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Near Monticello in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert

— 2 ½ mi.—→

 
 
Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Smith, December 11, 2007
1. Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert Marker
Inscription. Alfred Cuthbert (1785 - 1856) was born in Savannah, the son of Colonel Seth John Cuthbert, brother of Congressman John Cuthbert, grandson of Revolutionary patriot Joseph Clay. A colonel of Volunteer Infantry, Alfred Cuthbert, after serving in both Houses of the Georgia Legislature and in Congress for several terms, and a United States Senator from 1835 to 1843. He succeeded John Forsyth who was named Sectary of State by President Andrew Jackson.

This house, built in the early 1800's, was Senator Cuthbert's home for a number of years. He died here and is buried in Summerville Cemetery in Augusta.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 18.624′ N, 83° 33.39′ W. Marker was near Monticello, Georgia, in Jasper County. Marker was at the intersection of Georgia Route Ga 16 and Bullard Road, on the left when traveling east on State Route Ga 16. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Monticello GA 31064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location,
Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert Marker Post
measured as the crow flies. Providence Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Reese Home (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hebron Baptist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of Inn (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jasper County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Jackson Springs (approx. 8.6 miles away); Site of John C. Mason's Dwelling House (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monticello.
 
More about this marker. Text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Regarding Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert. In recent years the house, which stood on private property, was used as a hunting lodge.

Senator Cuthbert's biography, from the "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress," is here:

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C001023
 
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Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert Marker Post
Looking west toward Monticello: Bullard Road is in the foreground, and Georgia Highway 16 on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles Smith of Milledgeville, Baldwin Georgia. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Charles Smith of Milledgeville, Baldwin Georgia.   2, 3. 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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