• Savannah: Colonial Capital

    Marker Monday: Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of Representative Government in Georgia

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” February’s #MarkerMondays explore the history of the colony of Georgia and its first city, Savannah. In honor of Georgia Day, February 12, today’s #MarkerMonday highlights Georgia’s founding and colonial capital- Savannah! Signed by King George II in 1732, the original charter establishing the […]

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  • Colonial Town Gate; Davenport House

    Marker Monday: Colonial Town Gate: Davenport House

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” February’s #MarkerMondays explore the history of the Colony of Georgia and it’s first city, Savannah. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the colonial town gate of Savannah, near the present-day site of the Isaiah Davenport House. Originally built in 1820 by architect Isaiah Davenport and […]

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  • Marker Monday: Noble Jones’ “Wormsloe”

    In anticipation of Super Museum Sunday on February 11, 2018, this month’s #MarkerMonday posts will explore the history of sites participating in the state-wide event. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Wormsloe, the oldest of Georgia’s tidewater estates. Since the establishment of the plantation in 1730s, some portion of the original Wormsloe property has remained in the hands […]

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  • Marker Monday: Old Fort King George

    In anticipation of Super Museum Sunday on February 11, 2018, this month’s #MarkerMonday posts will explore the history of sites participating in the state-wide event. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Fort King George, the first British garrison in the Colony of Georgia. During the 1600s and early 1700s, the land around the Altamaha River, now a […]

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  • Marker Monday: Findley Ridge

    In anticipation of Super Museum Sunday on February 11, 2018, this month’s #MarkerMonday posts will explore the history of sites participating in the state-wide event. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the 1828 Dahlonega Gold Rush in North Georgia. Following the discovery of gold in what later became known as Dahlonega in 1828 and 1829, thousands of […]

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  • New Echota Cherokee National Capital

    Marker Monday: New Echota-Cherokee National Capital

    In anticipation of Super Museum Sunday on February 11, 2018, this month’s #MarkerMonday posts will explore the history of sites participating in the state-wide event. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights New Echota, the capital of the Cherokee Nation prior to the removal of the Cherokee west of the Mississippi River. Following a legislative act by the […]

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  • Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area Marker

    Marker Monday: Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area

    In anticipation of Super Museum Sunday on February 11, 2018, January’s  #MarkerMonday posts will explore the history of sites participating in the state-wide event. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area in Early County, Georgia. The Kolomoki Mounds site is one of the largest American Indian mound sites in Georgia. The Kolomoki Mounds […]

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  • Marker Monday: Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” December’s #MarkerMondays explore medical history in Georgia and the Georgians who were pioneers in their field. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights William Lorenzo Moss, medical researcher and physician. William Lorenzo Moss was born in Athens, Georgia on August 23, 1876. After receiving his Bachelor […]

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  • Crawford Long Birthplace

    Marker Monday: Crawford Long Birthsite

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” December’s #MarkerMondays explore medical history in Georgia and the Georgians who were pioneers in their field. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Dr. Crawford W. Long, the first doctor to use ether as an anesthetic during surgery. On November 1, 1815, Crawford W. Long was […]

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  • Marker Monday: Alfred Blalock, MD 1899-1964

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” December’s #MarkerMondays explore medical history in Georgia and the Georgians who were pioneers in their field. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Alfred Blalock, MD, the surgeon known for performing the first “blue baby” operation. Alfred Blalock was born in Culloden, Georgia on April 5, […]

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