Historic Markers Across Georgia

Nellie Margaret Harris Applin

Marker ID:  
Location: on Park St, in the Kingston Veterans Monument, Kingston, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 14.156    W 084° 56.748
  34.23593333    -84.9458
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Nellie Margaret Harris Applin Marker
Photo by David Seibert


In Memory of Mayor Margo Martin
Nellie Margaret Harris Applin

side one:
Dedicated in 2007, the Kingston Veterans Monument, vision in 1999 by Ms. Nellie Margaret Harris Appling, stands in honor of the lives of four hundred brave men and women whom served their country with valor, honor and dignity. This Memorial resulted from the continuous work of Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Appling, who solely, for three and a half years researched and organized this information, which give insight to the dedicated efforts of these brave men and women. In 2002 Reprehensive Bill Cummings, working with Mrs. Appling and Mayor Margo Martin, introduced Resolution Act 61 (HR949)-Georgia General Assembly to transfer state owned land to the City of Kingston for the Kingston Veterans Monument. April 8, 2004, State of Georgia Properties Commission authorized the transfer of approximately five acres of land to the city of Kingston. Funding for the Kingston Veterans Monument, no easy task, was made possible by in-kind donations; golf and softball tourments; auction

side two;
and a commemorative brick sale. Design of the Veterans Monument was made possible by Mr. Richard Harrison.

On the wall of tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Appling is recognized for outstanding service, work and research. She is the contributing researcher of the biography American Tapestry- The story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of first lady Michelle Obama, author Richard L. Swarns. Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Appling is named a civil rights leader in the Who's Who of the Dr. Martin Luther King diversity class of 1957- 2007. For these great efforts and other notability, Mrs. Appling received a Proclamation from Bartow County Commissioner Clarence Brown and a Resolution for State of Georgia Representative Barry Loudermilk. Mrs. Nellie Margaret Harris Appling's work is recorded in the National Archives, Washington, DC.

Nellie Margaret Harris Applin
Photo by David Seibert