Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 017-6.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 5.422′ N, 82° 0.951′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is at the intersection of North Liberty Street (U.S. 25) and Court Street, on the right when traveling north on North Liberty Street. Click for map. Located at the County Courthouse in Waynesboro. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro GA 30830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Burke County's 8 Governors (here, next to this marker); Burke County Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Southern Tour (a few steps from this marker); Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto (a few steps from this marker); Waynesborough (a few steps from this marker); To Honor George Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shell Bluff (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Waynesboro.
Regarding Burke County. Burke is an original county of Georgia, created February 5, 1777. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Poythress Volunteers and the Grubb's Hussars, which were a part of Cobb's Legion.
Also see . . .
1. The Early Days of Burke County. The original inhabitants of the area were Creek, Cherokee, and Catawba Indians, who lost their land when members of their leadership, often not speaking for all of them, signed treaties in 1733, 1736, and 1758 with the English (Submitted on May 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Edmund Burke. He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain that led to the American Revolution and for his strong opposition to the French Revolution. (Submitted on May 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers •
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