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Near Powelton in Hancock County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Gov. William Rabun

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Gov. William Rabun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 30, 2004
1. Gov. William Rabun Marker
Inscription.  The home of William Rabun, Governor of Georgia 1817-1819. Born in Halifax County, N.C., April 8, 1771, Governor Rabun moved to Wilkes Co., Ga., in 1785. Having the usual backwoods schooling of his day, he acquired by reading and observation, extensive learning. For many years Gov. Rabun served Hancock County in both houses of the Legislature. As President of the Senate in 1817, he became Governor upon the resignation of Gov. David B. Mitchell. He died while in office, Oct. 24, 1819. Rabun County, Ga., is named for Governor Rabun.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 070-9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1797.
Location. 33° 22.532′ N, 82° 54.801′ W. Marker is near Powelton, Georgia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Powelton Road (Georgia Route 22) and Reynolds Road, on the right when traveling north on Powelton Road. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta GA 31087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camilla and Zack Hubert Homesite (approx. 3.1 miles away); Powelton Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Nathan S.S. Beman at Mt. Zion (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mt. Zion Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gov. William Jonathan Northen (approx. 5˝ miles away); Rockby (approx. 6 miles away); "Old Dominion" (approx. 7.6 miles away); Sparta Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,625 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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