Historic Markers Across Georgia


Marker ID: GHM 102-2
Location: At Johnstonville on Johnstonville Rd NE of Barnesville
County: Lamar
Coordinates: N 33° 5.345    W 084° 4.456
  33.08908277    -84.07426831
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4JWE
Johnstonville-1821 Marker  


Established in 1821, Johnstonville was the first county seat of Monroe County. It was named for the Johnston family which came here from South Carolina. The old home place of John Johnston, the original settler, is still standing and still in the family. In 1821 Monroe County extended from Houston County to Fayette County and from Ocmulgee to the Flint Rivers. Later both Bibb and Pike Counties were formed largely from it. Pike subsequently being further divided into Spalding, Upson and Butts Counties.
GHM 102-2 Georgia Historical Commission 1954