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Mt. Vernon in Montgomery County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Montgomery County

 
 
Montgomery County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Montgomery County Marker
Inscription. Montgomery County, created Dec. 19, 1793 out of Washington, originally contained all of Wheeler and Tattnall and parts of Treutlen, Toombs, Emanuel and Dodge Counties. It was named for Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (1736- 1775), "an early martyr to the cause of liberty." Commanding an expedition to Canada in 1775, he was killed at the Siege of Quebec. First County officers, commissioned Feb. 17, 1794, were: March McKessak, Sheriff; Thos. Pugh, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Jonathan Eammons, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Jonathan Holly, Cor.; Wm. Cawthorn, Reg. of Probate; Willis Wood, Sur.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 103-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 10.451′ N, 82° 35.696′ W. Marker is in Mt. Vernon, Georgia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on McEachin Street (U.S. 221) near West Church Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon GA 30445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Confederate Monument
Montgomery County Marker,(L), at Courthouse with Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 20, 2009
2. Montgomery County Marker,(L), at Courthouse with Confederate Monument
(a few steps from this marker); Wheeler County (approx. 11.1 miles away); Paul Anderson (approx. 11.8 miles away); To Gov. Troup's Tomb (approx. 12.4 miles away); Dead River Cemetery (approx. 12.4 miles away); Gov. Troupís Tomb (approx. 12.8 miles away); Treutlen County (approx. 14 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mt. Vernon.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
 
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