|Creator:||Morgan, J. W.|
|Title:||Church schedules : Hampton & Bethlehem, Ga.|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (4 items in 1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of church schedules for the communities of Hampton and Bethlehem, Georgia. The communities were surveyed by J. W. Morgan.|
Hampton, incorporated in 1872, was named in honor of Confederate general Wade Hampton, grandson and namesake of a major general who fought during the War of 1812. The town had been called Bear Creek before its incorporation. The first Atlanta Pop Festival was held in Hampton in 1969. The town is also home to the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the site of several NASCAR events each year. These races are said to draw more visitors than any other sports event in Georgia. Henry County - New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved May 4, 2009)
Barrow County is located in the Piedmont plateau between Atlanta and Athens, and its proximity to major metropolitan areas has caused rapid change in the county's demographics. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the population was 46,144 (84.8 percent white, 9.7 percent black, and 3.2 percent Hispanic), a 55 percent increase since 1990. Such growth transformed this once rural county to an area dotted by new housing subdivisions. With Highway 316 near its southern border and Interstate 85 on its northern one, Barrow County can expect a future marked by rapid economic and population growth. The county's largest city is the county seat of Winder, home of Richard B. Russell Jr., whose nearly forty years in the U.S. Senate brought him widespread recognition through his roles as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and president pro tempore of the Senate. Russell, who died in 1971, was a member of the Warren Commission, which investigated U.S. president John F. Kennedy's assassination. Other incorporated cities in the county include Bethlehem, Carl, Statham, and parts of Auburn and Braselton. Barrow County - New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved May 4, 2009)
Church schedules Hampton and Bethlehem, Ga.
Church schedules : Hampton & Bethlehem, Ga., MS 2169. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.