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Early County Historical Markers

Confederate Flag Pole


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Confederate Flag Pole
  • Location: Early County Courthouse in Blakely

CONFEDERATE FLAG POLE

This flag pole [no longer standing] from which the Stars and Bars proudly flew is the last original Confederate flag staff still standing in Georgia.

The stalwart pole was hewn from a long leaf pine tree that grew one mile southwest of this city in Early county. It was hauled by a yoke of oxen into Blakely and erected where it now stands by Thomas Williams and others on

MAY 16TH, 1861.

049-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954