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Cochran in Bleckley County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bleckley County

 
 
Bleckley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Smith, October 22, 2007
1. Bleckley County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by an act of the Georgia Legislature July 30, 1912, is named for Chief Justice Logan E. Bleckley, of the Georgia Supreme Court, one of the greatest jurists in the history of this State. Born in Rabun County in 1827, he served as a Confederate soldier, resumed his law practice after the war, was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1875-1880 and Chief Justice 1887-1894. Among the first Bleckley County officers were Sheriff J.A. Floyd, Superior Court Clerk J.T. Deese, Ordinary W.M. Wynne, Tax Receiver Jim Holland, Tax Collector W.D. Porter, Treasurer J.R. Taylor, Coroner Morgan Barrs, Surveyor W.H. Berryhill, Comm. of Roads and Revenue J.B. Hinson.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Historical Commission (1953-1971) or its successor, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (1972-1998). (Marker Number 012-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 23.233′ N, 83° 21.333′ W. Marker is in Cochran, Georgia, in Bleckley County. Marker is on 2nd Street (U.S. 23). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cochran GA 31014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this
Bleckley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Charles Smith, October 22, 2007
2. Bleckley County Courthouse
marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Lucian A. Whipple (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Perry L. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Uchee Path (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evergreen Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Longstreet Methodist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Old Hartford (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cochran.
 
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