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Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Early County

 
 
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By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
1. Early County Marker
Inscription.  Early County, an original county, was created by Act of Dec. 15, 1818, from Creek Cession of Aug. 9, 1814. At first it contained Decatur, Seminole, Baker, Mitchell, Calhoun, Miller, Dougherty and parts of Clay, Grady, and Thomas Counties. It was named for Peter Early (1773-1817), judge, state senator, Governor, Congressman. First County Officers, commissioned May 18, 1820, were: Thomas Taylor, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Otheniel Weaver, Clk, Inf. Ct.; Charles Thigpen, Sur.; Mark Cole, Cor.; John Dill, Tax Rec.; Jefferson Nichols, Tax Col. John Brockman became Sheriff in July, 1820.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 049-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 22.642′ N, 84° 56.05′ W. Marker is in Blakely, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Square (Georgia Route 1) and South Main Street, on the left when traveling
Early County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
2. Early County Marker
east on Court Square. Located on the south lawn of the Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Court Square, Blakely GA 39823, 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. Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Early County Peanut Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Flag Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Notch Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Three Notch Trail (approx. 3˝ miles away); Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area (approx. 6.3 miles away); Centerville United Methodist Church (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakely.
 
Early County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Early County Marker
Early County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
4. Early County Courthouse
Approaching the courthouse on North Main Street, Georgia Highway 1.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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