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Folkston in Charlton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Charlton County

 
 
Charlton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 22, 2008
1. Charlton County Marker
Inscription.  Created by an Act of February 18, 1854 out of Camden County, Charlton County was named for Judge Robert M. Charlton of Savannah. Trader's Hill (Fort Alert), an important shipping point and head of navigation on St. Marys River, was the first County Site. In 1901, Folkston became the County Site after the Savannah, Florida & Western RR was in operation. The first County Officers, elected in April, 1854, were: Daniel R. Dedge, Sheriff; J.H. Oliver, Clerk of both Courts; Francis M. Smith, Ordinary; John E. Gibson, Tax Receiver; J.H. Bessant, Surveyor; James S. Bennett, Coroner; Louis N.G. Strickland, soon replaced by H. Roddenberry, Tax Collector.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 024-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 30° 49.908′ N, 82° 0.312′ W. Marker is in Folkston, Georgia, in Charlton County. Marker is at the
Charlton County Marker and Court House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 22, 2008
2. Charlton County Marker and Court House
intersection of Main Street and South 3rd Street, in the median on Main Street. At the Courthouse in Folkston 1 block east of US 301/US 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folkston GA 31537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Roddenberry (a few steps from this marker); Center Village or Centerville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Okefenokee Swamp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sardis Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Trader's Hill (Fort Alert) (approx. 3 miles away); First Masonic Lodge in Charlton County (approx. 3 miles away); Oldest Industry in Charlton (approx. 3 miles away); Treaty of Coleraine (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folkston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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