McDuffie County's roots go back to the 1768 settlement of Wrightsboro, the southernmost point of Quaker migration in North America. The families who would found Wrightsboro came from the North Carolina Yearly Meeting groups. A schism in the Meeting, possibly over slavery, caused a group of Friends to leave North Carolina and relocate to Georgia. Colonial Governor James Wright promised them 12,000 acres of land, on which they built homes, gristmills and a meetinghouse.
Wrightsboro survived as a village until the 1920s, but little remains physically of the settlement in modern McDuffie County. All that remains is the old Wrightsboro Church and cemetery, built circa 1810. By reservation only.
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1842 Inn Brochure
Perfect for intimate weddings, social events and corporate gatherings. Or simply enjoy a relaxing, romantic getaway to discover Macon’s many treasures.
2,000 Union Soldiers In South Georgia
A Museum dedicated to peace and harmony was the dream of the founder of Fitzgerald, Georgia’s Blue & Gray Museum. The vision was based on the story of the founding of the city by Yanks and Rebs in 1896 - thirty years after the Civil War – former enemies who worked side-by-side to create a community