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Clayton in Rabun County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rabun County

 
 
Rabun County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
1. Rabun County Marker
Inscription. This County created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 21, 1819, is named for William Rabun, 11th Governor of Georgia who was elected in 1817 and died in 1819. Self-educated by reading he served as a member of the Legislature and as President of the Senate. Here now is located the famous Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School for the education of entire families. Among the first County Officers were; Justices of the Inferior Court Edward Coffee, John McClure, Samuel Farris, William Kelly, William Gillespie, Andrew Miller, James Dillard and Clerk Thomas Kelly.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 119-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 52.72′ N, 83° 24.171′ W. Marker is in Clayton, Georgia, in Rabun County. Marker is on West Savannah Street (U.S. 76) 0 miles west of North Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker stands on the square in front of the Rabun County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton GA 30525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert H. “Bob” Vickers 1908 - 1984 (a few steps
Rabun County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
2. Rabun County Marker
US 76, West Savannah Street, is in the background
from this marker); Rabun County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Rabun County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Rabun County Korean War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bartram Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); York House Inn (approx. 4.2 miles away); Memorial Lands and Cottages (approx. 5.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Brig·Gen·Francis·S·Bartow·C·S·A· (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clayton.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USEducationGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
 
Rabun County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
3. Rabun County Courthouse
This courhouse, the sixth in the county's history, was built in 1968.
Rabun County Courthouse Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard
4. Rabun County Courthouse Bell Marker
Rabun County Courthouse Bell image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard
5. Rabun County Courthouse Bell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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