The Spring Place Ruritan Club and the Spring Place Historic Township are sponsoring a work day at the Spring Place Cemetery on Saturday, February 29. This historic burial ground dates to the 1840's--when Murray County was a recent addition to the map of Georgia and Spring Place was the county seat for an area that included Whitfield, Catoosa, and part of Gordon Counties in addition to present-day Murray. The cemetery is located on Tibbs Bridge Road west of GA Highway 225 in Spring Place.
The older section of the cemetery contains a number of old family plots that need more than the regular maintenance performed by the Cemetery Committee's perpetual care fund. In many cases, thee are no family members left to do this "extra" work and workers hope to remedy this situation on Saturday (29th).
Among those interred at Spring Place are 19th century physicians L.P. Bagwell who lost his life in a house fire in 1899 and Dr. James Allen who died in the 1860's as well as legislators C.N. King, R.E. Wilson, and V.C. Pickering; talc mining pioneers Samuel Field and W. C. Tilton; educators Lula Gladden and Pauline Ogletree; Colonel William Luffman of Civil War Fame; an unknown Union soldier from that same conflict and at least 150 other veterans, county officials, and local entrepreneurs. Just for the record, Mr. Tilton's pet parrot is buried in the plot with him and Charlie Brown's dog is buried next to him--no not THAT Charlie Brown and it's "Gyp" not Snoopy!
THe work day will begin at 9 a.m. and all who are willing and able to help are invited to bring rakes, clippers, loppers, shovels, a garbage bag or two, maybe even a saw or a wheelbarrow to pitch in and beautify this special spot with an equally special place in Murray County's history. For more information contact Tim Howard at 706-695-2740 or email@example.com.
Dr. Mary Walker
Sunday, March 15
Crown Gardens & Archives
DR. MARY WALKER IS MARCH PROGRAM SUBJECT
Dr. Mary Walker’s time in Dalton during April 1864 is the focus of the March program by researcher Michael Hitt. Walker was under contract with the U. S. government as a surgeon when she was captured at Nickajack Gap west of Tunnel Hill on Apr. 10, 1864. She was taken to Gen. Johnston’s headquarters the next day & remained in Dalton until she was sent to Richmond on April 20.
The program will be Sun., Mar. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Crown Gardens & Archives.
Thanks for keeping WMHS current!
Vintage Gas Stove
VINTAGE MAGIC CHEF GAS STOVE FOR SALE--Manufactured in 1920s or early 1930s. $500 cash. Serious inquiries only.
Call 706-278-0217 & leave message.
Copies of Dorothy "Dot" McCrory's poetry book,
"Too Much Cider in the Applesauce,"
are available at the Crown Gardens & Archives,
715 Chattanooga Ave. Dalton GA
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Copies are $25.
A copy can be mailed for $35.
Book sales benefit the Lesche Club scholarship fund.
Copies of the Historic Photographs of The Whitfield County Schools Available For Purchase!
The Historic Photographs of The Whitfield County Schools by Ellen Keith Thompson is available for purchase. If you're interested in purchasing the book, please maila check payable to WMHS to P.O. Box 6180Dalton, GA. 30722 in the amount of $55 (includes shipping and handling). Or, you can purchase the book at the Crown Gardens & Archives for $45 located on 715 Chattanooga Avenue, Dalton, GA. 30722. All the proceeds from the books sales will the basis of the endowmenet fund for the 40th Anniversary.
Hours at Crown Garden and Archives
To better serve our community
we are open M-F 10am - 4pm.
Please call to schedule an appointment on weekends and evenings for research and events!
For research, please call to verify that we have the family files.
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Hours at Blunt House, Hamilton House, and Huff House
The Blunt House is open for tours on Fridays from 10:30 until 4.
The Huff House is open for tours on Fridays from 10 until 3.
Hamilton House is open by appointment by calling the Archives at (706) 278-0217.