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Marker celebrates Excelsiors heyday
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Brent Tharp, the vice president of the Bulloch County Historical Society, and Virginia Anne Waters, the societys project coordinator, stand next to the historical marker unveiled Sunday afternoon in Excelsior. - photo by JASON WERMERS/staff
EXCELSIOR — In the days when Statesboro was a small town that people from surrounding areas in Bulloch County came to twice a year for court, Excelsior was a flourishing cultural center. This was in the late 1800s, when at one point, the population of Statesboro was 25 and Bulloch County was much larger in area than it is now. Excelsior, about 20 miles south of Statesboro, was founded in 1875 and quickly became the place to be in the county.
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