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Harris County Historical Markers

Whitesville


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Whitesville
  • Location: Ga. 219 in Whitesville

WHITESVILLE

Incorporated in 1837 and named for the pioneer “White” family. Whitesville was the site of a stagecoach stop, inn, and stores on a branch of the Oakfuskee Indian Trail. This early road continued across the Chattahoochee River at Dobb’s Ferry, at the lower end of Miller’s Bend Shoals near the mouth of Mountain Creek. The post office at the older settlement, Mountain Creek, established in 1830 with Joseph I. Whitaker, postmaster, was moved to Whitesville in 1835. The Whitesville Methodist Church was organized in 1837 in the home of Reuben Rabb Mobley, first class leader. Jeremiah Rush was an early pastor.

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