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Creation Date

7-7-2012

Description

Racepond Named for Race Pond Marker , Charlton Co GA

This marker is located in Charlton County, Georgia.

The text on the marker reads as :

" Racepond was named for ´Race Pond´, a round cypress pond near here, where, about 1836, United States soldiers ran their horses for sport.

The troops were stationed at the pond to watch for and capture any Indians who might venture our from Okefenokee Swamp where they had taken refuge from the great trek to the Western Reservation. Only a few men at a time were needed for patrol duty, and the rest amused themselves by racing their mounts over a track they constructed around the pond. A soldier wounded by the Indians died in camp and was buried near the track."

GHM 024-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

Latitude, Longitude

30.97930000, -82.12060000

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Racepond Named For "Race Pond" Marker; Racepond; Round cypress pond; Raced horses; Charlton County (Ga.); Historical marker --- Georgia --- Charlton County.

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