New 140 Page Illustrated Booklet. Early days in Jefferson County, GA -- encompassing the towns of Louisville, Wadley, Bartow, Moxley, Stapleton, Stellaville, Matthews, Avera, Wrens, Bethany and Zebina -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this little booklet, a reprint of History of Jefferson County (1927) by Mrs. Z.V. Thomas, plus an excerpt from Historical Collections of Georgia by Rev. George White. The 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# paper. The covers are protected with vinyl sheets. Among the many subjects discussed are: Slavery and the Slave Market in Louisville; Early settlers of Georgia and of Jefferson County, with many names; Schools in the county; How George Galphin acquired Louisville "in a dream; Indians in the area; the Ogeechee River, Briar Creek and other physical features; Eli Whitney, and how the cotton gin was invented; Louisville, days as the state capital; Officers from Jefferson County in the War Between the States; Prominent Citizens; the Yazoo Fraud; a Historical Sketch by Warren Grice; and the county's part in WWI. Illustrations in the booklet depict: the Jefferson County Court House; the Old Slave Market at Louisville, Built in 1758; Louisville Academy; Stapleton School; the School at Wadley; the School at Matthews; Wrens School; the School at Bartow; and a Group of Jefferson County Soldiers in Confederate Uniforms.
Jefferson County, GA
Sources: History of Jefferson County Georgia
Authors: Mrs. Z. V. Thomas
Original Publication Year: 1927
Original Publisher: Pudney and Russell
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