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The area that would become modern Glennville was first opened to settlement in 1773. In the early decades of the 19th century, settlers converged around the intersection of Hencart Road and Reidsville-Johnston's Station Road. The community that grew around this intersection came to be known as Philadelphia—a name it would hold until 1889, when the village's first post office was established. The village was then renamed after a prominent schoolteacher and minister, Glenn Thompson, who was instrumental in securing the post office for the village. Glennville was incorporated as a town in 1894 and continued to grow remarkably through the coming decades until it became the commercial and agricultural hub of Tattnall County.
ISBN: 9781467116169
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 211
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In 1994, to commemorate Glennville's centennial, the Glennville-Tattnall Museum was organized to celebrate and preserve the area's rich history. Images of America: Glennville combines photographs from the museum's extensive collection with those from the Marvin Perkins collection and countless images donated by local citizens. This magnificent and well-researched work captures the heart and soul of a vibrant community and will preserve Glennville's heritage for generations to come.
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