Screven and Jenkins Counties

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Within these pages lies the story of an enterprising area of east central Georgia, carved from the piney woods some 200 years ago. Screven and Jenkins Counties boast an eventful history, filled with tales of early American settlers in times of peace and times of war. These two counties have endured hardships but have maintained a community of hard-working and dedicated residents. Home to Native Americans in the early 1700s, Screven and Jenkins Counties were slowly settled in the latter half of the eighteenth century. While most of the settlers came from the Carolinas, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, a small German settlement sprang up as well, and descendents of these families can still be found in the area today. Included in this collection of vintage images are the early pioneers who shaped the community, the railroads that contributed to its growth, the wars that claimed the lives of its people, and the schools and churches that provided foundations for its children. From the banks of the lazy Ogeechee River to the preacher who cursed the town, and from the hamlets that formed along the Central of Georgia Railway to the fast-paced life of the twentieth century, Screven and Jenkins Counties is a visual reminder of the indelible marks left by each generation and is sure to be treasured by readers of all ages.
ISBN: 9780738503004
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Angela Lee-Ford, a graduate of Georgia Southern, is a journalist and photographer with a lifelong interest in history. Her previous works include Images of America: Burke County.
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