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Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William C. Dawson

1798 - 1856

 

—Statesman - Soldier - Jurist - Freemason —

 
William C. Dawson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 5, 2007
1. William C. Dawson Marker
Inscription. A native of Greene County, then on Georgia’s Indian frontier, he was educated in the law and admitted to the bar in 1818. The remainder of his exemplary life was spent in the public service as legislator, Captain of Volunteers in the Indian War of 1836 in Florida, Judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, Congressman, and U.S. Senator from Georgia from 1849 to 1855.

A member and officer of historic San Marino Lodge No. 34, F & A M, Greensboro, GA., first chartered in 1821 and which lodge has had its quarters atop the Greene County Courthouse here since 1849. Brother Dawson served as Grand Master of Masons in Georgia from 1843 until his death in Greensboro on 6 May 1856. Two cities and one county in Georgia are named for him. Also named in his honor are two Masonic Lodges: Dawson no. 68, F & A M Social Circle, GA., and Dawson No. 16, F.A.A.M, at Washington, D.C.

One of the most beloved, respected and distinguished Grand Masters in Georgia´s long Masonic history his honored remains lie in the city cemetery near this spot. His entire life was a testimonial to his devotion to his fellowman, his country and to the sublime precepts of Freemasonry. His name will always be revered by the Freemasons of Georgia.
 
Erected 1971 by Educational & Historical Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia,
William C. Dawson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 5, 2007
2. William C. Dawson Marker
The First Commissioner of Agriculture marker and Greene County Confederate Monument can be seen; all are in front of the Greene County Courthouse.
F & A M.
 
Location. 33° 34.602′ N, 83° 10.944′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is on North Main Street 0 miles north of Court Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the Greene County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Commissioner of Agriculture (here, next to this marker); Greene County (a few steps from this marker); Old Greene County "Gaol" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheriff L. L. Wyatt (about 400 feet away); The Burning of Greensborough (about 600 feet away); Bishop George Foster Pierce (about 700 feet away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Springfield Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
First Commissioner of Agriculture and William C. Dawson Markers in front of the Greene County Courth image. Click for full size.
By James N. Perdue, 2007
3. First Commissioner of Agriculture and William C. Dawson Markers in front of the Greene County Courth
 
 
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