Thursday, October 11, 2007

Marker updates

As I may have indicated in the past, I plan to devote a lot of time this year updating my marker and courthouse websites. Thanks for keeping me informed on what you're doing.On Monday, I met with some people from the Georgia Department of Economic Development. They indicated that planning was beginning to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2011-15). They think that there will be a lot of interest in historical markers. In fact, they are going to be seeking funding from the General Assembly to take responsibility for the historical markers related to the Civil War. As you know, no one currently is doing anything to maintain, repair, repaint, and replace markers. So, this is welcome news.Ed

Don Hogan ((Bellsouth)) wrote:I continue to update the markers page. Here are the latest additions.

Missing markers

From Edwin L. Jackson, at UGA

Don, I read in the newspaper that they are trying to put money into DNR's budget to reopen the marker repair shop. In addition to missing markers, there are many that are in need of repair or repainting and are in a variety of DNR facilities (e.g., state park storage sheds). It's been shameful what has happened to our marker program, so maybe something will finally be done.Ed

Monday, October 1, 2007

Georgia Civil War Markers

Don Hogan is retired and lives in Sandy Springs, GA. His hobbies are tennis, the Civil War, and hunting waterfalls. Don is a contributor to and the Historical Marker Database. is a wonderful site with over 2000 pages and 5500 photographs. Anyone who runs across really needs to visit
Of the 950 Civil War Markers in Georgia, Don has photographed in excess of 400 of the markers in the greater Atlanta area. His goal is to continue to add to his collection of photographs but unlike other marker hunters he does not intend to track them all down!
In addition to his hunt for markers Don has visited numerous Civil War locations.

Check them out!