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Wrightsboro-GHM-094-5-McDuffie Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 33.046 W 082° 30.602
17S E 359815 N 3713368
Quick Description: At Wrightsboro on Wrightsboro/Stagecoach Rd, 4 mi W of US 78
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2009 7:33:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM6Q7M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 7

Long Description:
On this site in 1754, Edmund Grey, a pretending Quaker, founded the town of Brandon, named for one of its leaders. In Dec. 1768, Joseph Mattock and Jonathan Sell, Quakers, obtained a grant of 40,000 acres from the Royal Governor, Sir James Wright, revived the town and renamed it Wrightsboro, in his homor. By 1775 over 60 families had settled in the town and 200 in the township-all Quaker. During the Rev- olutionary War the fort here, Fort Wrightsboro, was commanded by Captain Thomas White. John Louis Porter edited the newspaper "The Village Wreathe." Sherwood Roberts kept the inn.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 094-5

Date: 1956

Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

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