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Belleville
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 32° 09.138 W 081° 58.468
17S E 408106 N 3557733
Quick Description: The Belleville Historical Marker is located at the Belleville train station at the corner of GA 169 and GA 292 in Belleville, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 11:26:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM3HX2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 11

Long Description:
The marker reads:
"This town, named for area pioneer Frances Bell Smith, was founded in 1890 on property owned by Pulaski Sikes Smith, John M. Wood, and Benjamin Berrien Brewton in then Tattnall County. Town lots were platted adjacent to the newly laid tracks of the Savannah & Western Railroad. The railroad depot, constructed soon after the tracks were laid, served as the town's center of commerce and social activity. Bellville rapidly gained importance as a regional transportation hub for agricultural and timber products such as cotton, naval stores, and lumber, and as the home of Belleville Academy, established in 1890.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the City of Bellville
2000.8
54-1"
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 54-1

Date: 2000.8

Sponsor: Not listed

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