Gibson in Glascock County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 19, 1857, is named for Gen. Thomas Glascock who served in the War of 1812 and the Seminole War. He was a Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and a Member of Congress from 1835 to '39. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Augustus C. Reece, Ordinary Francis M. Kelly, Clerk of Superior Court Richard Walden, Clerk of Inferior Court Daniel Glover, Tax Receiver Abraham Brassell, Tax Collector Tobias Logue, Surveyor Seaborn Kitchens and Coroner Seaborn Glover.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 062-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 13.997′ N, 82° 35.682′ W. Marker is in Gibson, Georgia, in Glascock County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Palmer Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62 East Main Street, Gibson GA 30810, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glascock County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Glascock County National Bicentennial Monument Calvin Logue Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Alexander Avera (approx. 4.8 miles away); Col. Robert M. Mitchell (approx. 6.3 miles away); Beall Springs (approx. 8.7 miles away); Shoals on the Ogeechee (approx. 9.4 miles away); Sylvan Grove (approx. 9.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 10.5 miles away); Early History of Warren County (approx. 12.6 miles away in South Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Gibson.
Also see . . .
1. Glascock County. Glascock County was created from land that was previously part of Warren County by an act of the General Assembly, Glascock became Georgia’s 122 county on December 19, 1857. It was named for General Thomas Glascock (1791-1841) who fought in the War of 1812 and the Seminole War and later served in the Georgia Assembly and Congress. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Glascock County, Georgia. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Thomas Glascock. Thomas Glascock Jr. (October 21, 1790 – May 19, 1841) was an American politician, soldier and lawyer. Glascock was born in Augusta, Georgia. He studied law, gained admission to the state bar, and began practicing law in Augusta. Thomas Jr. was the son of Brigadier General Thomas Glascock Sr. who rescued Count Pulaski from the Siege of Savannah. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Thomas Glascock - Find-a-grave. Brigadier General, US Congressman. Member of the Georgia State House of Representatives 1821, 1823, 1831, 1834, and 1839, serving as speaker in 1833 and 1834. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth US Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John W.A. Sanford. Later, re-elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth US Congress and served from October 5, 1835, to March 3, 1839. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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