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Buchanan in Haralson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Haralson County

Haralson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 6, 2008
1. Haralson County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature Jan. 26, 1856, is named for Gen. Hugh A. Haralson, Member of Congress and Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs during the Mexican War. The County Site is named for James Buchanan, last Democratic President before the War. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John K. Holcombe, Clerk of Superior Court Van A. Brewster, Clerk of Inferior Court Jesse M. Jeams, Tax Receiver Hiram Ray, Tax Collector Alfred H. Green, Ordinary George H. Hamilton, Surveyor William D.F. Mann and Coroner John McClung.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 071-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLaw EnforcementWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 26, 1856.
Location. 33° 48.104′ N, 85° 11.39′ W. Marker is in Buchanan, Georgia, in Haralson County.
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Marker is at the intersection of Business U.S. 27 and Weatherly Street, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 27Business . The marker is located on the old Haralson County Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buchanan GA 30113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hungarian Colony (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sandtown Trail (approx. 6.8 miles away); Seven Chestnuts (approx. 6.8 miles away); Historic Tallapoosa (approx. 6.8 miles away); Sacred Harp Singing (approx. 8˝ miles away); Hernando de Soto in Alabama (approx. 13.9 miles away in Alabama); Old Van Wert Polk County (approx. 15.6 miles away); Rockmart Slate House (approx. 15.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 77 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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