John Lynch, Named County Historian

John Lynch, Named County Historian

August 11, 2019

John Lynch, Named County Historian

John Lynch was named Fayette County Historian on August 11, 2019.

John was involved in the compiling and writing the “The History of Fayette County, Georgia 1821-1971”, and published in 1977. He was one of four people who put up their own money to finance the printing of the first book dedicated to Fayette County history. John was a part of the group that put together the book “All Known Cemeteries of Fayette County Georgia” which identified the graves of Fayette County in 2005 and is a valuable resource for family research. He is a Lifetime Member of the Fayette County Historical Society and is still active 47 years later.

With knowledge and inspiration gained in researching the above-mentioned books, he decided to write two books of his own “The Dorman-Mashbourne Letters: With Brief Accounts of the Tenth and Fifty-Third Georgia Regiments C.S.A.” and “Scarlett’s Neighbors”. Both books recount stories of his family’s 175 years in Fayette County.

In 2017, the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council awarded John the Award for Local History Advocacy. He is a great protector of the history of our county, and has spent many hours, days and weeks of his life serving to preserve the history of Fayette County through his work with the Historical Society, General Lafayette McLaws Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the General Marquis de LaFayette Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is a Charter Member of all three organizations.

The Fayette County Historical Society is proud to have our member John Lynch named County Historian.

By Jane Strickland

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