• Marker Monday: Marion Bayard Folsom

    Today’s #MarkerMonday honors Georgia native Marion Bayard Folsom, a federal government official and businessman, who passed on September 27, 1976. The McRae native was born in 1893 and attended the University of Georgia before receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard. He went on to spend nearly forty years at the Eastman Kodak Company. […]

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  • Marker Monday: Savannah’s Irish and Robert Emmet Park

    Today’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Savannah’s Irish and Robert Emmet Park in the historic district. The strip of land was originally known as the Irish Green due to its location near the city’s Irish community. It was renamed for celebrated Irish nationalist Robert Emmet in 1902 in preparation for the centennial of his September 20, 1803 […]

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  • Marker Monday: Byron Herbert Reece

    Today’s #MarkerMonday spotlight is on Byron Herbert Reece. The renowned writer, poet, and farmer was born in Union County on this day in 1917. He spent the majority of his life in the North Georgia Mountains, attending Young Harris College intermittently after graduating high school. He went on to publish two novels and four books […]

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    Marker Monday: The Waffle House

    Today’s #MarkerMonday is dedicated to Waffle House, which was founded sixty years ago today in Avondale Estates, Georgia. The iconic Southern business has since expanded to over 1,600 restaurants located in over 25 states. Despite its popularity and widespread success, Waffle House remains dedicated to its original premise: serving good food fast 24 hours per […]

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  • Marker Monday: The Battles of Atlanta

    Today’s #MarkerMonday features the Battles for Atlanta marker in Fulton County. This week in 1864, the Civil War battles surrounding one of the South’s most important railroad junctions concluded after the Union Army destroyed the last railway supplying the city in Jonesboro. General William Tecumseh Sherman subsequently captured Atlanta on September 2nd. The fall of […]

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  • Explosion at the Confederate Powder Works

    Marker Monday: Explosion at the Confederate Powder Works

    The Georgia Historical Society’s Historical Marker Program is a great way to learn about history in the places where it happened. Every Monday we will feature a marker that can be found in our database and through our mobile app. Today’s #MarkerMonday highlights The Explosion at the Confederate Powder Works in Augusta. In August of […]

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