Winder in Barrow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jackson, Walton, and Gwinnett County Boundary Obelisk
of the boundaries of Jackson,
Walton, and Gwinnett Counties
from which Barrow County was
formed in 1914. The obelisk location
was the center of the intersection of
Broad and Athens Streets.
This obelisk marker is dedicated
July 7, 2014
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 33° 59.542′ N, 83° 43.264′ W. Marker is in Winder, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker is at the intersection of West Athens Street (Georgia Route 211) and North Broad Street (Georgia Route 11), on the right when traveling east on West Athens Street. Marker and obelisk are located beside the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 North Broad Street, Winder GA 30680, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barrow County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Barrow County (a few steps from this marker); Barrow County Courthouse The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Barrow County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winder Railroad Depot (about 500 feet away); Builder of the Nation (about 500 feet away); Hal Jackson Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winder.
Also see . . .
1. Winder, Georgia.
Originally Winder extended from the railroad crossing of Broad Street (then Jefferson Road) into three counties—Jackson, Walton, and Gwinnett—which came together at the center of town, causing much confusion in matters of governance. The situation was remedied in 1914 when Governor John M. Slaton signed a constitutional amendment creating Barrow County.(Submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Barrow County History.
Barrow was created in 1914 as a way of settling a dispute among the citizens of the City of Winder, which at the time was located at the juncture of three counties. A new county was created from parts of Gwinnett, Jackson, and Walton(Submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.