“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
McDonough in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Henry County

Henry County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
1. Henry County Marker
Inscription. 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 give me death.” At Sharon Church seven miles east of here, founded Feb. 28, 1824, occurred the split between the Primitive and Missionary Baptists in Georgia. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff James Fletcher, Clerk of Superior Court William Hardin, Clerk of Inferior Court John M. Forbes, Surveyor Wylie Ferrell and Coroner William Missor.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 075-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 26.866′ N, 84° 8.811′ W. Marker is in McDonough, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is on John Frank Ward Boulevard (Georgia Route 20) 0 miles west of Macon Street (U.S. 23), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is in front of the new addition to the Henry County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: McDonough GA 30253, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker
Henry County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
2. Henry County Courthouse
The marker can be seen between the two trees to the left. The Henry County Courthouse was designed by the firm of Golucke and Stewart and built by Frank P. Heifner; it was completed in 1897.
, measured as the crow flies. The Right Wing at McDonough (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shingleroof Campground (approx. 2.6 miles away); Locust Grove Institute (approx. 6.9 miles away); Kilpatrick's Raid at the Nash Farm (approx. 8.3 miles away); Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks (approx. 8.3 miles away); "The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station" (approx. 8.3 miles away); The "Right Flank" on the McDonough Road (approx. 8.4 miles away); Kilpatrick's Raid (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McDonough.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,051 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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