• Marker Monday: Ossabaw Island

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Ossabaw Island, Georgia’s third-largest barrier island, which lies twenty miles south of Savannah. The known history of Ossabaw Island dates back farther than that of most of mainland Georgia, due to the plethora of archaeological remnants from centuries past. Some artifacts found on Ossabaw indicate human habitation there as early as […]

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  • Marker Monday: Sandfly

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Sandfly, a community southeast of Savannah, created by the former slaves of nearby Wormsloe and Modena Plantations and maintained by their descendants. The earliest settlers of Sandfly made their livings modestly; the men often by fishing and crabbing and the women by cleaning nearby Isle of Hope estates. During Reconstruction in […]

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  • Marker Monday: Pin Point Community

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Pin Point Community, a small unincorporated rural community in the Savannah Metropolitan Area near the Moon River. Pin Point was established by freed slaves following the Civil War, many of whom had worked on Beaulieu Plantation, situated on the Vernon River. After General William Tecumseh Sherman overtook the battery that had […]

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  • Marker Monday: Palmyra

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the history of the town of Palmyra, Georgia. During the early 19th century, settlers began to move to southwest Georgia as cotton production in that area of the state expanded. In 1825, Lee County was created by act of legislation from land ceded by six chiefs from the Creek Nation. The […]

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  • Marker Monday: Sterling Holloway, 1905-1992

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Sterling Holloway, an actor best known as the voice of Winnie the Pooh. On January 4, 1905, Sterling Price Holloway, Jr. was born in Cedartown, Georgia, to Sterling P. Holloway, Sr. and Rebecca Boothby Holloway. Holloway attended Georgia Military Academy (now Woodward Academy) in College Park, Georgia, and went on to […]

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  • Marker Monday: Poulain Du Bignon and Du Bignon Burying Ground

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the life of Christophe Anne Poulain du Bignon, who became the owner of Jekyll Island. In 1739, Christophe Anne Poulain du Bignon was born in France to a poor but aristocratic family. At ten years-old, du Bignon went to sea as a cabin boy on the L’Hercule for the French East […]

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  • Marker Monday: Bethesda: It’s Founding

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the founding of Bethesda Orphan House and Academy, the predecessor of today’s Bethesda Academy in Savannah. In the years following Georgia’s founding, ongoing outbreaks of disease left the colony unable to care for the growing number of orphans. After arriving in Georgia in 1738, Rev. George Whitefield set out to open […]

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  • United Distributors Historical Marker Dedication

    Marker Monday: United Distributors

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights United Distributors, a beverage distribution company, headquartered in Smyrna, Georgia. Following the repeal of prohibition in 1933, it fell to each state to establish its own laws and regulations regarding alcohol sales, distribution, and consumption. In March 1935, prohibition officially ended in Georgia when Governor Eugene Talmadge signed the Alcoholic Beverage […]

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  • Marker Monday: Elizabeth Evelyn Wright

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the life of Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, pioneering educator and founder of Voorhees College. In 1872, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright was born in Talbotton, Georgia, the seventh of 21 children to John Wesley Wright and his wife, Virginia Rolfe. Growing up, Wright attended school at St. Phillips African Methodist Episcopal Church. At 16 […]

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  • Marker Monday: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Savannah’s Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. In 1930, Leroy “Roy” Grumman and Leon Swirbul began an aeronautical engineering company in an old auto showroom garage in Long Island, New York. Named for Grumman, chief investor and the company’s first president, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Company’s sole market was the military. During World War II, […]

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