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Claxton in Evans County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Evans County

 
 
Evans County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2009
1. Evans County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature Aug. 11, 1914, is named for Gen. Clement A. Evans, soldier, lawyer, minister, statesman & author, who died in 1911. He commanded Gordon`s old division in the last charge of the Army of Northern Virginia and surrendered under Lee at Appomattox `with guns still hot from firing until the last hour.` Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff T.W. Rogers, Ordinary W.H. Brewton, Clerk of Superior Court T.R. Tippins, Tax Receiver A.V. Smith, Tax Collector Daniel Sikes, Treasurer James S. Hogan and Surveyor A.D. Eason.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 054-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 9.686′ N, 81° 54.441′ W. Marker is in Claxton, Georgia, in Evans County. Marker is on W. Main St. (US 280, Ga 129 ) near Courthouse St., on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claxton GA 30417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to All Who Served (a few steps from this marker); Claxton First United Methodist Church
Evans County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2009
2. Evans County Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bellville (approx. 4 miles away); Daisy United Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 6.7 miles away); Croatan Indian Community (approx. 9.1 miles away); Oliff, Rushing, Durrence House (approx. 9.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Claxton.
 
Also see . . .  New Georgia Encyclopedia, Evans County. Almost entirely a product of the railroad age, Claxton, the seat of Evans County, was founded when the first railroad came through the area in the 1890s. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Evans County Marker at County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2009
3. Evans County Marker at County Courthouse
Clement A. Evans, for whom the county is named image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. Clement A. Evans, for whom the county is named
 
 
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