Historic Markers Across Georgia

Woodrow Wilson Spring

Marker ID: GHM 121-40
Location: US 25 at McBean Creek, at the Burke County line
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 14.205    W 082° 2.713
  33.23675    -82.04521
Waymark: None


This spring at McBean Creek was named Woodrow Wilson Spring by Resolution of the General Assembly of Georgia, January, 1960, to perpetuate the memory of Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States. Wilson (1856- 1924) spent his boyhood in Augusta, Georgia, and attended school there while his father was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.

By Resolution the General Assembly recognized Wilson as `one of the truly great men of his time¨. who had an abiding love for his country and his people and did everything humanly possible to prevent wars among nations and to preserve peace.`

GHM 121-40 Georgia Historical Commission