Historic Markers Across Georgia


Marker ID: GHM 073-1
Location: Shoal Creek Church Rd (245) at Parkertown Rd in north Hart County off Ga77
County: Hart
Coordinates: N 34° 27.617    W 083° 2.502
  34.460278    -83.041705
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9FZ1
Parkertown-1832 Marker  


Parkertown was founded in 1832 in what was then Franklin County, now Hart County, by Joseph A. Parker who was born in Virginia in 1774 and moved to Elbert County, Ga. in 1796. He later moved to Big Shoal Creek where Jacob Parker & Co. founded by his sons built what is said to have been the first woolen mill in Georgia on the upper shoal. At the lower shoal they constructed a dam and a flour and grist mill together with a cotton gin and a thresher.

GHM 073-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1954