Spring Place, Georgia

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Spring Place (also Poinset, Springplace) is an unincorporated community in Murray County, Georgia, United States.[1][2]

Spring Place
Spring Place is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Spring Place
Spring Place
Location within the state of Georgia
Spring Place is located in the United States
Spring Place
Spring Place
Spring Place (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°45′29″N 84°49′16″W / 34.75806°N 84.82111°W / 34.75806; -84.82111Coordinates: 34°45′29″N 84°49′16″W / 34.75806°N 84.82111°W / 34.75806; -84.82111
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyMurray
Elevation
709 ft (216 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)706 & 762
GNIS ID356549[1]

HistoryEdit

A post office was established at Spring Place in 1826.[3] The community took its name from Spring Place Mission, a nearby Native American Moravian mission.[4]

Spring Place held the county seat of Murray County from 1834 until the seat was transferred to Chatsworth in 1913.[5]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Spring Place as a town in 1885.[6] The town's municipal charter was repealed in 1995.[4]

Notable personEdit

Kate Galt Zaneis (1887-1973), educator, was born in Spring Place.[7]

Historic SiteEdit

Chief Vann House Historic Site is on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Murray County, Georgia as the Vann House.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Spring Place, Georgia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation-Murray County
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 211. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  5. ^ "A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF MURRAY COUNTY'S HISTORY". Murray County Museum. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  6. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1885. p. 409.
  7. ^ Oklahoma Historical Society-Kate Galt Zaneis (1887-1973)