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    1. Re: [GA-GHOSTTOWNS] GHOST TOWN TALK
    2. James Earl Swindell
    3. Seeking more information on the Swindel Community, a trading center mentioned numerous times in “Sweet Land of Liberty” a history of Liberty County Georgia, by Robert Long Groover. Apparently the Swindel Community’s population was 100 in the late 1800’s and very early 1900’s with a Post Office, General Store, Sawmill (owned by J.C. Swindle), Naval Stores, and Turpentine Distiller. Location given was on a branch of the Canooche River 12 miles northwest of Hinesville, and nearest railroad was Moody on the Glennville Register Road. I believe the location of the old Swindel Community is now on or near the 525,000 acre Fort Stewart Military Reservation that was established about 1940 when about 1500 families or 6,000 people from Liberty, Long, and Bryan Counties were required to relocate. I am very much interested in making contact with anyone aware of the Swindel Community history and what happened to the 100 or so that moved from the community between 1900 and 1940. ================================ From: "Dittmar, Frederick M." <[email protected]> Date: 2008/02/15 Fri AM 09:14:35 EST To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]> Subject: [GA-GHOSTTOWNS] GHOST TOWN TALK Greetings to all Georgia GhostTowners. In order to stimulate my quiet lists I'm writing to ask some questions of you the subscribers. No one on the list bites or says Boo to any questions or comments so feel free to write and talk with others. There are 84 subscribers to this list at the moment. Where do you live? What Ghost Town or area are you interested in? What county was your Ghost Town located in? Are there any remnants left of the town? Foundations? Buildings? Cemeteries? Do you have any information about the time line of the town? Did it have a post office? If a cemetery is there is it currently maintained? Has it been surveyed and is it posted on the internet? What's the link? Do you know if the State has posted a Historic Sign or Marker noting the town or area? Please cite any sources (book, publication, family history) you find the information in. Thank you all. This is your mail list and it only works when you post and others answer and add to it. Fred - Mail List Administrator Frederick M. Dittmar Diggin' Deep Genealogy Research Service PO Box 2601 Norman, Oklahoma 73070 http://frederick.dittmar.org Member: Association of Professional Genealogy - http://www.apgen.org Board Member - Oklahoma Genealogical Society - http://rootsweb.com/~okgs Board Member - OKOLHA - http://www.okolha.net ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ============================================================

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