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By Sandra Hughes, July 12, 2011
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Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — EufaulaIncorporated, December 19, 1857 — Bluff City on the Chattahoochee.
Lower Creek village of the Eufaula Indians antedating 1733. Early white settlers began moving into the village called Yufala in 1823. Irwinton chartered 1832, and renamed Eufaula in 1843. Hub of a prosperous plantation region with thriving . . . — Map (db m48432) HM
Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — Chambers County
Chambers County, created December 18, 1832 from Creek Indian cession. Named for Dr. Henry C. Chambers of Madison County, member of Constitutional Convention 1819, legislature of 1820, elected U.S. Senator 1825 but died enroute to Washington. . . . — Map (db m18162) HM
Alabama (Chambers County), Lanett — Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama
Side 1 Known as Bluffton from about 1835-1893. Bluffton was incorporated in 1865. Name changed to Lanett, town of Lanett incorporated 1893. Its charter was approved in 1895. Early records mention academies, two near this site. The . . . — Map (db m92061) HM
Alabama (Clay County), Ashland — Clay County / Clay County Courthouse
Clay County Established Dec. 7, 1866 Boundaries of eastern Talladega County and western Randolph County were redrawn in 1866 to create the 58th county of Alabama. The name honors U. S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. Historical place . . . — Map (db m95095) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Pollard — Site of Pollard
Located 1½ miles south, town of Pollard established 1861 at juncture of Alabama & Florida and Mobile & Great Northern railroads. Named for Charles T. Pollard, builder of Alabama & Florida Railroad. One of largest military training camps of . . . — Map (db m84371) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Cottonwood — Southern Boundary of the United States1795-1819
On October 27, 1795, the United States concluded the Treaty of San Lorenzo with Spain, establishing 31 north latitude as the boundary between its southern territory and West Florida. Despite Spanish delays, commissions representing the two . . . — Map (db m73359) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Dothan — Houston County
After much politicking, on February 9, 1903, delegates from this area, T.M. Espy, Byrd Farmer, and George H. Malone, were successful in getting a bill passed in the State Legislature to form a new county from parts of Henry, Dale, and Geneva . . . — Map (db m41135) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Hoover — HooverA Great Place to Live
The City of Hoover was founded in 1967 by William H. Hoover and consisted of four city blocks and only 410 citizens. Hoover grew rapidly in the following 43 years to more than 75,000 residents within 50 square miles, making it the sixth largest city . . . — Map (db m52179) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — City of Florence
Florence was surveyed for the Cypress Land Company in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner and named for the famous capital of Tuscany. The county seat of Lauderdale County, it was first incorporated in 1826. Located at the foot of Muscle Shoals, it became a . . . — Map (db m35173) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — A County Older Than the StateLimestone County
created Feb. 6, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Cherokee Nation 1806 and by Chickasaw Nation in 1816. Named for creek (and its limestone bed), which runs through county. Few settlers here until Indian treaties. Athens . . . — Map (db m29109) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Fisk — 2F3 — Tennessee / AlabamaLincoln County /
Tennessee. Lincoln County. Established 1809; named in honor of MAJOR GEN. BENJAMIN LINCOLN of the Revolutionary Army. After service at Saratoga, he was put in Chief Command in the Southern Colonies. Later, he was Secretary of War under the . . . — Map (db m30570) HM
Alabama (Marion County), Guin — Historical PikevilleCounty Seat of Marion County — 1820-1882
Side 1 Pikeville, designated as the first permanent county seat for Marion County, lies along General Andrew Jackson's Military Road. Earlier temporary county seats were mostly along the Tombigbee River in what was Mississippi when the . . . — Map (db m96485) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711
This site marks the southwestern limit of the city of Mobile in 1711. Known then as Port Louis de la Mobile, it had been founded by the French at 27-Mile Bluff in 1702 and moved to its present site in 1711. Mobile has been a city under six . . . — Map (db m86346) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711
When Mobile was laid out, this was the city's north-east boundary point. Royal Street ran along a bluff overlooking the Mobile River. There were no streets between Royal and the river, only marshland. — Map (db m86347) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711
At this point the northwest limits of French Mobile faded into the dense forest which surrounded the city in 1711 and many years thereafter. An 1815 map shows the forest reaching Joachim Street, one block west. — Map (db m86348) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Seale — Old Russell County Courthouse
During the Federal occupation of the former Confederate States of America, the Alabama Legislature created Lee County primarily from the northern half of Russell County in 1866 and ordered the selection of the county seat "more centrally located." . . . — Map (db m53160) HM
Alabama (Saint Clair County), Pell City — None — A County Older Than The StateSt. Clair County
Created in 1818 by territorial legislature. Named for Revolutionary hero, Gen. St. Clair. First settlers from Tennessee, Georgia – veterans of Creek Indian War, 1813-14. Pell City established as industrial town in 1890 by George H. Pell of . . . — Map (db m49666) HM
Alabama (Saint Clair County), Pell City — None — Pell City, Alabama
The town charter for Pell City was granted in 1887. The town was named for George Hamilton Pell, a prominent New York industrialist and president of the East and West Railroad. In 1901, the town was almost deserted when a young man named Sumter . . . — Map (db m49656) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Livingston — Sumter County
1736:   First settlement by French at Ft. Tombecbee. 1830:   U.S. got Choctaw Indian lands by Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. 1832:   County created by Act of State Legislature -- named for Gen. Thomas Sumter, "The Gamecock," South . . . — Map (db m92663) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Prescott
Prescott, Yavapai County Seat, founded 1864 on Granite Creek, source of Placer gold. Named for William Hickling Prescott, Historian, first Gov. JN. N. Goodwin, Appointee of Abraham Lincoln. Established first territorial capital of Arizona here. At . . . — Map (db m18805) HM
Arkansas (Chicot County), Lake Village — G18 — Chicot CountyCounty Seat
The county seat of Chicot County was located at Columbia in 1823, where it remained until 1855. The county took its name from Point Chicot, on the Mississippi. — Map (db m89773) HM
Arkansas (Clay County), St. Francis — Chalk Bluff
Named for the white clay which resembles chalk, this magnificent bluff is one of the most important historical landmarks in Arkansas. At this point the St. Francis River cuts through Crowley's Ridge from west to east and forms the boundary between . . . — Map (db m18136) HM
Arkansas (Marion County), Yellville — Marion CountyFirst County Seat
Marion County, created in 1835, was first named Searcy County. In 1836 its name changed to Marion by the first state legislature. That same year Yellville was laid out as a town and made the permanent seat of county government. The county . . . — Map (db m93803) HM
California (Amador County), Sutter Creek — 1854 · Amador County · 1954
Amador County, carved from Calaveras and El Dorado, was organized July 3, 1854, at the crossroads of Sutter Hill. Act of Legislature, May 11, 1854, set June 17, 1854, as election date for people to vote on such a division, and appointed five . . . — Map (db m11222) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Dimas — La Cienega Mud Springs, Birthplace of San Dimas
La Cienega—Mud Springs, Los Angeles - San Bernardino - Sonora Road Stage Station and campground. A place favored by the Indians. Near here in 1774 and 1776 Juan Bautisa de Anza—trailblazer, colonizer—and his followers passed . . . — Map (db m241) HM
California (Riverside County), Corona — 738 — Corona Founders
R. B. Taylor, George L. Joy, Samuel Merrill, A. S. Garretson, and Adolph Rimpau, having purchased lands of the La Sierra Rancho of Bernardo Yorba and the El Temescal Grant of Leandro Serrano on May 4, 1886, founded the citrus colony and town of . . . — Map (db m82151) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Upland — George Chaffey, Jr.1848–1932
Man of Vision Land, Water and Power Father of The Model Colony Sponsored by Upland Sister Cities Association. Upland's Sister City Mildura, Australia, was founded by George and W.B. Chaffey. John Edward Svenson, FNSS . . . — Map (db m168) HM
California (Solano County), Benicia — 153 — Old State Capitol
Erected in 1852, this historic building was ostensibly intended for Benicia City Hall, offered as the State Capitol and promptly accepted, it had that honor from February 4, 1853 to February 25, 1854. Deeded to state in 1951, it was one of the four . . . — Map (db m16375) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Douglas
The reasons for Douglas County’s popularity in the late twentieth century-rolling landscapes, pastoral scenery, and the proximity to a big city-also attracted late-nineteenth century settlers. In November 1861, territorial legislators created . . . — Map (db m46117) HM
Colorado (Elbert County), Kiowa — 272 — Kiowa
Frontier Communication. Kiowa was originally named after its postmaster, Henry Wendling. Such identifications were common among Colorado’s frontier hamlets, where the post office often was the town. Widely dispersed settlers would congregate . . . — Map (db m45754) HM
Colorado (Morgan County), Fort Morgan — 224 — Fort Morgan
Junction Station, the first settlement at this site, suffered numerous Indian attacks similar to those that raged all along the South Platte during the mid 1860s. To protect the crucial crossroads, which joined the South Platte River Trail with its . . . — Map (db m47322) HM
Colorado (Sedgwick County), Julesburg — Fourth Julesburg
In the 1880's, a fourth Julesburg developed at the junction of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Denver Branch of the Union Pacific. Originally known as Denver Junction, the town was soon renamed Julesburg, presumably the last of Jules Beni's . . . — Map (db m47367) HM
Colorado (Sedgwick County), Julesburg — Nearby Things to See and DoJulesburg, Colo.
1. DePoorter Lakeis located off U.S. 385, just south of Julesburg. It offers fishing, picnic tables, restrooms and a wheelchair accessible pathway around the lake.

2. Hippodrome Theatre is newly restored and a source of community pride. . . . — Map (db m47371) HM

Connecticut (Fairfield County), Old Greenwich — Old Greenwich
Under the jurisdiction of the New Haven Colony, the first settlers in 1640 purchased land from the Siwanoy Indians. Under New Amsterdam’s protection, this settlement was a dutch manor during 1642–56. In the years 1656–65, it was combined . . . — Map (db m2484) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Ridgefield
This town was founded in 1708 by a group of families from Norwalk who purchased twenty thousand acres from the Ramapoo Indians for one hundred pounds sterling. They were aided by John Copp, a surveyor, who explored the land now lying between High . . . — Map (db m23409) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), Woodbury — Woodbury
In 1659 citizens of Stratford purchased from the Pegasset Indians the land, then called Pomperaug Plantation, that is now occupied by Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem and parts of Washington, Middlebury and Oxford. It was re-named Woodbury in . . . — Map (db m17607) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover — East Dover Hundred
Originally part of St. Jones Hundred renamed Dover Hundred 1823, the boundaries being Little Creek on north and St. Jones Creek on south, extending from Delaware River to Maryland line. Dover Hundred was divided 1877 into two hundreds, called East . . . — Map (db m51114) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Marydel — West Dover Hundred
Originally part of St. Jones Hundred, renamed Dover Hundred 1823, the boundaries being Little Creek on the north and St. Jones Creek on the south, extending from Delaware River to Maryland Line. Dover Hundred was divided 1877 into two Hundreds, . . . — Map (db m74137) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Viola — K-15 — North Murderkill Hundred
Formerly part of Murderkill Hundred, originally called Motherkill Hundred, kill meaning creek in Dutch. Original boundaries were St. Jones Creek on north, and Murderkill Creek on south, extending from Delaware River to Maryland line. In 1867, . . . — Map (db m51113) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Middletown — NC-47 — Welsh Tract
Approximate southern boundary of tract of thirty thousand acres granted by William Penn to the Welsh in 1701. It included what is now Pencader Hundred, Delaware, and a part of Cecil County, Maryland. — Map (db m3769) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — NC-13 — New Castle Common
This land is part of a tract of one thousand acres set apart by William Penn in 1701 for the inhabitants of the town of New Castle. Trustees were appointed and incorporated by Penn’s heirs in 1764, whose successors still hold and manage the land. — Map (db m3212) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — NC-36 — The Wedge
The wedge-shape tract, west of the Maryland and Delaware curve, consists of approximately 800 acres of land. For more than a century, the property was claimed by Pennsylvania but governed by Delaware. In 1889, a joint committee appointed from both . . . — Map (db m9961) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-121 — Cool Spring Park
With the completion of Cool Spring Reservoir in 1877, an adjoining parcel of unused land was reserved for park purposes. Formally designated as Cool Spring Park, the grounds were managed by the Wilmington Water Department until 1967, when the City . . . — Map (db m10917) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — SC-86 — “Pettijohn’s Old Field”
The future home of Sussex County’s seat of government was a sparsely populated rural area when the 76 acres which would become the Town of Georgetown were purchased on May 9, 1791. Located “near the centre” of the country at a place . . . — Map (db m423) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — SC-88 — Relocation of the County Seat
The conflicting claims of the proprietors of Maryland and Pennsylvania resulted in a lengthy and sometimes violent dispute concerning the ownership and boundaries of Sussex County. Residents who had been Marylanders before the controversy was . . . — Map (db m424) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Georgetown — SC-87 — Sussex County Courthouse
In 1835 a lottery was authorized to raise funds to replace the frame structure which had served as Courthouse since 1791. Construction of the new building began in 1837 following the sale and relocation of the original Courthouse to its present site . . . — Map (db m425) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — S-31 — Lewes
Under orders from Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch erected Fort at Hoorn Kil (Lewes Creek) 1659 but were soon dispossessed by Marylanders. Here was also a communistic settlement established in 1662 by Mennonites from Holland under Peter Cornelius . . . — Map (db m19404) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Lewes
The Dutch in 1673 established a court in Hoorn Kil for the inhabitants “on the east and west sides of Cape Henlopen unto Bomties (Bombay) Hook.” Governor Andros of New York in 1676 established an English court at Whorekill, the . . . — Map (db m19408) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), South Fenwick Island — S.C.-74 — Transpeninsular Line
This stone monument, erected April 26, 1751, marks the eastern end of the Transpeninsular Line surveyed 1751-1751 by John Watson and William Parsons of Pennsylvania and John Emory and Thomas Jones of Maryland. This line established the east-west . . . — Map (db m1234) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone East
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Dist. of Co. Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m5281) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 9
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Capt Molly Pitcher Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m5283) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
700 Jackson Place has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America National Park Service 1974 From 1910 to 1948 it served as the first . . . — Map (db m32879) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Webster-Ashburton Treaty
Friendship between the United States and Canada was developed and strengthened by the signing of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, on August 9, 1842, in the old State Department building which stood on this site. This treaty established the north- . . . — Map (db m17617) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), North Portal Estates — Original Federal Boundary Stone North
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Maryland Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m5110) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 3
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Our Flag Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m5284) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 4
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Elizabeth Jackson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m5149) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 5
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Constitution Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m5148) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 6
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791–1792 Protected by Livingston Manor Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m5109) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Independence of Kazakhstan
The Monument of Independence of Kazakhstan This monument, depicting a young warrior soaring on a winged snow leopard, symbolizes many centuries of the nation’s history and a modern Kazakhstan striving for its future. . . . — Map (db m39921) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Taras Shevchenko Memorial
[Inscription on south face of the Shevchenko statue base:] Taras Shevchenko 1814-1861 Bard of Ukraine [Inscription on north face of statue base:] Dedicated to the Liberation, Freedom and Independence of all . . . — Map (db m31136) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shepherd Park — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 1
This plaque marks the site of the District of Columbia North-East Boundary Stone No. 1 originally placed here 1791 - 1792 Presented by The Mary Washington Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and United States . . . — Map (db m5285) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — F-61 — DeSoto County
Named after the great Spanish conquistador and Florida explorer Hernando De Soto, the county was created out of Manatee County in 1887. The area's original inhabitants were Caloosa Indians. In early Florida history the region was the scene of . . . — Map (db m72534) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Cradle of Cuban Liberty
On this corner was located El Liceo Cubano, a tobacco stripping house converted into a Cuban social center in 1886. This is the cradle of Cuban independence. Here, on Nov. 26-27, 1891, Jose Marti delivered the two speeches, "Con Todos y Para . . . — Map (db m15157) HM
Florida (Jackson County), Marianna — F-195 — Jackson County
On August 12, 1822, the year after the United States received possession of the Floridas, an Act of the Territorial Legislative Council divided West Florida into two counties -- Jackson and Escambia. At that time, Jackson County included all . . . — Map (db m74194) HM
Florida (Lafayette County), Mayo — F-221 — Lafayette County
Lafayette County was created December 23, 1856, from Madison County. The county was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French citizen who rendered invaluable assistance to the Colonies during the Revolutionary War. The famed Suwannee . . . — Map (db m17725) HM
Florida (Okeechobee County), Okeechobee — F-59 — Okeechobee County
Okeechobee County was formed Aug. 7, 1917, from St. Lucie, Osceola and Palm Beach Counties. Long a haunt of the Seminoles, the area saw almost no white penetration until the 2nd Seminole War, 1835-42. Much fighting occurred in the county during the . . . — Map (db m72601) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Venice — Venezia Park
[South Side of Marker] John Nolen, world-renowned city planner from Philadelphia, created the overall design for the City of Venice. Venezia Park Subdivision helped illustrate Nolen's concept for a model city. Dr. Fred Albee, early . . . — Map (db m32558) HM
Florida (Seminole County), Longwood — Seminole County
  The importance of Seminole County in the history of the area lies in its location at the navigable headwaters of the St. Johns River and the elevated forest land south of the three large lakes within its boundaries: Monroe, Harney, and Jesup. . . . — Map (db m52360) HM
Florida (Seminole County), Longwood — Seminole County
The importance of Seminole County in the history of the area lies in its location at the navigable headwaters of the St. Johns River and the elevated forest land south of the three large lakes within its boundaries: Monroe, Harney, and Jesup. . . . — Map (db m54051) HM
Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — 002-1 — Atkinson Court House>>>----- >
Atkinson County was created by an act of the Georgia legislature in 1917, out of lands previously in Clinch and Coffee Counties. The county was organized Jan. 1, 1918. The first officers were J.W. Roberts, Ordinary; Wiley M. Sumner, Clerk . . . — Map (db m53177) HM
Georgia (Bacon County), Alma — 003-1 — Bacon County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 27, 1914, is named for Augustus O. Bacon, four times U.S. Senator, who died in office Feb. 15, 1914. An expert on Mexican affairs, his death was a great loss coming at a time of critical relations . . . — Map (db m24292) HM
Georgia (Baker County), Newton — 004-1 — Baker County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 12 & 24, 1825, is named for Col. John Baker of Revolutionary fame. The original County Site was at Byron but an Act of Dec. 26, 1831, established a new Site which was named Newton for Sgt. John . . . — Map (db m26981) HM
Georgia (Banks County), Homer — 006-7B — Banks County
Banks County was created by Act of Dec. 11, 1858 from Franklin and Habersham Counties. It was named for Dr. Richard Banks (1784-1850), whose reputation as physician and surgeon extended over north Ga. and S.C. Especially noted for treating Indians . . . — Map (db m40684) HM
Georgia (Barrow County), Statham — Statham House
Built circa 1850. Owned by M. John C. Statham. He provided homes for widows of Civil War Veterans; donated land for right-of-way of railroad; streets for town, and a lot for a Methodist Church -- now the city cemetery. Statham, incorporated Dec. 20, . . . — Map (db m17348) HM
Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — 007-2 — Barrow County
Barrow County was created by Act of July 7, 1914 from Gwinnett, Jackson and Walton Counties. It was named for David Crenshaw Barrow, Chancellor of the University of Georgia for many years. Born in Oglethorpe County, October 18, 1852, he died in . . . — Map (db m19070) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — 008-43 — Bartow County
Originally Cass, Bartow County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. The name was changed Dec. 6, 1861 to honor Gen. Francis S. Bartow (1816-1861), Confederate political leader and soldier, who fell mortally wounded at the First . . . — Map (db m40585) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Emerson — 008-4 — Emerson
Named for Joseph Emerson Brown, Gov. of Ga., 1857-1865, U.S. Senator, 1880-1891. Known as Stegall`s Station prior to 1889; site of the Bartow Iron Works. May 20, 1864: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston`s forces camped here after retreating from Cassville and . . . — Map (db m10907) HM
Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — 009-2 — Ben Hill County
Ben Hill County, created by Act of July 31, 1906 from Irwin and Wilcox Counties, was named for Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823-1882), “one of America’s greatest orators.” A staunch supporter of the administration in the Confederate Senate, . . . — Map (db m40263) HM
Georgia (Berrien County), Nashville — 010-3 — Berrien County
Berrien County, created by Act of Feb. 25, 1856, was named for John MacPherson Berrien, “the American Cicero,” who was born Aug. 23, 1781 and died Jan. 1, 1856. He was Judge of the Eastern Circuit, U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General. . . . — Map (db m40122) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-9 — Bibb County
Bibb County was created by Act of Dec. 9, 1822 from Houston, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs Counties. It was named for Dr. William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820) of Elbert County. Dr. Bibb, physician, legislator, Congressman, Senator, was appointed Governor of . . . — Map (db m44892) HM
Georgia (Bleckley County), Cochran — 012-1 — Bleckley County
This County, created by an act of the Georgia Legislature July 30, 1912, is named for Chief Justice Logan E. Bleckley, of the Georgia Supreme Court, one of the greatest jurists in the history of this State. Born in Rabun County in 1827, he . . . — Map (db m47553) HM
Georgia (Brantley County), Nahunta — 013-1 — Brantley County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Aug. 14, 1920, is named for Benjamin D. Brantley. It is said that the old B. & W. Railroad, which was partly destroyed, marked the most southern point of advance of Sherman`s Army. Among the first . . . — Map (db m24045) HM
Georgia (Brooks County), Quitman — 014-1 — Brooks County
This county created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 11, 1858, is named for Preston Smith Brooks, zealous defender of States Rights. Born in S.C. Aug. 6, 1819, Brooks served in the Mexican War & in Congress. He died June 27, 1857. The first County . . . — Map (db m26977) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Pembroke — 015-1 — Bryan County
This County created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1793, is named for Jonathan Bryan, Revolutionary patriot and member of the Executive Council in 1777. The `lost town` of Hardwick on the Ogeechee River was the first temporary County . . . — Map (db m14952) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Pembroke — Bryan County
Named for the Honorable Jonathan Bryan, Esq. 1708- 1788 Founder, Father, and Patriot of Georgia. — Map (db m14954) HM
Georgia (Bulloch County), Statesboro — 016-2B — Bulloch County
Bulloch County was created by Act. of Feb. 8, 1776 from Bryan and Screven Counties. Originally, it contained part of Evans, Candler, Emanuel and Jenkins Counties. It was named for Archibald Bulloch (1730-1777), Revolutionary leader, elected Pres. of . . . — Map (db m10401) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — 017-6 — Burke County
Burke County, an original county, was created by the Const. of Feb. 5, 1777, from Creek Cession of May 30, 1733. In 1758, it had been organized as the Parish of St. George. Originally, it contained parts of Jefferson, Jenkins and Screven Counties. . . . — Map (db m7856) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-1 — Butts County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 24, 1825, is named for Capt. Sam Butts killed in the Indian War of 1814 at the Battle of Chalibbee. At Indian Springs, now a State Park, were signed the Treaties with the Creeks giving Georgia . . . — Map (db m21385) HM
Georgia (Calhoun County), Morgan — 019-1 — Calhoun County
This county, created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 20, 1854, is named for John C. Calhoun, famed South Carolina Statesman, who resigned as Vice President of the United States in 1832 to return to the U.S. Senate and defend States Rights in debates . . . — Map (db m27052) HM
Georgia (Camden County), St. Marys — 020-10 — City of St. Marys
This town was built on the north bank of the St. Marys River at a place called Buttermilk Bluff. The original tract of land, containing 1620 acres, was purchased by the proprietors for laying out the Town of St. Marys for Jacob Weed for thirty eight . . . — Map (db m14180) HM
Georgia (Candler County), Metter — 021-1 — Candler County
Candler County was created by an Act of the Georgia Legislature July 17, 1914,out of portions of Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall Counties, and named for Gov. Allen D. Candler (1834-1910). Gov. Candler is famed for the preservation of Colonial and . . . — Map (db m18229) HM
Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — 022-1 — Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Carroll County, created by an act of the Georgia legislature in December, 1826, proudly bears the name of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Charles Carroll was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1737. He attended preparatory schools in this country . . . — Map (db m12872) HM
Georgia (Carroll County), Whitesburg — Council Bluffs Treaty11 December 1821
Here at the home of Creek Chief Wm McIntosh, a treaty establishing a new boundary between the CHEROKEE and CREEK Indian Nations was drafted and signed. The north boundary was later used in the first survey of Carroll County in 1826-27. — Map (db m12547) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — 023-1 — Catoosa County
Created December 5, 1853, the county has an Indian name. Ringgold bears the name of Major Samuel Ringgold, who died of wounds received at the Mexican War battle of Palo Alto in 1846. Taylor’s Ridge, visible for miles, is named for the Indian chief . . . — Map (db m19268) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-1 — Charlton County
Created by an Act of February 18, 1854 out of Camden County, Charlton County was named for Judge Robert M. Charlton of Savannah. Trader`s Hill (Fort Alert), an important shipping point and head of navigation on St. Marys River, was the first County . . . — Map (db m12951) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-9 — Trader's Hill (Fort Alert)
About 2 miles East, on this road, is the site of "Fort Alert, usually called Trader's Hill." Established in the 18th century, and defended by a stockade garrisoned by U.S. Troops, Trader's Hill was a refuge for settlers during the Indian Wars. At . . . — Map (db m14472) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Moniac — 94 A-3 — Ellicott's Mound
Ellicott’s Mound, 5 miles north, at the head of the St. Marys River, was erected February 27, 1800, to mark the boundry between the United States and Spanish Florida, as set fourth in the Treaty of 1795 with Spain. Major Andrew Ellicott noted . . . — Map (db m9186) HM
Georgia (Chattahoochee County), Cusseta — 026-4 — Chattahoochee County
Chattahoochee County, created by Act of February 13, 1854, was cut off from Muscogee and Marion Counties. It was named for the Chattahoochee River. Its courthouse, constructed in 1854, was built of select heart lumber from the Long Leaf Pine by . . . — Map (db m38841) HM
Georgia (Chattooga County), Summerville — 027-2 — Chattooga County
Chattooga County was created by Act of Dec. 28, 1838 from Floyd and Walker Counties. It was named for the river which flows through county, called Chattooga by the Cherokee Indians. Sequoyah (George Guess or Gist), inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet, . . . — Map (db m16374) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-2 — Cherokee County
Created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee Indian Lands, and named in memory of the Cherokees. Early settlers tried to start silk production, but were not successful, and today there remains no trace of this except Canton, hopefully named for the . . . — Map (db m21824) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-4 — Cherokee County Gold
Cherokee County, located along Georgia’s gold belt, figured prominently in the gold rush of the 1830’s and 40’s. Several mines operated along a five mile area near the Etowah River in the northeastern part of the county, including the . . . — Map (db m21821) HM
Georgia (Clarke County), Athens — 029-4 — Clarke County
Clarke County, created by Act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga., from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga., and . . . — Map (db m36187) HM
Georgia (Clay County), Fort Gaines — 030-1 — Clay County
This County created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 16, 1854, is named for Henry Clay, famous statesman who died in 1852. Near fort Gaines, the County Site, stood the actual Fort built in 1816 for defense in the Creek Indian Wars and named for Gen. . . . — Map (db m47761) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-7 — Clayton County
Clayton County was created by Act of Nov. 30, 1858 from Fayette and Henry Counties. It was named for Augustine Smith Clayton, born at Fredericksburg, Va., Nov. 27, 1783, who moved to Georgia before 1800. A graduate of the U. of Ga., he was a lawyer, . . . — Map (db m18956) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — Heritage Place1981
Historic Jonesboro, named in honor of Samuel Goode Jones in 1845, was founded in 1823 as Leaksville. Later Clayton County was created by the Act of November 30, 1858 from Fayette and Henry Counties, and Jonesboro became the County Seat. The town . . . — Map (db m18815) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Homerville — 032-1 — Clinch Court House»—→
Clinch County was created by an Act of the Legislature approved Feb. 14, 1850 out of lands formerly in Lowndes and Ware Counties and was named for General Duncan L. Clinch, a hero of the War of 1812 and the Indian wars. At the first election held . . . — Map (db m23848) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Homerville — 032-5 — First Court in Clinch County1 mi.→
About 1 mile south of here, the first Court and Election in Clinch County were held in 1850, in the home of Jonathan Knight. Pursuant to the Act creating Clinch, Commissioners appointed met in the Knight house to perfect the organization of the . . . — Map (db m14649) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-37 — Cobb County
Created December 3, 1832, and named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. Senator, Marietta was named for his wife. Fertile lands gave impetus to farming; ample water power encouraged industries. People from further south sought Marietta as a . . . — Map (db m1660) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Smyrna’s First MayorJohn C. Moore — Aug. 16, 1830 - May 10, 1897
Front Ulysses S. Grant was President of the U.S., and the South was still suffering from the effects of abusive Reconstruction when Smyrna was first incorporated August 23, 1872. One theory is that in the post-war era, citizens feared the town . . . — Map (db m17072) HM
Georgia (Colquitt County), Moultrie — 035-1 — Colquitt County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 25, 1856, is named for Hon. Walter T. Colquitt who had recently died. A famous lawyer and Methodist preacher, he served in Congress in 1839-40 and 1842-43, and in the Senate from 1843 to ‘48. . . . — Map (db m40202) HM
Georgia (Cook County), Adel — 037-1 — Cook County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 30, 1918, is named for Gen. Philip Cook who fought in the States and Seminole Wars. He served in Congress from 1872 to '82, was Secretary of State for Georgia 1890-94 and 1898-1918. He served as . . . — Map (db m40446) HM
Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — 038-4 — Coweta County
Coweta, an original county, was created by Acts of June 9, 1825 and Dec. 11, 1826 from Creek cessions of Jan. 24, 1826 and Mar. 31, 1826. It was named Coweta to perpetuate the fame of the head chief of the Coweta Towns, Gen. William McIntosh, . . . — Map (db m10497) HM
Georgia (Crawford County), Knoxville — 039-1 — Crawford County
This County created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 9 & 23, 1822, is named for William H. Crawford, Georgia statesman who was Secretary of the Treasury at the time the County was established. At the County Site, Knoxville, lived Joanna E. Troutman . . . — Map (db m21435) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — 040-6 — Crisp County
Crisp County was created by Act of Aug. 17, 1905 from Dooly County. It was named for Charles Frederick Crisp (1845-1896), Georgia lawyer, judge, Congressman, who was born in Sheffield, England, of actor parents touring the British Isles. Judge Crisp . . . — Map (db m53210) HM
Georgia (Dade County), Trenton — 041-1 — Dade County
Often called the “State of Dade,” because, as legend has it, the county seceded from the Union ahead of Georgia, and only returned to the Union July 4, 1945. Created December 25, 1837, and named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade, . . . — Map (db m57731) HM
Georgia (Dawson County), Dawsonville — 042-1 — Dawson County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 3, 1857, is named for William C. Dawson who died in 1856, having served in Congress from Dec. 1836 to Nov. 1842, and in the U.S. Senate from 1849 to 1855. He also commanded a brigade in the Creek . . . — Map (db m33546) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14356) HM
Georgia (Dodge County), Eastman — 045-1 — Dodge County
This County created by Act of the Legislature Oct. 26, 1870, is named for William E. Dodge, a New York lumberman who owned large areas of the forest lands and who persuaded Congress to remove taxation from “the great staple of our . . . — Map (db m57197) HM
Georgia (Dooly County), Vienna — 046-1 — Dooly County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 & Dec. 24, 1821, is named for Col. John Dooly of Revolutionary fame who was murdered in his home by Tories in 1780. The original County Site was at Berrien on the Flint River in 1823, the name . . . — Map (db m53224) HM
Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — 047-1 — Dougherty County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 15, 1853, is named for Charles Dougherty of Athens, noted ante-bellum lawyer and jurist and strong advocate of states rights. In the Creek War in 1836 the Indians were driven out at the Battle . . . — Map (db m40792) HM
Georgia (Douglas County), Douglasville — 048-1 — Douglas County
This county, created by Act of the Legislature October 17, 1870, is named for Stephen A. Douglas, the “Little Giant,” a Vermonter who was Congressman from Illinois 1843 to ‘47, Senator from ‘47 to ‘61, and Democratic candidate for . . . — Map (db m30727) HM
Georgia (Echols County), Statenville — 050-1 — Echols County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 13, 1858, is named for Col. Robert M. Echols, for 24 years a member of the General Assembly. He was a President of the Georgia Senate and a Brigadier General in the Mexican War during which he . . . — Map (db m27038) HM
Georgia (Effingham County), Springfield — 051-1 — Effingham County
This is one of the eight original Counties created by the Georgia Constitution in 1777 and is named for Lord Effingham who was an ardent supporter of Colonial Rights. By Act of Feb. 26, 1784, the first County Site was located at Tuckasee-King near . . . — Map (db m7505) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 56-1 — Fayette County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 and December 24, 1821, is named for the Marquis de LaFayette, famous French General who came to this country to fight under General George Washington in the Revolutionary War. After returning to . . . — Map (db m42534) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-10 — Floyd County
Floyd County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 out of Cherokee County. Originally, it included parts of Chattooga, Polk and Gordon Counties. Early settlers came from Tenn., S.C., and older parts of Ga. The county was named for Maj. Gen. John Floyd . . . — Map (db m30671) HM
Georgia (Forsyth County), Cumming — 058-3 — Colonel William Cumming
The town of Cumming (incorporated 1834) is named in honor of Col. William Cumming, distinguished Georgian, born July 27, 1788, son of Thomas Cumming and Ann Clay, daughter of Joseph Clay, of Savannah. William Cumming graduated from the College of . . . — Map (db m33581) HM
Georgia (Franklin County), Carnesville — 059-1 — Franklin County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 25, 1784, is named for Benjamin Franklin, Revolutionary patriot and statesman. It was formed from lands obtained from the Indians by the Treaty of Augusta, 1783. Capt. James Terrell of the . . . — Map (db m27043) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Alpharetta — 060-25A — Old Milton County
This was the Courthouse of Milton County at the time it was merged with Fulton County Jan. 1, 1932. When the County was created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 18, 1857, it was named for Homer V. Milton, General in the War of 1812, though some claim . . . — Map (db m21434) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14357) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14358) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-83 — Land Lot 104
The area E. (L. L. 104, 17th Dist.), long known as Collier’s Woods, was part of the ante-bellum plantation of George W. Collier (1813-1903). Clear Creek P.O. (1831-1839), probably in this land lot, was named for the stream flowing across it; old . . . — Map (db m16545) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-127 — Old Pace’s Ferry Road
This is the original trace of the Pace’s Ferry Road which ran from Decatur, via Buckhead, to Pace’s Ferry on the Chattahoochee River, about 50 feet upstream from the present bridge. While the date of its establishment is unknown, on May 5, 1834, . . . — Map (db m10855) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Sandy Springs
This community is named for the natural springs bubbling up through clear white sand in the meadow below. The Springs were a Cherokee and Creek Indian campsite which became the property of the orphans of John Medows of Henry County in the 1821 Land . . . — Map (db m9544) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Campbellton — Site of the Campbell County Court House
Where, in June 1867 the widow of Captain T.C. Glover called a reunion of the survivors of Company A, 21st Georgia, C.S.A. who agreed to hold annual meetings. — Map (db m21432) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Fairburn — 060-24A — Old Campbell County←—«
This was the Courthouse of Campbell County at the time it was merged with Fulton County Jan. 1, 1932. When the County was created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 20 & 22, 1828, the Site was at Campbellton on the Chattahoochee but it was moved to . . . — Map (db m32709) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Hapeville — Hapeville, Georgia
Hapeville is situated on the Central Railroad of Georgia, eight miles from Atlanta, upon a water-shed extending from Atlanta to Macon. When chartered on September 16, 1891, Hapeville was considered the most attractive suburban town around Atlanta . . . — Map (db m10906) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Palmetto — 29 I-B — Palmetto
Palmetto was named by a member of the Palmetto Guards, a Regiment from South Carolina enroute to the Mexican War. This was in appreciation of the hospitality shown them by the community while encamped here in January, 1847 — Map (db m26267) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Sandy Springs — 060-114 — Hightower (Etowah) Trail<------->
Hightower (Etowah) Trail, one of the best marked Indian trails in Georgia, and a main road along which many settlers built their homes until the 1840’s, crossed this highway near here on its way to a nearby ford on the Chattahoochee River. A . . . — Map (db m33435) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Sandy Springs — The History of the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sandy Springs, Georgia, the unincorporated community just north of Atlanta, began a 30-year campaign for incorporation when the City of Atlanta tried to annex the area in the 1970s. The Committee for Sandy Springs formed in 1975 to incorporate Sandy . . . — Map (db m53430) HM
Georgia (Gilmer County), Ellijay — 061-4 — Gilmer County
Gilmer County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 out of Cherokee. Originally, it contained parts of Fannin, Dawson and Pickens Counties. The county was named for George Rockingham Gilmer (1790-1859), who served with distinction as a soldier, lawyer, . . . — Map (db m24335) HM
Georgia (Glascock County), Gibson — 062-1 — Glascock County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1857, is named for Gen. Thomas Glascock who served in the War of 1812 and the Seminole War. He was a Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and a Member of Congress from 1835 to . . . — Map (db m55549) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Brunswick — 063-21 — Glynn County
Glynn County, one of the eight original Counties of Georgia, was organized under the 1777 Constitution of the State of Georgia. It was named in honor of John Glynn, a member of the British House of Commons who defended the cause of the American . . . — Map (db m12226) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — 064-14 — Gordon County
This county was named for William Washington Gordon, of Savannah (1796-1842). The first Georgian to graduate at West Point, he entered the practice of law and was a pioneer in the railroad field in this State. He was the founder and first President . . . — Map (db m19295) HM
Georgia (Grady County), Cairo — 065-1 — Grady County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Aug. 17, 1905, is named for Henry W. Grady, nationally famous editor and “silver tongued orator” of the New South. Born in Athens, Ga., in 1850 and educated at the Universities of Georgia & . . . — Map (db m27123) HM
Georgia (Grady County), Cairo — 065-2 — Grady County
"Original Diversified Farming County of Southeast” Established January 1, 1906 The Courthouse and County Jail were built in 1908 and the county was organized under the general supervision of the following first Board of County . . . — Map (db m27125) HM
Georgia (Greene County), Greensboro — 066-1 — Greene County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 3, 1786, is named for Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, the strategist who ranked second only to Gen. Washington. Born in Rhode Island in 1742, he died at his Georgia plantation in 1786. Seven miles . . . — Map (db m42718) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville — 067-1 — Button Gwinnett
Button Gwinnett, for whom this county was named, was born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1735, the son of a Church of England minister. He worked in the store of his father-in-law in Dexter for two years, then as an importer and exporter for three . . . — Map (db m84791) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville — 067-4 — Gwinnett County
Created in 1818 from Cherokee and Creek cessions, Gwinnett is an original county. Courts, elections, and sheriff sales were held, first, in the home of Elisha Winn, 1 mile east of the Appalachee River. Selected to buy a permanent site for the county . . . — Map (db m16916) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Norcross — Thrasher ParkNamed for the Founder of Norcross
Norcross was chartered in 1870 through its founder, J.J. "Cousin John" Thrasher, and named for his good friend, Jonathon Norcross, the fourth mayor (1851) of Atlanta. "Cousin John" purchased tracts of land which he subdivided and sold as lots along . . . — Map (db m12880) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — HCHS-1 — Hall County Sesquicentennial
In memory of the pioneer citizens who gave a great heritage to this area, this plaque was presented December 19, 1968 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the creation of Hall County, 44th county of Georgia. Named for Lyman Hall, one of the three . . . — Map (db m23154) HM
Georgia (Hancock County), Powelton — 070-9 — Gov. William Rabun3 mi. →
The home of William Rabun, Governor of Georgia 1817-1819. Born in Halifax County, N.C., April 8, 1771, Governor Rabun moved to Wilkes Co., Ga., in 1785. Having the usual backwoods schooling of his day, he acquired by reading and observation, . . . — Map (db m13347) HM
Georgia (Hancock County), Sparta — 070-3 — Hancock County
Hancock County, created by Act of Dec. 17, 1793, was named for John Hancock of Mass., President of Continental Congress and the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence. It has been the home of 4 Governors of Ga. -- William Rabun, Charles . . . — Map (db m24332) HM
Georgia (Hancock County), Sparta — 070-4 — Sparta
Sparta, Seat of Justice for Hancock County in 1795, became a chartered town, Dec. 3, 1803. Situated at an Indian trading post, in constant danger of border trouble, the town was named Sparta to indicate the bravery of its pioneer citizens. In 1864 . . . — Map (db m24343) HM
Georgia (Haralson County), Buchanan — 071-1 — Haralson County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Jan. 26, 1856, is named for Gen. Hugh A. Haralson, Member of Congress and Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs during the Mexican War. The County Site is named for James Buchanan, last . . . — Map (db m11177) HM
Georgia (Haralson County), Tallapoosa — 071-3 — Historic Tallapoosa
Tallapoosa was a place of great ceremonial importance to the Indians. Here in 1826 settlers discovered “Charles Town,” an Indian Village named for one of their great warriors. Several Indian trails intersected here and the Choctaw, Creek . . . — Map (db m11142) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Hamilton — 72-1 — Harris County
This county, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 14 & 24, 1827, is named for Charles Harris, eminent Savannah jurist. Born in England and educated in France, he served Savannah as Alderman or Mayor for 20 years, refusing higher offices. The . . . — Map (db m22825) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Pine Mountain — Chipley - Pine Mountain, Georgia
Chipley was incorporated on December 9, 1882, following the extension of the Columbus and Rome Railroad one mile north of the Village of Hood. Old Hood was the predecessor of Chipley. Chipley was named after Colonel W. D. Chipley, a partner in the . . . — Map (db m59012) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Pine Mountain Valley — 072-13 — Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project
The Resettlement Administration was founded on May 1, 1935 as part of the second phase of President Roosevelt's New Deal. FDR took a personal interest in the planning of this project with Under Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Rex Tugwell, . . . — Map (db m11269) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Pine Mountain Valley — Valley of Hope
Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia was begun in November 1934 under the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal plan. It was conceived as a pilot community relief project to provide an escape from the effects of the Great Depression. . . . — Map (db m11271) HM
Georgia (Heard County), Franklin — 074-1 — Heard County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 22, 1830, is named for Hon. Stephen Heard, elected President of the Council Feb. 18, 1781, thus, in the absence of Gov. Howley, becoming Governor de facto. An Englishman who moved to Wilkes Co. . . . — Map (db m33031) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — 075-1 — Henry County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 & December 24, 1821, is named for Patrick Henry, Revolutionary patriot, orator and statesman, largely responsible for the Bill of Rights and known best for his words “Give me liberty or . . . — Map (db m21340) HM
Georgia (Irwin County), Ocilla — 077-1A — Irwin County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 15, 1818 and December 21, 1819, is named for Gov. Jared Irwin who served from 1806 to ‘09. He helped revised the State Constitution in 1789 and ‘98 and was famed for his uncompromising . . . — Map (db m40578) HM
Georgia (Jackson County), Braselton — 78-3 — The Braselton Family
In 1876 William H. Braselton, Sr. and his wife, Susan Hosch Braselton, established a 796-acre farm in western Jackson County . The Braseltons’ children, Henry, Green, John Oliver, Belle, and Lena , grew up working on the family farm, developing . . . — Map (db m24176) HM
Georgia (Jackson County), Braselton — The Braselton School Bell
Originally located in the bell tower of the Braselton High School, the bell was commissioned by Senator Isaac Frank Duncan for all students from 1920 until 1957. The school was built by the Town of Braselton’s founders, and when it closed in 1957, . . . — Map (db m18270) HM
Georgia (Jackson County), Hoschton — 78-1 — Hoschton Train Depot
The four Hosch brothers founded Hoschton in 1881 in the hope of influencing the proposed route of the Gainesville, Jefferson and Southern Railroad. In 1833 this depot was built on land donated by the brothers. The railroad transformed the town and . . . — Map (db m18272) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Louisville — 081-3 — "Yazoo Fraud"
The notorious "Yazoo Fraud" act was passed and later repealed in the old State Capitol that stood here 1794-1807. The 1794 Georgia legislature sold 35,000,000 acres of land along the Yazoo River in what is now Alabama and Mississippi at 1½ . . . — Map (db m58365) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Louisville — Louisville, Georgia1786 - 1986
Chartered in 1786, the City of Louisville was named in honor of King Louis XVI in appreciation for the help he gave the colonies during the American Revolution. From 1796 to 1805, Louisville served as the first permanent capital of Georgia: the . . . — Map (db m15898) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-5 — Jones County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 10, 1807, is named for James Jones of Savannah, a legislator at 23 and member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1798 in which year he was elected to Congress. The first County Site was at . . . — Map (db m26024) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 085-2 — Lamar County
Lamar County was created by Act of State Assembly August 17, 1920. It was named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, lawyer, Colonel in the Confederate Army, U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Interior and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The first . . . — Map (db m25975) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Goggins — Goggans, Georgia
Goggans was named for the family of John F. Goggans. He donated the land for the railroad station, general store, where the post office was located, and access land to the Union Primitive Baptist Church. At different times, the town was also known . . . — Map (db m11325) HM
Georgia (Lanier County), Lakeland — 086-1 — Lanier County
This County created by Acts of the Legislature of Aug. 11, 1919 & Aug. 7, 1920 is named for Sidney Lanier, poet of Georgia. Lanier was born in Macon Feb. 3, 1842 and practiced law there with his father after graduating from Oglethorpe Univ. then at . . . — Map (db m27186) HM
Georgia (Laurens County), Dublin — 087-2 — Laurens County
Laurens County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Originally, it contained all of Pulaski and part of Johnson Counties. Among prominent residents of Laurens County were Gov. Geo. M. Troup and Gen. David Blackshear. It was . . . — Map (db m49538) HM
Georgia (Lee County), Leesburg — 088-4 — Lee County
Lee County was created by Acts of June 9, 1825 and Dec. 11, 1826 from Creek cessions of Jan. 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826. Originally, it contained all land in Randolph, Stewart, Quitman, Sumter, Terrell, Webster and part of Marion and Clay Counties. . . . — Map (db m40125) HM
Georgia (Lowndes County), Hahira — 092-3 — Site: Franklinville
When Lowndes County was created December 23, 1825, Lawrence Folsom, Sion Hall, William Blair, John J. Underwood and Daniel McCauly were appointed Commissioners to select the capital of Lowndes County. The site which they chose, named Franklinville, . . . — Map (db m12171) HM
Georgia (Lowndes County), Valdosta — 092-1 — Lowndes County
Lowndes County was created by an act of the Georgia Legislature December 23, 1825, from lands previously in Irwin County. It was named for William J. Lowndes, a South Carolina statesman. The first count officers commissioned May 29, 1826, were Henry . . . — Map (db m40166) HM
Georgia (Lumpkin County), Dahlonega — 19 B-7 — Lumpkin Court House
This court house, built in 1836, replaced the small log structure used since the establishment of Lumpkin County in 1832. The town was named Dahlonega in October, 1833, for the Cherokee word “Talonega” meaning “golden.” From . . . — Map (db m30859) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Oglethorpe — 096-1 — Macon County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 14, 1837, is named for Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina, President Pro-Tem of the U.S. Senate. The first County Site at Lanier was moved to Oglethorpe in 1854 to be on the railroad. Lanier became . . . — Map (db m40011) HM
Georgia (Marion County), Buena Vista — 098-3 — New Courthouse - 1850
Built in 1850 of locally made brick, this is one of two courthouses standing in Marion County. The other built in 1848 is at Tazewell. The first courthouse was at Horry. When the county seat was moved here the town was called Pea Ridge. Wishing a . . . — Map (db m27234) HM
Georgia (McDuffie County), Thomson — 094-2 — McDuffie County
McDuffie County was created by Act of Oct. 18, 1870 from Columbia and Warren Counties. It was named for George McDuffie (1788-1851). Born in Columbia (now Warren County, Ga.), he became a political leader in S.C. He was a Maj. Gen. of Militia, . . . — Map (db m42688) HM
Georgia (McIntosh County), Darien — 095-5 — McIntosh County
This county, created Dec. 19, 1793 from Liberty County, was named for the McIntosh family, early settlers, whose name was associated with most events in Georgia history for many years. John McIntosh, with 170 Highlanders, came to Georgia in January . . . — Map (db m10455) HM
Georgia (Meriwether County), Greenville — 099-3 — Meriwether County
Meriwether County, “Second Home” of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt and birthplace of three Ga. Governors -- Joseph M. Terrell, William Y. Atkinson and John M. Slaton -- was created by Act of Dec. 14, 1827 from Troup County. It was named for . . . — Map (db m22179) HM
Georgia (Miller County), Colquitt — 100-1 — Miller County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 26, 1856, is named for Judge Andrew J. Miller who died in 1856. A Commander of the Oglethorpe Infantry, he served in the legislature for more than twenty years and was several times President . . . — Map (db m55508) HM
Georgia (Mitchell County), Camilla — 101-1 — Mitchell County
The county was created by an Act of the Georgia Legislature on Dec. 21, 1857. Some historians say that the county was named for David B. Mitchell, Governor of Georgia in 1809-13 and again in 1815-17, and that Camilla was named for his daughter. . . . — Map (db m27094) HM
Georgia (Monroe County), Forsyth — 102-4 — Forsyth
Forsyth, County Seat of Monroe County, was incorporated by Act of Legislature in 1823. It is in almost the exact geographical center of the State. First commissioners were James S. Phillips, Henry H. Lumpkin, John E. Bailey, Anderson Baldwin and . . . — Map (db m25945) HM
Georgia (Monroe County), Forsyth — 102-3 — Monroe County
Created by Act of May 15, 1821, Monroe County, an original county containing all of Pike and parts of Bibb, Butts and Lamar Counties, was ceded by the Creek Indians in early 1821. Laid out by the Lottery Act, it was rapidly occupied by large numbers . . . — Map (db m25941) HM
Georgia (Montgomery County), Mt. Vernon — 103-4 — Montgomery County
Montgomery County, created Dec. 19, 1793 out of Washington, originally contained all of Wheeler and Tattnall and parts of Treutlen, Toombs, Emanuel and Dodge Counties. It was named for Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (1736- 1775), "an early martyr to . . . — Map (db m21842) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Bostwick — Mallory
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of MALLORY The early tax records of Morgan County identify the family of "Malry" in the Harris Militia District as early as the . . . — Map (db m20459) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Buckhead — Park's Mill
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of Park’s Mill The construction of Park’s Mill is thought to be contemporary with the creation of Morgan County by act of the Georgia . . . — Map (db m17274) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — Madison
On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of Madison Named in honor of U.S. President James Madison, the town of Madison was established as the permanent seat of Morgan County . . . — Map (db m16233) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — The Town Commons
The Georgia Legislature initially designated 100 acres (Parts of Land Lots No.36, No.35, & No.23) for Madison’s establishment. The Justices of the Inferior Court subdivided the land to create a “publick” square as well as lots for sale . . . — Map (db m49234) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-3 — City of Columbus
This city of Columbus was created as a trading town by an act of the General Assembly of Georgia, December 24, 1827. The location designated was on the Chattahoochee River near the Coweta Falls. This spot was selected because it was at the head of . . . — Map (db m22802) HM
Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-1 — Oconee County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 25, 1875, is named for the Oconee River which forms its eastern boundary. In 1801 Watkinsville was made County Site of Clarke County but in 1875 the Clarke County Site was changed to Athens. As . . . — Map (db m21407) HM
Georgia (Oglethorpe County), Lexington — 109-4 — Oglethorpe County
This County created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1793, is named for Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia. Born in London, England, Dec. 22, 1696, Oglethorpe left England in Nov. 1732 with 116 settlers and arrived at Yamacraw in Jan. . . . — Map (db m26058) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), Dallas — 110-5 — Paulding County
Created December 3, 1832, and named for John Paulding, one of the captors of Major Andre, accomplice of Benedict Arnold. Van Wert, the first county seat, was named for another of the captors. When Polk County was created in 1851, Dallas became the . . . — Map (db m21034) HM
Georgia (Peach County), Fort Valley — 111-1 — Peach County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 18, 1924, is named for one of Georgia's leading crops, the Georgia Peach known throughout the nation and beyond. The famous Elberta Peach was developed in Georgia by Samuel B. Rumph and is grown . . . — Map (db m53097) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Jasper — 112-1 — Pickens County
Created December 5, 1853, and named for General Andrew Pickens of Revolutionary fame. The first settlements sprang up along the Old Federal Road which followed in general the route of the highway through Tate, Jasper and Talking Rock. Mount . . . — Map (db m15476) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Tate — 112-1 — Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate
The Georgia Marble Company began in 1884 as one of many small marble quarrying operations in the region. In 1905 Colonel Sam Tate became the company's president, continuing in that position until his death in 1938. Georgia Marble Company stone can . . . — Map (db m15019) HM
Georgia (Pierce County), Blackshear — 113-1 — Pierce County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 18, 1857, is named for Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire Democrat and fourteenth President of the United States, 1853 to `57. He was a General in the Mexican War. Blackshear, incorporated December . . . — Map (db m24037) HM
Georgia (Pike County), Meansville — 114-1 — Old Newnan
In 1823 the Inferior Court Justices of Pike County selected the center lot in the county near here as the site for the county seat. This land was laid out into town lots and named Newnan to honor Major General Daniel Newnan, a Revolutionary War . . . — Map (db m12221) HM
Georgia (Pike County), Zebulon — 114-2 — Pike County
Created by Act of Dec. 9, 1822, from Monroe County, Pike County originally contained part of Spalding, Upson and Lamar Counties. It was named for Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813), leader, in 1805, of an expedition to trace the Mississippi River . . . — Map (db m59609) HM

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