* OFFICIAL *
Regtl. Staff Chickamauga 2018
- Mar 15, 2013
Last week was vacation time for us! Since some are not able to travel at this time, and since we visited some out of the way places, I thought I'd share some pictures.
Lawrenceville & Royston, GA - Our first and second stops were a bit unconventional. There were some antique pharmacy items listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace. We stopped at Lawrenceville for the old cased Henry Troemner apothecary balance scale, which included a boxed set of weights. A little further on, we stopped at Royston, GA for the apothecary jar, bottle, and another boxed set of smaller weights. Both purchases were accomplished via "porch pickup" which means the seller places the items on their porch and the buyer leaves cash in the designated place. Kind of reminds me of the old days, when people contracted business on the honor system. Turns out the second set of weights was labeled Henry Troemner! And the scale is still perfectly calibrated!
Royston, GA - While we were in Royston, we stopped to see the Ty Cobb statue and marker in front of the library.
Madison County Court House - Our next stop was the Madison County Court House which stands on the square in Danielsville, GA. Men from Madison County who enlisted in the Confederate Army, did so at the old courthouse, which stood in the same location. Included among these were members of Companies A and D of the 16th Georgia. The 'new' court house was built in 1901. It is one of Georgia's most ornate courthouses and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When we were there, it was undergoing restoration including a new metal roof. We were pleased to see it being preserved.
Crawford Long, the first doctor to use ether as an anesthetic, was born there in Danielsville and is memorialized on the lawn.
Here are the engravings on the monument.
Another monument to Crawford Long on the other side of the courthouse.
Also on the grounds of the Madison County Court House, there is a brick walk way, commemorating every soldier from Madison County who served in every major war - including my husband's two uncles Ferris Fitts and Felton Fitts, who served in WWII. Felton was U. S. Navy Gunners Mate, 2nd Class, and was killed on LST-507 during Operation Tiger.
Athens, GA - Next, we proceeded on to Athens, GA where we paused briefly to see the double barreled cannon (thread with more pictures from Athens here) We ate dinner at The Varsity where we thoroughly enjoyed the fried sweet potato pies. They were glazed like a doughnut instead of being dusted with powdered sugar and we found them very tasty! Sorry, I didn't think to take any pictures. And that ended Day 1 of our adventure.
Thanks for looking. Stay tuned for more pictures from our adventure which included Laurens and Columbia, SC; Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, VA and vicinity; and a quick side trip to Chickamauga on the way home.