Georgia's Cockspur Island Lighthouse has stood witness to Civil War cannon fire, raging waves from Atlantic hurricanes and 175 years of commerce in the busy Savannah River shipping channel. Lately, however, it's faced a challenge to its very existence. In 2008, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation put the lighthouse on its annual list of 10 "Places in Peril."
The Georgia Historical Society will host a series of historical marker dedications around Georgia in September. They commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War that was fought from 1861 – 1865.