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6GP_sacred-harp-singing_Carrollton-GA.html
When Georgians B.F. White and E.J. King compiled the songbook, The Sacred Harp, in 1844, they were continuing a singing tradition, which would ultimately become identified with the book. Thousands of southerners would be exposed to music through t…
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