Early days in six Georgia counties are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 27 Page Spiral-bound Booklet reprinted from White's Historical Collections of Georgia, and another hard-to find book: Georgia, a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, a WPA publication. This booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the three-color front cover. Four of the counties were included by name in White's book: Columbia, Hancock, Warren, and Washington. The other two were made later, by whittling down the older counties. They include: Glascock, made from Warren in 1857, and McDuffie, made from Columbia and Warren in 1870. Past and/or present area communities include: (Some of these are not named in the booklet. *County Seat ) Columbia -- *Appling, Augusta, Evans, Grovetown, Harlem, Wrightsborough, Raysville Glascock -- Edge Hill, Gibson, Mitchell Hancock -- Mayfield, *Sparta, Powelton, Mount Zion McDuffie -- Boneville, Dearing, *Thomson Warren -- Camak, Jewell, Mesena, Norwood, *Warrenton, Mayfield, Double Wells Washington -- Davisboro, Deepstep, Harrison, Oconee, Riddleville, *Sandersville, Tennille and Warthen The excerpt from White's book concerns the development of this area up to its publication date, while excerpts from the WPA book, offer a nostalgic glimpse from a mid-20th Century vantage point, including historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse topics from the older book are: Early Settlers; Physical Features; Agriculture; Minerals; Industries, including the Hancock Mfg. Co., and others; Churches; 1850 Census Extracts; Instances of Longevity; Revolutionary patriots, including Henry Graybill, Major Nicholas Curry, Captain Thomas Cobb, David Hodge (who married at 102), Col. William Few (extensive biography), and others; a list of officers in Lt.-Col. Samuel Alexander's Regiment in 1797; the humorous poem "The Battle of the Kegs" ; Indian Mounds; a 3600 pound jury; Early Grand Jurors; Tales of Indian attacks; Prominent Citizens, including David Bushnell (Dr. Bush), Col. Daniel Appling, and others; List of citizens loyal to the Crown; Stone that Cures Snakebite and other bits of history and trivia. The WPA book mentions the old Kiokee Church (1772), the Anabaptists, Thomas E. Watson and Hickory Hill, Middlebrooks House and the Sparta Female academy, the Terrell House, the Harold Rountree House, Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mount Zion Academy, the Baptist Church in Powelton, the McGregor House and the W.W. Pilcher House, both in Warrenton, and more.
Columbia Glascock Hancock Washington McDuffie and Warren Counties, GA
Sources: Historical Collections of Georgia / History of Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Washington, McDuffie and Warren Counties, Georgia
Authors: Rev. George White
Original Publication Year: 1854
Original Publisher: Pudney and Russell
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