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

Butts County

Butts County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
1. Butts County Marker
Inscription. 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 respectively all lands between the Flint and Ocmulgee Rivers north to the Chattahoochee, and all the remaining Indian lands in the state. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Isaac Nolen, Clerk of Superior Court Abel L. Robinson, Clerk of Inferior Court Thomas Thornton, Coroner Wm. B. Smith and Surveyor Willie Terrell.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 018-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 17.663′ N, 83° 58.028′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Georgia, in Butts County. Marker is at the intersection of West 3rd Street (U.S. 23) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on West 3rd Street. Click for map. The marker is at the edge of the lawn of the Butts County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson GA 30233, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Butts County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
2. Butts County Courthouse
The marker is in the trees, just seen to the left. The courthouse was built in 1898 at a cost of $24,980.
. The Right Wing at Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Crossing the Ocmulgee (within shouting distance of this marker); Butts County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron Springs (approx. 3.5 miles away); Indian Spring (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sherman’s Right At Indian Springs (approx. 4.2 miles away); McIntosh House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Home of Robert Grier (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 27 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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