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[GA] Historical Harrisburg.Baldwin Cnty
List of Blacks include
James T Pritchard
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
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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