Gainesville in Hall County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Two Georgia Governors
JAMES MILTON SMITH (1823-1890). A lawyer, he entered the Civil War as Captain of the 13th Ga. Inf. and rose to the rank of Colonel. Resigning from the Army in Dec., 1863, he became a Georgia delegate to the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. In 1871 he served as Speaker of the Ga. House of Representatives. Elected Governor in 1872 to fulfill Gov. Bullock`s unexpired term, he was reelected and served until 1877. He was later Judge of the Superior Court, Chattahoochee Circuit.
ALLEN DANIEL CANDLER (1834-1910). A graduate of Mercer University, he taught school until he entered the war as a Private, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel, 4th Ga. Reserves. He served in both houses of the Ga. Legislature, in the U.S. Congress, as Ga. Secretary of State, and as Governor of Ga., 1898-1902. Later by authority of the Legislature, he compiled the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Confederate Records of Ga.
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 069-6.)
Topics and series. This historical Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1863.
Location. 34° 17.348′ N, 83° 50.106′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Georgia, in Hall County. Marker is at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway SW (Georgia Route 369) and Auburn Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Jesse Jewell Parkway SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville GA 30501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Longstreet (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jesse Jewell (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Historic Piedmont Hotel (approx. ¾ mile away); U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Private Mint / Templeton Reid Mint (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lyman Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lt.-Gen. James Longstreet (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry O. Ward (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
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