Historic Markers Across Georgia

Home of Governor L.G. Hardman

Marker ID: GHS 78-2
Location: at 1555 South Elm St. in Commerce, GA
County: Jackson
Coordinates: N 34° 12.09    W 083° 27.336
  34.20149994    -83.45559692
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4Y6
Home of Governor L.G. Hardman  Marker  


Lamartine Griffin Hardman was governor of Georgia from 1927 to 1931. A physician, businessman, manufacturer, and farmer, Hardman served in the Georgia house and senate before becoming governor. In the state legislature, Hardman sponsored legislation that created the State Board of Health and the State College of Agriculture, and supported statewide prohibition measures. As governor, Hardman laid the groundwork for comprehensive state government reorganization. Construction on the Mediterranean-style Hardman house, designed by Leroy Collier Hart, began in 1919and was completed in 1921. Hardman married Emma Wiley Griffin of Valdosta in 1907.

2002.10 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, the Jackson County Historical Society, and Mainstreet Commerce. 78-2

Home of Governor L.G. Hardman
Home of Governor L.G. Hardman