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Summerville in Chattooga County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chattooga County

 
 
Chattooga County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, April 5, 2008
1. Chattooga County Marker
Inscription.  
Chattooga County was created by Act of Dec. 28, 1838 from Floyd and Walker Counties. It was named for the river which flows through the county, called Chattooga by the Cherokee Indians. Sequoyah (George Guess or Gist), inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet, was born and lived for some time near Alpine in Chattooga County. First County Officers, commissioned February 5, 1839, were: G.T. Hopkins, Clerk Superior Court; I.N. Bibb, Clerk Inferior Court; W.T. Kellet, Sheriff; I. McNeally, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 027-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 5, 1812.
 
Location. 34° 28.835′ N, 85° 20.89′ W. Marker is in Summerville, Georgia, in Chattooga County. Marker is at the intersection of N Commerce Street (U.S. 27) and W Washington Street, on the right when traveling west
Chattooga County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
2. Chattooga County Marker
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on N Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10017 Commerce Street, Summerville GA 30747, 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. Summerville, Georgia (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Couey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyles Yard Turntable Named Summerville Railroad Turntable (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trion Factory (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Trion Factory (approx. 5.3 miles away); Valley Store, Broomtown Rd. (approx. 7.1 miles away); Last Indian Agent (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chattooga County, Georgia. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

2. Chattooga County. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on February 21, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Chattooga County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
3. Chattooga County Marker
In front of the Courthouse
Chattooga County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
4. Chattooga County Marker
The marker stands to the right of the Chattooga County Courthouse.
Sequoyah Carving image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, April 5, 2008
5. Sequoyah Carving
This carving of Sequoyah is located in a nearby city park. It was carved and donated to the City of Summerville by local artist Jim Marbutt in 2007
Chattooga County 1909 Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, April 5, 2008
6. Chattooga County 1909 Courthouse
The marker is located on the courthouse lawn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 22, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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