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[GA] Historical Harrisburg.Baldwin Cnty

List of Blacks include
James T Pritchard
Charlie Slater

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Historical Harrisburg
Family preserves history of their community for generations to come

Alexander Cain
The Union-Recorder

No matter how closely you look, you won’t find Harrisburg listed on any map — unless you stop by and visit with James Finney.

“I started putting names and numbers in. I just pulled it one step by step,” said Finney. “I started writing little notes.”

For the last few years, Finney, 57, has spent countless hours investing his time into making sure the map he is helping to create of his neighborhood is as correct and accurate as possible.

He has paced through weeds and debris. He has pored over documents and talked to neighbors and relatives. He has walked and driven the roads that he played on as a boy.

There’s a lot at stake — if he succeeds, the map will be the first of its kind. To date, his is the only known map in existence that documents the nearly 200-year-old African-American community of Harrisburg in Hardwick, located between Highway 441 South and East Allen Memorial Drive.

For full story, please see the Feb. 25, 2006 edition of The Union-Recorder.

Hamp Brown Bottom An old African American community east of capitol square. It host a festival anually. Next one Aug. 19-20th 2006. Phone 478-452-5904


Harrisburg Old African American community In Hardwick, named after Solomon Harris. The Union Recorder published a great news article on Saturday Feb. 25 2006 about the history of Harrisburg. For those interested, a copy of the newspaper is a must


Trilby Community in south Baldwin/Toomsboro Hwy. near Black Creek in Scottsboro District. Families here were Halls, Humphries, Barnes, Slater, Bland, Richardson and Sibley

Name: Mrs. Magnolia P. Slater
Death Date: 06 Oct 1920
Certificate: 27354-B

Will take a closer look at this suspect
4 1 272 Slater, James F. Baldwin County Buchanans Coweta County
1827 Land Lottery of GA
Check out [black] Wesley Slater in the 1880 mortality schedule

Milledgeville John Pritchard 1 male mulatto single Aug measles
105 Annie Simmons 7 female mulatto single March burned
105 Daisy Simmons 9 mos female black single Aug whooping cough
105 Lula Simmons 5 female multato single March dropsy
Baldwin County, named after Abraham Baldwin, was created in 1803 by Creek cessions of June 1802. The land was distributed by the 1805 Land Lottery. The Second (1807) Lottery of Georgia, Act of Legislature was passed on June 26, 1806. Five new counties were made out of parts of Baldwin and Wilkinson: Morgan, Randolph (later to become Jasper (County), Jones, Putnam, and Telfair. Portions of Wilkinson Co. were added in 1806, 1807, 1856 and 1872. Portions of Hancock County were added in 1807. Portions of Washington County were added in 1807, 1812 and 1826. Portions of Jones County were added in 1856.

Milledgeville, named after John Milledge, was the state capital of Georgia from 1807 to 1868 & incorporated as a city in 1836.

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