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Historic committee working to keep county’s history legible

POSTED: August 8, 2017 10:00 a.m.
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The Liberty County Cultural and Historic Resources Committee is continuing its campaign to clean historic markers throughout Liberty County.

“Doing this really made me feel like I’m doing something for the community,” LCCHRC member Jeffery Porter said.

Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Director Michelle Ricketson estimated there are 75 markers noting artifacts, structures or land that contributed to the history of the county, region and nation.

“The historic markers educate us about events of the past,” committee Chairman Phil Odom said.

Ricketson said the work is supported by businesses, nonprofits and individuals.

Recently cleaned markers include one significant of the Old Post Road, which is on Highway 17 just north of Riceboro, and which is pictured at right to show what the cleaning does.

“Old Post Road is one of the oldest roads in the county,” former Chairman Lynn Pace said. “I encourage everyone to read it.

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