Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials, and Legends

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Pelican Publishing, Jun 1, 2006 - History - 672 pages
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This part of Knight's multivolume work includes DeSoto memorials, Georgia's state seals, the first steamboat patent, the legend of "Lover's Leap," a list of governors, and historic county seats, chief towns, and noted localities of the following counties: Appling Bacon Baker Baldwin Barrow Bartow Ben Hill Berrien Bibb Brooks Bryan Bulloch Butts Calhoun Camden Campbell A four-year endeavor, this comprehensive record of Georgia was originally published in 1913 and 1914. Lucian Lamar Knight conscientiously preserved the state's history through meticulous research of courthouse records, news clippings, libraries, and even cemetery headstones. His interviews with all of Georgia's most prominent patriotic organizations also harvested a wealth of rare information. Each original volume is divided into two parts, offering four easy-to-reference books. The series boasts an elaborate index, helpful to any genealogy student interested in researching Georgian ancestors.
 

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1
Landmarks and Memorials
51
Home Sweet Home John Howard Paynes Georgia Sweetheart and Imprisonment
62
Lost for 114 Years the Mystery of General Greenes Place of Entombment
71
Georgias Great Seals
89
Georgia Issues the First Patent for a Steamboat
99
President Washingtons Georgia Visit the Diary of His Trip
102
General Elijah Clarkes TransOconee Republic
106
Town Cemetery Greensboro
357
Oconee Cemetery Athens
362
Town Cemetery Sparta
372
Alta Vista Gainesville
375
Town Cemetery Forsyth
378
Rose Hill Macon
381
Oak Hill Griffin
391
Oak Grove Americus
394

Fannin at Goliad Story of the Brutal Massacre of 1836
115
William H Seward A Georgia SchoolMaster
121
Crawford W Long The Discoverer of Anesthesia
131
John Clark His Grave Overlooking St Andrews Bay on the Gulf of Mexico
138
Liberty Hall The Historic Home of the Illustrious Confederate VicePresident
142
The Last Order of the Confederate Government
154
Memorial Day Its True History
156
Thomas Holley Chivers An Erratic Genius
167
Georgias First Governor His Mysterious Death
170
Two Pioneer Baptists The Story of the Mercers
172
Ebenezer The Story of the Salzburgers
179
Sunbury An Extinct Metropolis
193
Fort Morris The Last to Lower the Colonial Flag
198
New Inverness The Story of the Scotch Highlanders
202
The Acadians in Georgia
207
The Moravians in Georgia
211
Roswell The Home of Mr Roosevelts Mother
215
Dr Francis R Goulding The Author of The Young Marooners
222
Who Invented the Sewing Machine?
225
The Savannah Her Maiden Trip Across the Atlantic in 1819
228
How the General Was Captured The Story of the Famous Andrews Raid
231
How Mr Bryan Secured His Nomination in 1896
235
The Wrens Nest Its Memories of Joel Chandler Harris
239
Stone Mountain A Monolith of Prehistoric Times
245
The Old Field School
252
Georgias Early Masonic History An Important Volume Discovered
263
Mrs Wilson Comes Home
269
Historic ChurchYards and Burial Grounds
275
Bonaventure Savannah
286
Laurel Grove Savannah
299
Catholic Cemetery Savannah
311
St Pauls Augusta
312
Summerville Augusta
317
The Arsenal Augusta
323
City Cemetery Augusta
325
Old Midway Liberty County
338
Old Cemetery Louisville
344
New Cemetery Louisville
346
Town Cemetery Milledgeville
347
Rest Haven Washington
352
Smyrna ChurchYard Eight Miles From Washington
354
Presbyterian Cemetery Lexington
356
Town Cemetery Oxford
395
Linnwood Columbus
397
Town Cemetery Decatur
404
Confederate Cemetery Marietta
407
Town Cemetery Cartersville
410
Myrtle Hill Rome
414
Oakland Atlanta
417
Westview Atlanta
428
Town Cemetery Greenville
432
Oak Hill Newnan
435
Myths and Legends of the Indians
441
The Legend of Hiawassee
442
The Legend of the Cherokee Rose
445
The Legend of Lovers Leap
446
The Legend of Sweetwater Branch
449
Yahula
450
The Ustutli
452
Aganunitsis Search for the Uktena
454
The Enchanted Mountain
457
The Burnt Village A Tale of the Indian Wars
460
The Enchanted Island
464
Tamar Escapes from the Indians
467
De Soto and the Indian Widow
468
The Man Who Married the Thunderers Sister
471
A Tragedy of the Swamp
474
Queen Elancydyne
478
Tales of the Revolutionary CampFire
483
Georgia Commissions the First Warship
484
The Arrest of Governor Wright
486
The Adventures of Robert Sallatte
488
The Tories Georgias Reign of Terror
491
McIntosh at Fort Morris Come and Take It
500
How Savannah Was Captured
503
Elijah Clarke The Bedford Forrest of the Revolution
504
The Story of Austin Dabney
509
The Siege of Augusta
512
St Johns Parish
516
Colonel John White Hero of the Great Ogeechee
518
A Revolutionary Puzzle
520
GEORGIA MISCELLANIES
525
HISTORIC COUNTY SEATS CHIEF TOWNS AND NOTED LOCALITIES
555
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Lucian Lamar Knight (Born in Atlanta in 1868) graduated from the University of Georgia in 1888. An accomplished attorney, newspaperman, and minister, Knight spent four years of his leisure time poring over court documents, old newspaper articles, and burial ground tombstones, all to accurately recount the history of his beloved home state. Originally published in 1913 and 1914, this work stands as an accurate historical reference of Georgia at that time. Knight died in 1933 at the age of sixty-five and is remembered in the American National Biography as a writer, poet, historian, speaker, and master of ceremonies.

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