Historic Markers Across Georgia



James A. Everett



Marker ID: WPA 49 D-6
Location: City Hall, Fort Valley
County: Peach
Coordinates: N 32° 33.24    W 083° 53.288
  32.55400694    -83.88813464
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7F7C
James A. Everett Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Here on the Indian Path that connected two Indian Trails, from Hartford to Fort Hawkins and from Barnard´s Crossing to the Old Creek Agency, James Abbington Everett established in the 1820´s the Indian Trading Post around which Fort Valley arose. he married Mary Beaufort Greene in 1835. At his death in 1848, he owned 242 slaves, and more than 12,000 acres of land. A public benefactor, he gave land for church and school use here, secured for Fort Valley the Southwestern R.R. and devoted his wealth to Christian Education in Georgia.

GA-49 WPA D-6



Fort Valley City Hall
James A. Everett
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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