Historic Markers Across Georgia



Willis Pentecost Menefee - 1814 – June 24, 1855



Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Main Street (Georgia Route 29) and Fayetteville Road, Palmetto, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.033    W 084° 40.167
  33.51721666    -84.66945
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
Willis Pentecost Menefee - 1814 – June 24, 1855 Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

Willis Pentecost Menefee

Father of the Town
— 1814- June 24, 1855 —


Buried here are Willis P. Menefee and his mother Nancy Collier Menefee (Feb. 6, 1771- Dec. 2, 1852).

Major Menefee donated his land for businesses, schools, parks and the Palmetto Methodist Church and gave all land necessary for the Atlanta and LaGrange Railroad.

Because of Major Menefee this spirit of kindness and generosity still prevails in Palmetto.

Erected 1980.




Willis Pentecost Menefee - 1814 – June 24, 1855
Photo by David Seibert



 

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