“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Athens in Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Clarke County

Clarke County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 12, 2008
1. Clarke County Marker
Inscription. Clarke County, created by Act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga., from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga., and S.C. during the Revolutionary War. He engaged in several battles with the Indians and signed treaties with the Cherokees in 1783 and Creeks in 1783 and 1785. He died Dec. 15, 1799. First officers of Clarke County, commissioned Dec. 31, 1801, were: Abner Bankston, Sheriff; Bedford Brown, Clk, Sup. Ct.; Gabriel Hubert, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Stephen Nobles, Surveyor; Daniel Conner, Coroner.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 029-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 57.587′ N, 83° 22.445′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Clarke County. Marker is on East Washington Street 0 miles west of North Thomas Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Clarke County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 East Washington Street, Athens GA 30601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olympic Games in Athens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Athens Double-Barrelled Cannon (about 700 feet away); Dr. Moses Waddel (about 800 feet away); University of Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Flight in Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holmes/Hunter Academic Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Red and Black (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Toombs Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 84 times this year. Photo   1. 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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