Historic Markers Across Georgia



Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor



Marker ID: GHS 67-1
Location: 2956 Buford Highway, at Strickland House, Duluth
County: Gwinnett
Coordinates: N 34° 0.262    W 084° 8.325
  34.00436666    -84.13875
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM10GE
Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor Marker  



Text:

Alice Harrell Strickland (1859-1947) and her husband Henry built this home in 1898. The Stricklands raised seven children before Henry´s death in 1917. Mrs. Strickland then became a community leader. With her service as Mayor of Duluth in 1922-23, she became Georgia´s First Woman Mayor. Additionally, she served as Civic Club president, opened her home as a children´s clinic since there was no hospital facility available, and led the community in forestry conservation with the donation of land for a community forest. Mrs. Strickland lived here until her death.

Erected by The Georgia Historical Society and the City of Duluth

Located at The Strickland House Antiques, 2956 Buford Highway in Duluth



 

 

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