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Hiawassee in Towns County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Towns County

 
 
Towns County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
1. Towns County Marker
Inscription. Towns County was created by Act of March 6, 1856 from Rabun and Union Counties. It was named for George Washington Towns, Governor of Georgia from 1847~1851. Gov. Towns was born in Wilkes County, May 4, 1801, of a Virginia family. Self-educated, he was a merchant, lawyer, legislator, state senator, Congressman. He died in 1854. First officers of Towns County, commissioned April 21, 1856, were: Andrew I. Burch, Sheriff; Martin L. Burch, Clerk Superior Court; James H. Moore, Clerk Inferior Court; Milton Brown, Tax Receiver; George M. Denton, Tax Collector; Robert S. Patton, Coroner; James Alston, Surveyor; John W. Holmes, Ordinary.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 139-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 56.837′ N, 83° 45.42′ W. Marker is in Hiawassee, Georgia, in Towns County. Marker is at the intersection of South Berrong Street and River Street, on the right when traveling east on South Berrong Street. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Towns County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Hiawassee GA 30546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles
Towns County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
2. Towns County Marker
The Towns County Courthouse is in the background
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brasstown Bald (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Brasstown Bald (approx. 6.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Trackrock Gap (approx. 6.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Quanassee Town and the Spikebuck Mound (approx. 7.5 miles away in North Carolina); In Memory Our War Dead (approx. 7.6 miles away in North Carolina); Fort Hembree (approx. 7.6 miles away in North Carolina); George W. Truett (approx. 7.7 miles away in North Carolina); a different marker also named Brasstown Bald (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Towns County. A Wikipedia entry for the county. (Submitted on July 16, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
 
Towns County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
3. Towns County Courthouse
The first Towns County Courthouse was built on the public square in 1857. A second was built in 1905, and served until the current courthouse was built in 1964.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by R. Zebley of Rapid City, South Dakota. 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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