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Hamilton in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Harris County

 
 
Harris County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
1. Harris County Marker
Inscription. This county, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 14 & 24, 1827, is named for Charles Harris, eminent Savannah jurist. Born in England and educated in France, he served Savannah as Alderman or Mayor for 20 years, refusing higher offices. The first Court House was built in 1831 and the present one in 1908. First election was held in Feb. 1828. First county officers were: Sheriff Lewis Wynn, Superior Court Clerk Clark Blandford, Inferior Court Clerk Josiah W. Batchelder, Surveyor Absalom Beddell, Coroner F.A.B. Wheeler, Tax Receiver Burrell Blackmon, Tax Collector John D. Johnson.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 72-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 45.533′ N, 84° 52.494′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of North College Street (U.S. 27) and Barnes Mill Road, on the right when traveling north on North College Street. Click for map. The marker is in front of the Harris County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton GA 31811, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the
Harris County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. Harris County Courthouse
The courthouse was built in 1908 by the Mutual Construction Company for $35,000.
crow flies. U.S.S. Harris County (here, next to this marker); B. F. White (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus Baptist Association (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hamilton Female College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Valley of Hope (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project (approx. 4.2 miles away); Callaway Gardens (approx. 5 miles away); The J.L. Hand Gazebo (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
 
Harris County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
3. Harris County Courthouse
Two markers stand in front of the courthouse
 
 
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