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Fairburn in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Campbell County

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Old Campbell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
1. Old Campbell County Marker
Inscription. This was the Courthouse of Campbell County at the time it was merged with Fulton County Jan. 1, 1932. When the County was created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 20 & 22, 1828, the Site was at Campbellton on the Chattahoochee but it was moved to Fairburn in 1870. The county was named for Col. Duncan G. Campbell, one of the signers of the Treaty made at Indian Springs in 1825 by which the Creeks ceded much of the land that later made up Campbell County. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Nathaniel Nickolson; Clerk of Superior Court Littleberry Watts; Clerk of Inferior Court Gambril White; Coroner Isaac Calhoun and Surveyor Shadrach Green.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-24A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.025′ N, 84° 34.789′ W. Marker is in Fairburn, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on NE Broad Street 0 miles south of Pearl Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the old Campbell County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fairburn GA 30213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of
Old Campbell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
2. Old Campbell County Marker
The marker as seen from NE Broad Street
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shadnor Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 (approx. 4.5 miles away); Palmer Family Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ramah Baptist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Confederate Army of Tennessee (approx. 6.2 miles away); Palmetto (approx. 6.2 miles away); Willis Pentecost Menefee (approx. 6.2 miles away); Howard's March to Jonesboro (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An historic marker at Col. Duncan G. Campbell's home, and the birthplace of his son, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Archibald Campbell, located in Washington, Georgia.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNative AmericansPolitical Subdivisions
 
Old Campbell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
3. Old Campbell County Courthouse
Built in 1871
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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