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New Brooks County Marker Explains Civil War History

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

About 150 people gathered by City Hall to dedicate a plaque symbolizing the county's rich history steeped in the war.

The community hopes the marker will both educate visitors and promote tourism in the area.

This marker tells the story of four men executed in Brooks County for leading a slave revolt in 1864.

"The same uprising was put down before it was ever hatched," said Todd Groce, the President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society. "It still has a great relevance because it tells the African American people that they too are a part of the Civil War."

The marker is from the Georgia Historical Society and it's one of 15 new plaques erected in the peach state this year.

Brooks County's commemorative marker is the only one in south Georgia.


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