Marker text: BIRTHPLACE OF CHARLES HOLMES HERTY (1867-1938)
Charles Holmes Herty, one of AmericaÕs outstanding chemists, was born on this site December 4, 1867. He spent his early life in Milledgeville where he attended the Middle Georgia Agricultural and Military College (now Georgia College). Later he studied at John Hopkins and at European universities. Aided by his efforts, American chemistry became a giant industrial enterprise, and the Georgia pine became a valuable raw product in this new industry.
Georgia Historic Marker, 1993