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Liberty County Historical Markers

City of Walthourville (Side 1)


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: City of Walthourville (Side 1)
  • Location: City Hall on US 119 at Busbee Road

CITY OF WALTHOURVILLE HISTORY WALTHOURVILLE, GEORGIA INCORPORATED IN 1974 “ORGANIZED BY WOMEN, SUPPORTED BY MEN” HONORING MAYOR LYNDOL ANDERSON

The first mayor of the City of Walthourville, who was appointed by Governor Jimmy Carter in 1974. On April 10, 1974 in the presence of a few friends, Attorney J. Noel Osteen Administered the Oath of Office to the mayor. Mrs. Lyndol Anderson and Councilwomen, Mrs. Faye Booth, Mrs. Maxine Gaskin, Mrs. Carrie Kent, Mrs. Ardith Herbert, Miss Celia Davis, and to the clerk, Mrs. Molene Burke at the Walthourville Polling House in Walthourville and was officially elected in the first city election held on December 4, 1974. The first act of Mrs. Anderson was to donate her $150-a-month salary for the betterment of the city and her all female council (Continued on other side) IN RECOGNITION OF HER PAST SERVICE TO THE CITY AND TO THE CITIZENS OF WALTHOURVILLE, THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL HEREBY HONOR MRS. LYNDOL ANDERSON, THE FIRST MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WALTHOURVILLE, THIS 20TH DAY OF JUNE, 2007