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

Terrell County

Terrell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Terrell County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 16, 1856, is named for Dr. William Terrell who died in 1855. He served in Congress from 1817 to 21. Eight miles west of here was fought the Battle of Echo-wa-noth-away Swamp in the Creek Indian War in 1836. Old Herod Town, an important Indian village, stood eight miles south. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Andrew I. Baldwin, Clerk of Superior Court Meyron Weston, Clerk of Inferior Court Daniel Lashley, Ordinary Ludwell M. Lennard, Tax Receiver Isaac Abbott, Tax Collector James W. Johnston, Coroner Bright W. Trewitt and Surveyor Daniel Lawken.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 135-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 46.407′ N, 84° 26.76′ W. Marker is in Dawson, Georgia, in Terrell County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lee Street and Jefferson Street SE, on the right when traveling east on East Lee Street. Click for map. The marker is in front of the Terrell County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson GA 39842, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker
Terrell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Terrell County Courthouse
The Terrell County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1892 for a cost of $36,832.
, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Gun Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V. (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Gun Shop (approx. half a mile away); Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Herod Town (approx. 5.1 miles away); General Andrew Jackson (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pursuit of Jefferson Davis (approx. 14.3 miles away).
Also see . . .  Terrell County from the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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