Georgia'S Landmarks, Memorials, And Legends

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Georgia'S Landmarks, Memorials, And Legends

Georgia'S Landmarks, Memorials, And Legends

A comprehensive review of the state's landmarks, memorials, and legends as researched in 1913.From the Back CoverItems covered in this first volume include Light Horse Harry Lee's bivouac, the true story of Jefferson Davis's arrest at Irwinville, the Old Creek Indian Agency, and historical outlines, original settlers, and distinguished residents of the following counties:ApplingBaker Baldwin Banks Bartow Ben Hill Berrien Bibb Bleckley Brooks Bryan Bulloch Burke Butts Calhoun Camden Campbell Carroll Catoosa Charlton Chatham ChattahoocheeChattooga Cherokee Clarke Clay Clayton Clinch Cobb Coffee Colquitt Columbia Coweta Crawford Crisp Dade Dawson Decatur DeKalb Dodge Dooly Dougherty Douglas Early Echols Effingham Elbert Emanuel Fannin Fayette Floyd Forsyth Franklin A four-year endeavor, this comprehensive record of Georgia was originally published in 1913 and 1914. Lucian Lamar Knight conscientiously preserved the state's history through meticulous research of courthouse records, news clippings, libraries, and even cemetery headstones. His interviews with all of Georgia's most prominent patriotic organizations also harvested a wealth of rare information. Each original volume is divided into two parts, offering four easy-to-reference books. The series boasts an elaborate index, helpful to any genealogy student interested in researching Georgian ancestors.James Edward Oglethorpe established Georgia as a colony for English debtors. Confederate president Jeff Davis was arrested in a thicket of wood near Irwinville by the Fourth Regiment of Michigan cavalry. Georgia is also the birthplace of the cotton gin and the Cherokee alphabet and home to the oldest U.S. state college. This volume outlines significant landmarks and monuments and the people and events behind them. Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials and Legends is the comprehensive guide to the colorful tales, heroes, and legends that arose from the state's unique heritage.Part 2 of this two-part volume contains reminiscences of historic figures, local Indian legends, Revolutionary and Civil War stories, and a guide to cemeteries and churchyards.Lucian Lamar Knight was educated at Princeton and was compiler of the state records of Georgia. He also wrote parts 1 and 2 of Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials and Legends: Volume 2.About the AuthorBorn in Atlanta in 1868, Lucian Lamar Knight was graduated from the University of Georgia in 1888. An accomplished attorney, newspaperman, and minister, Knight spent four years of his leisure time poring over court documents, old newspaper articles, and burial ground tombstones, all to accurately recount the history of his beloved home state.Originally published in 1913 and 1914, this work stands as an accurate historical reference of Georgia at that time. Knight died in 1933 at the age of sixty-five and is remembered in the American National Biography as a writer, poet, historian, speaker, and master of ceremonies.

Specification of Georgia'S Landmarks, Memorials, And Legends

AuthorKnight, Lucien
Publication Year2006-08-09

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