Historic Markers Across Georgia



Felton Home



Marker ID: GHM 008-14
Location: US 411 1/2 mile NE of jct w/Ga 20 at Old Tennessee Road
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 12.369    W 084° 47.965
  34.20615    -84.79941
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM259E
Felton Home  Marker  



Text:

Dr. William H. Felton and his wife, Rebecca Latimer, lived from 1853 until 1905 in the house east of this marker.

A physician, minister and noted orator, Dr. Felton was the leader of the Independent Revolt from the State Democratic Party in the 1870´s and won three spectacular Congressional campaigns.

Mrs. Felton´s appointment in 1922 at the age of 87, as the first woman U.S. Senator climaxed a long career in which she had gained wide recognition as an author, newspaper columnist, and crusader for women´s rights.

GHM 008-14 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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