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Colquitt County (Images of America) by Melody S. Jenkins PDF

By Melody S. Jenkins

situated in a space referred to as the "Pine Barrens" as the branches of the dense, virgin pine bushes interlaced so tightly that they nearly blocked the sun's rays and avoided the expansion of flooring plants, Colquitt County used to be shaped from Thomas and Lowndes Counties in 1856. The county used to be named for Walter T. Colquitt, a Methodist minister, Georgia's such a lot profitable felony attorney, and a country senator. The 1860 Federal Census indexed 1,360 citizens within the county's 547.5 sq. miles. arrange as a buffer sector among the Seminole Indians of Florida and the decrease Creeks of Georgia, the world used to be thought of by means of a few participants of the Georgia meeting as "practically dead" and never valuable of country bills for highway development. From this inauspicious starting, Colquitt County has grown to be a pacesetter in agricultural, commercial, army, municipal, academic, historical, and inventive endeavors. Colquitt County remains to be a pacesetter in all facets of group lifestyles, from the early days of logging, naval shops, farming, and cattle construction, to fashionable advances in schooling, production, agriculture, and the arts.

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