Early days in the Georgia counties of Bulloch, Effingham, and Screven are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 24 Page Booklet reprinted from two rare books: the Rev. George White's Historical Collections of Georgia and Georgia, a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, a WPA publication. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Past and/or present area communities include: (Not necessarily named in the booklet.) Bulloch -- Statesborough Effingham County -- Springfield, Ebenezer, Whitesville, Abercorn Screven County --Sylvana, Jacksonborough, Mill Haven, Paramore Hill, Hudson's Ferry Jenkins County (formed in 1905 from Bulloch, Screven and Burke) --Millen, Perkins The excerpt from White's book covers the development of this area until its publication date of 1854, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Early Settlers for all 3 counties; Extract from the Census of 1850 (Screven and Bulloch); a list of early Bulloch Grand Jurors; Bio of Colonel Daniel McGirth, Revolutionary figure, and his horse the Gray Goose; the settlement of Ebenezer by Salzburgers and their pastor, the Rev. John Martin Bolzius; an extract of the Journals of the first Salzburgers journey from Dover to Ebenezer; Revolutionary Documents of Effingham County with names of signers; Brief Bio of John Abbot, who studied Georgian insects; an colorful Revolutional War tale "possibly" involving one Michael Doherty of Screven ; the battle at Briar Creek on March 1779; Georgia State Teacher's College; old Jerusalem Church at site of New Ebenezer; the Goshen Methodist Church; site of estate of Gen. Nathaniel Greene where Eli Whitney, aided by Mrs. Greene, invented the cotton gin; and other bits of history and trivia.
Bulloch Effingham and Screven Counties, GA
Sources: Historical Collections of Georgia / History of Bulloch, Effingham and Screven Counties, Georgia
Authors: Rev. George White
Original Publication Year: 1854
Original Publisher: Pudney and Russell
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