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Thomaston in Upson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Upson County

 
 
Upson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
1. Upson County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 15 and 20, 1824, is named for Stephen Upson, a well known lawyer of Lexington, Ga. Lt. Gen. John B. Gordon, famed Confederate leader called “second to the great Lee” was born in Upson County at the settlement of Black Ankle near the Flint (or Thronateeska) River. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Martin W. Stamper, Clerk of Superior Court James W. Cooper, Clerk of Inferior Court and Treasurer James P. Portis, Tax Receiver Amos McLendon, Tax Collector Joseph Rodgers, Coroner Shadrach Ellis and Surveyor William Silman.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 145-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 53.233′ N, 84° 19.6′ W. Marker is in Thomaston, Georgia, in Upson County. Marker is on West Gordon Street (Georgia Route 36) 0 miles east of North Church Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Upson County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Thomaston GA 30286, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Upson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
2. Upson County Marker
flies. Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pettigrew-White-Stamps House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Trice Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 6.8 miles away); Double Bridges (approx. 10.2 miles away); Old Newnan (approx. 11.2 miles away); Gachet Home (approx. 13.9 miles away); Lamar Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 14.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thomaston.
 
Also see . . .  Upson County. A Wikipedia page. (Submitted on November 22, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Government
 
Upson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
3. Upson County Marker
Looking east on West Gordon Street in downtown Thomaston, past the marker and courthouse.
Upson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
4. Upson County Marker
The marker in front of the Upson County Courthouse, completed in 1908 at at cost of $60,000.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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