I’ve been researching Douglas County, Georgia history on a full-time basis since December 2010 when my first column went online with Douglasville Patch. By March 2012 my weekly column began appearing in the Sunday edition of the Douglas County Sentinel where it continues today. With less than ten … [Read more...]
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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...]
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...]
One of the best-known movers and shakers in Atlanta in the years leading up to the Civil War was Marcus A. Bell – the A stood for Aurelius, a nod to Marcus Aurelius of ancient Rome fame. In fact, Bell was born in 1828 in Elbert County, and his parents named some of their children for men of ancient … [Read more...]