Historic Markers Across Georgia



Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood



Marker ID: GHM 108-2
Location: Main St (US 129) in Watkinsville, GA
County: Oconee
Coordinates: N 33° 51.522    W 083° 24.444
  33.8586998    -83.40740204
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7KE3
Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood Marker  



Text:

This house, about 150 years old, was the birthplace of Bishop Atticus Green Haygood in 1839 and his sister, Laura Askew Haygood, in 1845. Bishop Haygood was chaplain and missionary to the Army, 1861-65; President of Emory College, 1876-84; editor Wesleyan Christian Advocate, 1878-82; administrator Slater Fund, 1889-91; Bishop from 1890 until his death in 1896. Miss Haygood was principal of an early school for girls in Atlanta and was one of the first missionaries to China. She died in Shanghai in 1900. A brother and sister are buried in the yard of this house, now the Methodist parsonage.

GHM 108-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood


 

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