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Burke County Historical Markers

Site of Planters EMC


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Site of Planters EMC
  • Location: Located at intersection of Bellevue Plantation and Porter Carswell Rds, 3 miles west of U.S. 25

SITE OF PLANTERS ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

On August 5, 1936, an organizational meeting of the Planters Electric Membership Corporation was held in the Bellevue Plantation commissary building. Those present and elected to become officers were Porter W. Carswell, President; Frank M. Cates, Vice-President; Joel Chappell, Secretary-Treasurer; and John Reese. The Planters Electric Membership Corporation was officially incorporated on November 12, 1936 thus being the third cooperative to be formed in Georgia and only the seventeenth in the United States

PLANTERS EMC GEORGIA 017