Little did I know when I drove into the cemetery at Sweetwater Baptist Church a few weeks ago that I would encounter the tallest grave marker I’ve seen to date in my walks across the burial grounds of old Campbell and Douglas County. I discovered a family story mired in wealth, greed, over … [Read more...]
Every Now and Then
A blog about Douglas County history, including stories of old Campbell County. Follow Lisa's Every Now and Then page on Facebook.
As many know who follow my efforts at researching and publishing local history I grew up in Red Oak, Georgia, once part of old Campbell County. My father, John Land, was the manager of the West Building Materials store and lumber yard along Roosevelt Highway. I attended Eastern Elementary school in … [Read more...]
I have fond memories of Saturday night when I was in high school and college. Often they were nights filled with drives into Atlanta to see what kind of trouble of the good kind I could find. Some of my regular haunts included dinner at the original Buckhead location of Longhorn’s Steak where the … [Read more...]
Several times as I’m digging in the oldest records of Douglas County I end up in Campbell County records since Douglas was formed from land that had once been Campbell County. Often as I get into some of the biographical information I see the same phrases regarding Native Americans. I see things … [Read more...]