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Canton in Cherokee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joseph Emerson Brown

 
 
Joseph Emerson Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
1. Joseph Emerson Brown Marker
Inscription. Born April 15, 1821 in Pickens District, South Carolina, he grew up in Union County, Georgia. He taught to pay for his education and while teaching in Canton he read law at night, being admitted to the bar in August, 1845.

He graduated from the Yale Law School and practiced law in this city. He was elected State Senator in 1849; Judge of the Superior Court, Blue Ridge Circuit, in 1855; Governor in 1857, serving during the trying years of the War Between the States until 1865.

He was Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court from 1868 to 1870, resigning to become manager of the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

He was President of the Dade Coal Company, and had other large mining interests, and owned several farms. He was elected United States Senator in 1880; then elected for a second term.

In memory of his son, Charles McDonald Brown, he established a $50,000 scholarship at the University of Georgia.

Governor Brown died November 30, 1894. His Canton home stood near this marker. After his death his heirs presented this tract to the city for a park, fittingly named Brown Park
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 028-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker
Joseph Emerson Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
2. Joseph Emerson Brown Marker
Note the arch to the right, and the Canton City Hall to the left rear.
series.
 
Location. 34° 14.111′ N, 84° 29.414′ W. Marker is in Canton, Georgia, in Cherokee County. Marker is on East Marietta Street 0 miles north of Elizabeth Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is in Brown Park. Marker is in this post office area: Canton GA 30114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County Gold (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crescent Farm Rock Barn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Buffington (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of Taliwa (approx. 9.6 miles away); Old Pine Log Indian Town (approx. 12.7 miles away); Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate (approx. 13.7 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 14.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Canton.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph E. Brown. The New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Brown. (Submitted on August 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
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The Arch in Brown Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
3. The Arch in Brown Park
This is the Civil War Side
The Arch in Brown Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
4. The Arch in Brown Park
The Great War Side
Dedication Stone in Brown Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
5. Dedication Stone in Brown Park
Front of Stone
Dedication Stone in Brown Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
6. Dedication Stone in Brown Park
Rear of Stone
Dedication Stone in Brown Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
7. Dedication Stone in Brown Park
One side -- the fourth side is blank
 
 
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