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Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gordon County

 
 
Gordon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
1. Gordon County Marker
Inscription. 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 of the Central Railroad and Banking Company, now the Central of Georgia System.

Gordon county was created by act of the Georgia Legislature Feb. 13, 1850. Area 375 square miles. 1950 population 18,957.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 30.166′ N, 84° 57.061′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on North Court Street just east of North Wall Street (Georgia Route 41), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker adjoins the Gordon County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Calhoun Depot (about 700 feet away); Roland Hayes
Gordon County Marker image. Click for full size.
Georgia Archives, The University System of Georgia, 1976
2. Gordon County Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richard Peters Plantation (approx. 2 miles away); Calhoun War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Lay's Ferry (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Calhoun.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable PersonsPolitical Subdivisions
 
Gordon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
3. Gordon County Marker
Columns at the front of the courhouse are visible to the right.
Gordon County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
4. Gordon County Courthouse
 
 
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