Mount Vernon in Montgomery County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
was cut from Washington County
First Court held in
William Neal’s House 1794
(now in Emanuel Co.)
• Arthur Lott’s Plantation on Ohoopee 1797-1801;
• Near Ebenezer Church (now Emanuel Co.) 1802-1812;
• James Alston’s House Montgomery Co. 1813 (temporary).
November 30, 1813, the General Assembly of Georgia declared the site of permanent buildings of Montgomery County to be known and called Mount Vernon. Present building is third court house in Mount Vernon.
General Richard Montgomery Chapter
Erected 1973 by General Richard Montgomery Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
Location. 32° 10.453′ N, 82° 35.685′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 South Railroad Avenue, Mount Vernon GA 30445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Montgomery County Confederate Monument (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Montgomery County (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Nancy Hart Highway (approx. 4˝ miles away); Erected by Works Progress Administration (approx. 10.8 miles away); Minenwerfer (approx. 10.8 miles away); Unknown Confederate Graves (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Also see . . . A Brief History of Montgomery County, Georgia. The 1793 act creating Montgomery County provided the court sessions be held at the residence of William Neal until a courthouse and jail could be erected. A 1797 act provided that the courthouse, jail, and other county business be held at the plantation of Arthur Lott. In 1813, the legislature (Submitted on November 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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