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Capt. James W. Patterson

Captain James W. Patterson

James W. Patterson was born about 1823 in King and Queen County, Virginia. He was the son of Thomas Patterson, who died before 1840,...
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Native American Place Names of Southwest Georgia

Southwest Georgia was inhabited by various groups of Native people for hundreds and hundreds of years prior to the first European incursion. It therefore...
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John R. Stapler

John R. Stapler was one of four men who in 1860 signed the documents necessary to incorporate the town of Valdosta. Some say it...
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The Native People of Southwest Georgia

Only one group of Native people in North America, who we call the Cherokee, ever created a written language. This unfortunately came late in...
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Early Newspapers Serving Lowndes County and Southwest Georgia

Lowndes County, Georgia was created in December 1825, but there was no newspaper printed or published there until 1858. From the outset, legal advertisements...
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Franklinville, Troupeville, the Court House Fire of 1858

Franklinville, Troupeville, the Court House Fire of 1858 and the loss of Lowndes County, Georgia records The first county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia was...
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Syrup and Sugar on the Farm

When I was growing up in Lowndes County, no members of my father’s family were still farming. The farmland my father’s parents and his...
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Dr. Henry Briggs

Editor's Note:  South Georgia Today is very pleased to announce our new History Column, Pioneer Trails and Tales, written by C.E. Hightower, Jr.  Mr....
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