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The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D.

 
 
The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
1. The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. Marker
Inscription. After rendering valuable aid to his State as a justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (1860-1865). Charles Jones Jenkins was elected Governor in 1865. For defying certain reconstruction measures of Congress and military orders, he was replaced by Gen. Thomas H. Ruger, Provisional Governor, December 9, 1867, at the demand of Gen. George G. Meade, Military Commandant.
Before leaving office, Governor Jenkins arranged for secreting the State seal, moneys and executive documents until the Carpetbag Regime ended in 1872. Then, he turned them over to Governor James Milton Smith with a detailed record of his administration. The General Assembly passed a resolution of gratitude, introduced by Joseph R. Cumming, Speaker of the House, and presented Governor Jenkins with a gold facsimile of the seal, inscribed: "Presented to Charles J. Jenkins by the State of Georgia, In Arduis Etdelis".
Born in South Carolina in 1803, educated at Franklin College, Athens, and Union College, Schenectedy, N.Y., Governor Jenkins was a lawyer and State legislator, senator, attorney-general. He was President of the Constitutional Convention of 1877 and of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia for many years. He died June 14, 1883.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-39.)
The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. Marker, looking west along Cumming Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
2. The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. Marker, looking west along Cumming Road

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.776′ N, 82° 0.846′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Cumming Road near Montrose Court, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Summerville Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of John Forsyth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montrose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Village of Summerville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Richard Henry Wilde (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Arsenal 1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Indian Trading Path (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  New Georgia Encyclopedia, Charles Jones Jenkins,. most noted for his defiance of military authority while governor of Reconstruction Georgia (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
3. The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. Marker
The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., as seen from Cumming Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
4. The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., as seen from Cumming Road
Charles Jones Jenkins accepts a scroll image. Click for full size.
By Georgia Capitol Museum, Office of Secretary of State
5. Charles Jones Jenkins accepts a scroll
bearing the governor's seal and the motto In Arduis Fidelis (Steadfast in Adversity) in this portrait by Poindexter Page Carter. In 1872 the state presented the seal and motto to the former governor in appreciation for his resistance to the dictates of the federal government during Reconstruction.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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