Historic Markers Across Georgia

Dudley M. Hughes

Marker ID: GHM 143-5
Location: US 80 near southeast edge of Danville
County: Twiggs
Coordinates: N 32° 36.113    W 083° 14.636
  32.60189103    -83.243938
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7TVC
Dudley M. Hughes Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


"Magnolia Plantation" was the home of Dudley Mays Hughes, four times a member of Congress from 1909 to 1917. He was the co-author of the Smith ~ Hughes Vocational Education Bill which was passed by Congress Feb. 23, 1917. This Bill provided Federal aid for vocational education in agriculture, domestic, mechanical and other lines for both youths and adults. Hughes was one of the builders and a president of the Macon, Dublin and Savannah Railroad. Throughout his career he was very active in promoting the agriculture and industry of Georgia.

GHM 143-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1954

Dudley M. Hughes
Photo by Ken Moser