Lecture: Thomas Cole Mitchell: A 19th Century Thomas County Pioneer
November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This event is presented by the Metcalfe Heritage Society and will be given at the Thomasville History Center.
The lecture will be given by Martin Cooper. According to an article by Cooper in the Metcalfe Heritage Society’s newsletter, Thomas Cole Mitchell was born in Leon County, Florida in 1835 and moved to Thomas County as a young man. Mitchell’s extensive business holdings included the Mitchell House Hotel and he was involved in the railroad. Mitchell is known as one of the founders of Metcalfe. Maritn Cooper is a descendant of Thomas Cole Mitchell and resides in Knoxville, TN.