Marker Text: Settlement of Carmel community began with the creation of Meriwether County in 1827. Early families – Caldwell, Burton, Campson, Gray, Reynolds, Williams, Pope, and Glass – came from Edgefield District, South Carolina. They established Carmel Academy, churches, a cotton gin, blacksmith shop, general merchandise and farm supply store, millinery, lace business, post office, cane syrup mill, and a pottery. Carmel native, Harmon White Caldwell (1899-1977), became Dean of Lumpkin Law School, President of the University of Georgia, and Chancellor of the University System of Georgia.
Tips for Finding This Marker: At the intersection of GA 362 and Carmel Road in Senoia