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Central Counties

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SEVEN COUNTIES IN CENTRAL GEORGIA! Early days in seven central Georgia counties, east and southeast of Atlanta, are recalled thru a mix of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 29 Page Spiral-bound Booklet reprinted from the Rev. George White's Historical Collections of Georgia, and another hard-to find book: Georgia, a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, a WPA publication. The 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. Only five of the counties were included in White's 1854 book: Butts, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton and Walton, since the other two didn't exist at that time. Clayton was formed in 1858 from Fayette and Henry counties; Rockdale, in 1870 from Henry and Newton counties. Past and/or present area communities include: (Not all of these are named in the booklet. *County Seat ) Butts -- Dublin, Flovilla, *Jackson, Jenkinsburg, Lofton's Store; Gwinnett -- Auburn (part), Berkeley Lake, Braselton (part), Buford, Cains, Choice's Store, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, *Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Norcross, Rest Haven (part), Norcross, Orrsville, Pinckneyville, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Yellow River; Henry -- Cotton River, Double Cabins, Hale's Store, Hampton, Hollinsworth's Store, Locust Grove, *McDonough, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, White House; Newton -- *Covington, Mansfield, Newborn, Oxford, Porterdale, Sandtown, Oak Hill; Rockdale -- *Conyers, Lithonia; Clayton -- College Park (part), Conley, Ellenwood, Forest Park, Fort Gillem, *Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow, Rex, Riverdale; Walton -- Between, Good Hope, Jersey, Loganville (part), *Monroe, Social Circle (part), Walnut Grove. The excerpts from White's book concerns the development of this area until shortly before its publication date in 1854, while excerpts from the 1940 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 are: Early Settlers; Physical Features; Agriculture; Minerals; Industries; 1850 Census Extracts; Early Grand Jurors; Instances of Longevity; Murder; Indian Mounds; a Monument in Lawrenceville to slain soldiers; Southern Masonic Female College, Georgia Conference Manual Labor School, Emory College and Emory Junior College; Rev. James Osgood Andrew, the slavery issue and a split in the church; Lucius Q.C. Lamar; the Battle of Jack's Creek; Notable 19th Century homes; Future Farmers of America Camps; Channing Cope's Yellow River Farm radio program; Trappist Monastery; a Cork Tree; Lloyd Shoal Dam; Holiness Campground, Creek treaties and Indian Springs State Park; and other interesting bits of history and trivia.

Central Counties, GA
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Cover of Central Counties History

Sources: Historical Collections of Georgia; History of Butts, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton and Walton Counties
Authors: Rev. George White
Original Publication Year: 1854
Original Publisher: Pudney and Russell
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