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Near Social Circle in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brick Store

December 24, 1821

 
 
Brick Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
1. Brick Store Marker
Inscription. The General Store and residence of Martin Kolb was named by the Georgia General Assembly as the temporary meeting place for elections and courts of the newly formed Newton County.

The first justices of the inferior court were George Cunningham, Larkin Dunn, Willoughby Hammack and George Lane. The first sheriff was Lemuel Wynne.

The building and land were deeded to the Newton County Historical Society by Charles M. Jordan in 1971.
 
Erected 1990 by Newton County Historical Society Landmarks Committee. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 33° 36.107′ N, 83° 44.687′ W. Marker is near Social Circle, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Old Social Circle Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 278. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12931 US Highway 278, Social Circle GA 30025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherman at Harris’ Quarters (approx. 3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hightower Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mansfield's Famous Southpaw
Brick Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Brick Store Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals (approx. 6.4 miles away); City Hall (approx. 6.5 miles away); Covington City School (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Female College (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Social Circle.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Brick Store image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
3. The Brick Store
Brick Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
4. Brick Store Marker
This marker is located on the opposite side of the front entrance. The text explains that the Brick Store was donated to the Newton County Historical Society by Charlie Malvin Jordan on June 8, 1971.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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