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Baldwin County Historical Markers

Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty
  • Location: West Hancock Street near the old Baldwin County Courthouse in Milledgeville

BIRTHPLACE OF CHARLES HOMES HERTY
(1867-1938)

Charles Holmes Herty, one of America’s outstanding chemists, was born on this site December 4, 1867. He spent his early life in Milledgeville where he attended the Middle Georgia Agricultural and Military College (now Georgia College). Later he studied at John [sic] Hopkins and at European universities. Aided by his efforts, American chemistry became a giant industrial enterprise, and the Georgia pine became a valuable raw product in this new industry.

005-10 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1983