Mazie Whitfield Nelson - Smyrna Cem Assn MKR
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N 33° 53.010 W 084° 30.886
16S E 729846 N 3752018
Quick Description: Mazie Whitfield Nelson Historical Marker (Side 1) Located in Smyrna Memorial Cemetery, Memorial Dr., Smyrna
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2007 4:14:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM2FH6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:

MAZIE WHITFIELD NELSON

Jan. 1, 1890 - Feb. 2, 1977

From her birth home just across the railroad track on Gilbert Street, Mazie Whitfield Nelson watched the growth of downtown Smyrna from a village of less than 400 when she was born on New Year's Day in 1890, to a community of over 20,000 when she died. In her youth, downtown flourished as the commercial center of an agricultural economy. From 1905 to 1945 it was served

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THE SMYRNA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

MAZIE WHITFIELD NELSON

Jan. 1, 1890 - Feb. 2, 1977

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by the Atlanta Northern Railway electric streetcar. Her self-published
recollections, "Past Present and Future" chronicled significant
events in the town's life, including tragedies and experiences like
the arrival of the first car. She was a school teacher, insurance
saleswoman and the town librarian. The archway over the entrance
to this cemetery was funded by contributions she collected.

THE SMYRNA CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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