Around Carrollton, Georgia (Images of America Series)

Around Carrollton, Georgia (Images of America Series)

by Suzanne K. Durham


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The history of Carrollton and surrounding Carroll County is a story of farmers and frontiers. Carved from the Creek Indian Nation, the region took to cotton agriculture and related mill industries in the mid-19th century and did not let go for more than 100 years. In the midst of the cotton bolls, several notable schools and education programs developed, namely the Mount Zion Methodist Seminary, the highly coveted Fourth District A&M School, and West Georgia College, whose innovative rural teacher programs earned it national distinction. These charming photographs, spanning roughly from 1885 to 1960, illustrate the region's pastoral pursuits by citizens who also enjoyed the culture and amenities befitting a thriving, modern community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738591421
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/09/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 769,376
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Drawing heavily from various collections owned by Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia (UWG), as well as from private collectors, UWG librarian Suzanne K. Durham has compiled a diverse selection of previously unpublished photographs depicting Carrollton's and Carroll County's past. Images of America: Around Carrollton is a natural companion volume to Durham's highly successful Then & Now: Carrollton, published in 2010.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Carrollton 9

2 Around the County 27

3 Centennial 43

4 Cotton and Canneries 51

5 Sports 63

6 Mount Zion Seminary 79

7 The A&M School 91

8 A College and a County 105

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