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VA Clinic to open by fall 2021

Historic markers at the northern city limit of Zebulon on Highway 19 could have revealed the location of the future VA facility in Pike County. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released a photo of the multi-specialty VA Clinic. The new facility will have a total of 49,300 square feet and will offer primary care, mental health and specialty care services. The information released said ‘the clinic, located in the city of Zebulon, Georgia along Highway 19, will serve veterans Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.’ Pike County Historical Society president Lynn Cunningham was contacted by the Department of Veterans Affairs about the future VA Clinic location proposed on Highway 19 at the Zebulon city limits. She was asked for help identifying any local sites of historic, architectural or archeological significance that might be affected by building the clinic on the property which is owned by the Edwards family. She said she replied via letter to the VA Project Manager letting them know about the two Zebulon city limit makers that are located on each side of the highway. The stone markers are about eight feet tall and feature a large sphere on top of a pedestal and column. They were built in the 1930s to commemorate the opening of the east/west part of the Dixie Highway and were moved when Highway 19 was widened. One of the stone markers is in a field and the other is inside the fence at Middle Georgia Fleet Services at the Zebulon city limit. ’These stone pillars are an important part of our history and cannot be destroyed,’ Cunningham wrote to the VA Project Manager. When the Department of Veterans Affairs officially announces the location, it will be released as breaking news by the Pike County Journal Reporter.

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