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Monticello in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Reese Home

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
1. Reese Home Marker
Inscription. Here lived Dr. David Addison Reese, born in Mecklenberg County, N. C., son of a Revolutionary soldier and grandson of a signer of the Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence. When a young man Dr. Reese moved to Monticello and married Mary Gaines Merriweather. He represented Jasper County in the State senate for a number of consecutive terms and was a trustee of the University of Georgia for almost 25 years. In 1831, President Andrew Jackson appointed him Commissioner to treat with the Cherokee Indians. In politics a Whig, he succeeded Alexander H. Stephens as Congressman in 1853. During the War Between the States he moved to Russell County, Alabama, and died there at the age of 78.

Site of the Firstt County Court
When Randolph County, now Jasper County, was separated from Baldwin County, Dec. 10, 1807, the Legislature ruled that all courts and other public business in the new county be transacted at the home of John Towns. The historic Towns Home stood on this land lot, to the rear of the Reese house.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 18.183′ 
Reese Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Reese Home Marker
Looking east on Eatonton Street
N, 83° 40.783′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Georgia, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Street (Georgia Route 16) and Blue Run Street, on the left when traveling east on Green Street. Click for map. The marker stands on opposite street of Eatonton Street from the house. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello GA 31064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jasper County (approx. mile away); Jackson Springs (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hebron Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.9 miles away); Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert (approx. 7.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monticello.
 
Also see . . .  David Addison Reese - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 17, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Reese Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
3. Reese Home Marker
Looking west on Eatonton Street toward the courthouse square in Monticello.
Reese Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
4. Reese Home Marker
The marker and the Reese Home
Reese Home image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
5. Reese Home
Built c. 1820
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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