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CIVIL WAR HERITAGE TRAIL COMES TO JOHNSON COUNTY

September 10, 2013 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Historic Notes...,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Nine years ago Johnson County was contacted to be a part of the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail s, trails that travel across state borders on historic driving routes throughout Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.  Each trail follows the historic route of one of the American Civil War’s major military campaigns or other important events.  After a decision by the local commissioners that they were unable to back Johnson County’s proposed inclusion in the trail at a cost of $2500.00, the local Better Hometown and Chamber of Commerce organizations obtained donations from local businesses and citizens in order to make it happen.

After much red tape and unexpected delays, it is expected that the Jefferson Davis leg of the trail, which includes Wrightsville, will soon have its interpretive marker on the square.  At the September Johnson County Commission meeting the commissioners gave their approval to continue with the project locally.

Better Hometown and the Chamber of Commerce wish to thank the following donors, who made Johnson County’s inclusion in the Civil War Heritage Trail possible:

Hilton Holton, Jeanette Caneega, Robinson Rentals, M.W. Hoover, Mary Jo Stephens, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Norris, Ishaque Tekrawala, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Holmes, Charlene Milligan, Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, City of Wrightsville, Better Hometown of Wrightsville, Donald Smith, Johnson Grays, Carl Sumner, Jimmy Cook, Lattie Price, and Helen Jackson.  

The Civil War Heritage Trail web page may be accessed at www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/

 

 

             

 

      

                       

   

                

        

 

 

       


TEACHING THE VALUE OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

March 8, 2012 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Johnson County Historical Society | Comments (0)

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Better Hometown held a historical art coloring contest for the Johnson County Elementary School Kindergarten classes.  The contest was to draw attention to Wrightsville’s historic buildings and to educate the children about buildings’ importance to our past and to our future.  The project was coordinated with Principal Rebecca Thomas, who introduced the contest to the kindergarten students.  All of the art work will be displayed in a scrap book inside the courthouse.  Everyone is encouraged to come and see what a talented group of kindergarteners JohnsonCounty has.

First Place Winner was Nicholas Jackson, Second Place Winner was Josey Scott, and Third Place Winner was Gracie Foskey. All three students are in Ms. Deborah Durden’s class.

Better Hometown provided great Dairy Queen Prizes for the winners.  We would like to thank Principal Rebecca Thomas for her support, the kindergarten teachers, and all the students who colored historic buildings for the contest.  We feel like they are all winners!