Historic Markers Across Georgia

Gen. Bush's Home

Marker ID: GHM 009-1
Location: 608 West Suwannee, Fitzgerald, GA
County: Ben Hill
Coordinates: N 31° 43.162    W 083° 15.703
  31.71936666    -83.26171666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMC494
Gen. Bush's Home Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


This was the home of General William Jordan Bush, last survivor of the 125,000 heroes from Georgia who fought for the South. Gen. Bush was born near Gordon, Ga. July 10, 1845, and died here Nov. 11, 1952. In the War Between the States he was a private in Co. B, 14th Ga. Infantry, under Capt. Tom Wilcox and Gen. Hohn B. Gordon. HIs title of General was won through offices held in the United Confederate Veterans.

Active until a few weeks before his death at 107, Gen. Bush attended all UCV reunions and danced at public functions.

GHM 009-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1954

Gen. Bush's Home
Photo by Ken Moser