Two historic markers dedicated in the Good Life City in two days

This historic marker was dedicated at 240 Pine Avenue Wednesday afternoon.


Photo: Kailey McCarthy

On Wednesday, a second historical marker was dedicated in the Good Life City.

In the past two days, two different historical markers have been dedicated in the Albany / Dougherty County area due to Albany's rich history.

The first marker, dedicated to the city of Albany Tuesday, was in honor of Albany native, Edward Vason Jones, a former architect known for designing the Hugh Shackelford House on Dawson road.

On Wednesday, the city earned another historic marker at 240 Pine Avenue in honor of the arrested protesters who were kept at the City Hall / Freedom Alley area during the Civil Rights Movement.

Georgia Historical Society Outreach Coordinator Elyse Butler says Albany's rich history makes it a great place for these markers.

"Albany's a great example of how the community can work together because the colonial dames who put forth the Edward Vason Jones historical marker and the Civil Rights institute here, worked together with the Albany / Dougherty Historical Preservation Committee and they worked together to put the applications together," said Butler.

There are also historic markers at Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany and another for former Governor, George Busbee.

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