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Gwinnett County Historical Markers

Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia’s First Woman Mayor


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia’s First Woman Mayor
  • Location: 2956 Buford Highway, at Strickland House, Duluth

Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia’s First Woman Mayor

Alice Harrell Strickland (1859-1947) and her husband Henry built this home in 1898. The Stricklands raised seven children before Henry’s death in 1917. Mrs. Strickland then became a community leader. With her service as Mayor of Duluth in 1922-23, she became Georgia’s First Woman Mayor. Additionally, she served as Civic Club president, opened her home as a children’s clinic since there was no hospital facility available, and led the community in forestry conservation with the donation of land for a community forest. Mrs. Strickland lived here until her death.

Erected by The Georgia Historical Society and the City of Duluth

1999.11
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