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Near Clarkesville in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Summer Home of Joseph Habersham
 
Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
1. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker
 
Inscription. This was the summer home of Joseph Habersham of Savannah (1751-1815), Georgia patriot, Revolutionary War hero, and political leader. He was a Colonel in the Continental Army, a member of Continental Congress, and of the Georgia Convention that ratified the Constitution in 1788. Educated at Princeton, he returned to Georgia to aid in organizing the “Liberty Boys” as the Revolution approached. With other patriots, he organized the Council of Safety at Tondee’s Tavern, June 22, 1775. On January 17, 1776, leading a small group, he captured and placed under guard Sir James Wright, British Colonial Governor. With Captain Bowen, he commanded the first commissioned vessel of the Revolution. Twice speaker of the General Assembly, in Georgia’s first legislative body, in 1785, Joseph Habersham signed the first charter granted to a state university in America ~ that of the University of Georgia. He served as Postmaster General under Presidents Washington, Adams and Jefferson. From 1802 until his death he was president of the Georgia branch of the Bank of the United States. Habersham County, created December 19, 1818 was named for Joseph Habersham.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 068-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the
 
Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
2. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker
 
Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 37.528′ N, 83° 29.488′ W. Marker is near Clarkesville, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is on Hollywood Highway (Old U.S. 441) 0.1 miles north of New Liberty Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarkesville GA 30523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Unicoi Turnpike (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Toombs-Bleckley House (approx. 2 miles away); Demorest War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Habersham County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Living & Learning In The Mountains (approx. 2.4 miles away); Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co. (approx. 4.6 miles away); Piedmont College (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarkesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Habersham - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Joseph Habersham - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
3. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker
Looking northeast on Historical Old US Highway 441
 
 
Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
4. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker
Looking southwest on Historical Old US Highway 441 toward Clarkesville
 
 
Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
5. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham
 
 
Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
6. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham
 
 
Joseph Habersham Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
7. Joseph Habersham
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 426 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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