"All might be free if they valued freedom,
and defended it as they should.", Samuel Adams
Since World War II much of Houston County's growth and prosperity
has been the result of a strong military presence in the county.
It was the tiny community of Wellston which was selected at the
start of the war as an Army Air Corp base. Not only did many
Houston County residents find employment there but also others from
across the state and country were drawn there by the jobs needed for
the war effort. The Army Air Corp base was later named Robins
Air Corp Base in honor of
Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins, one the the Army
Air Corps' first General Staff Officers. Wellston soon adopted the
name Warner Robins and has grown to a population of over 50,00.. After the war, the base facility
remained, expanded and is today the largest industrial employer in
The county was also the home of Senator Sam Nunn who served for
many years as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The Senator's library is housed in
Perry at the historic old Perry
High School building which is now used as administrative offices of
the Houston County Board of Education.
Sam Nunn Kiosk
Perry is also the childhood home of U.S. Army General Courtney
Hicks Hodges who is the only one of two persons to rise from the rank of Private to
that of full General. During WWI
Hodges received the Distinguished Service Cross while leading the
attack across the Marne River. In WWII, Gen. Hodges commanded
the Third Army in the European theater and was picked by MacArthur
to lead the invasion of Japan.
During the War for Southern Independence several companies were
formed from the men of Houston County to aid the Cause.
Fortunately Houston County was spared the ravages of the notorious
Wm. T. Sherman's March to the Sea. However, citizens long
remembered the loss of loved ones and the torturous period of
On these pages you will find histories, records and resources for
the Revolutionary War, War for Southern Independence, WWI, WWII and
'Lest We Forget
Honoring Houston Countians'
Service in War
User submitted service records.
information to coordinator.