Croatan Indian Community historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Croatan Indian Community historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Bulloch County
Indians of North America--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Bulloch County, 32.39681, -81.74318
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Adabelle Rd. at U.S. 301
Text of marker: "Croatan Indian Community. In 1870 a group of Croatan Indians migrated from their homes in Robeson County North Carolina, following the turpentine industry to southeast Georgia. Eventually many of the Croatans became tenant farmers for the Adabelle Trading Company, growing cotton and tobacco. The Croatan community established the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Adabelle, as well as a school and a nearby cemetery. After the collapse of the Adabelle Trading Company, the Croatans faced both economic hardship and social injustice. As a result, most members of the community returned to North Carolina by 1920. The tribe to which these families belonged became known as the Lumbee in the early 1950s. 2004.1 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Bulloch County Historical Society 16-1"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_croatan-indian-community
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_croatan-indian-community
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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