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Georgetown in Quitman County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Quitman County

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Quitman County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 10, 1858, is named for Gen. John A. Quitman, soldier in the Mexican War, Governor of Mississippi and ardent advocate of States Rights. The County Site is named for Georgetown, D.C. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff James M. Cooper, Clerk of Superior Court John R. M. Neel, Clerk of Inferior Court Joel A. Crawford, Ordinary Joel E. J. Smith, Tax Receiver James M. Granberry, Tax Collector Owen G. Thomas, Treasurer Nicholas T. Christian, Surveyor William J. Brown and Coroner Alden Hall.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 118-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 53.149′ N, 85° 6.54′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Georgia, in Quitman County. Marker is on Main Street 0 miles south of Harrison Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Quitman County Courthouse. Main Street was US Highway 82 before the bypass was built. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Main Street, Georgetown GA 39854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the
Quitman County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Quitman County Marker
crow flies. Georgetown (here, next to this marker); Quitman County’s Old Jail (a few steps from this marker); Georgetown High School / Alma Mater (approx. half a mile away); Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 1.6 miles away in Alabama); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away in Alabama); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (approx. 2.1 miles away in Alabama); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.1 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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Quitman County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Quitman County Marker
The marker (on the right) in front of the Quitman County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 389 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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