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Americus in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Federal Headquarters

 
 
Federal Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
1. Federal Headquarters Marker
Inscription. When Federal forces occupied Americus in 1865, the Colonel in charge selected this beautiful Greek Revival house as his headquarters.

The house is believed to have been built circa 1855 by Willis A. Hawkins, associate justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. It was purchased a few years later by Howell Cobb, Secretary of the Treasury, Congressman, Governor of Georgia (1851-53), and Major General in the Confederate States Army. Other past owners of this house include S. H. Hawkins, president of the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railway, and Dr. W. S. Prather, physician.
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 129-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 3.938′ N, 84° 13.8′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lee Street (Georgia Route 377) and East College Street, on the left when traveling south on South Lee Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 436 South Lee Street, Americus GA 31709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Speaker Crisp (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Federal Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
2. Federal Headquarters Marker
Looking north on South Lee Street, toward downtown Americus
Rees Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Poverty Housing: A Global Epidemic (approx. 0.7 miles away); Elm Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean (approx. mile away); Deadly Insects (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Americus.
 
Regarding Federal Headquarters. The house no longer stands; an apartment building is on the site.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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