Magnolia Springs State Park, located in Millen, Georgia, is perhaps best known for its beautiful crystal clear springs and incredible Civil War History. During the Civil War, this site was called Camp Lawton and served as "the world's largest prison." Today, very little remains of this former prison.
--Submitted by Jim Hite, Chapter President
Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park and park staff hosted Heritage Days 2012 from December 7th through the 8th at Magnolia Springs State Park. Together, park staff and Members of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans presented various historical programs to youngsters from area schools. The Georgia Southern archaeological team was represented and a blacksmith demonstrated his talents to visitors.
--submitted by Jim Hite, Friends of Magnolia Springs Chapter President
The Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park highlighted their celebration of State Parks Day by raising the US and Georgia flags for the first time on the new flag pole at the Park's entrance. The pole was a gift to the Park purchased with funds earned from hundreds of volunteer hours.
--Submitted by: Jim Hite, Friends of Magnolia Springs Chapter President
Construction is well underway on The History Center at Magnolia Springs State Park with goals to open the first phase of the building in late fall or early winter of this year.
David Clark, chief of engineering and construction, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Parks Division, said that the project will be more than a museum, thus the name "History Center."