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Jesup in Wayne County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wayne County

 
 
Wayne County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 27, 2008
1. Wayne County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 11, 1803 and Dec. 7, 1805, is named for Major General “Mad Anthony” Wayne, so called for his daring exploits in the Revolution. A Pennsylvanian, he fought in the South and was elected to Congress from Georgia in 1791 but after a contest the seat was declared vacant. The first County Site at Waynesville was too close to the border when Charlton County was cut off in 1854 and the Site was moved to Jesup, named for Gen. Jesup of the U.S. Army who rendered valuable service during the Creek War in 1836.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 151-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1968.
 
Location. 31° 36.261′ N, 81° 52.805′ W. Marker is in Jesup, Georgia, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of North Brunswick Street and East Walnut Street, on the
Wayne County Marker at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 29, 2009
2. Wayne County Marker at the Courthouse
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right when traveling south on North Brunswick Street. The marker is located on the lawn of the Wayne County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 174 North Brunswick Street, Jesup GA 31546, 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. Wayne County Revolutionary War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Alexander Jackson Gordon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doctortown (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Defense of the Altamaha Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Franklinia Altamaha (approx. 6.4 miles away); Long County Timeline Mural (approx. 10.8 miles away); Long County (approx. 10.8 miles away); Historic Roads And Indian Trails (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jesup.
 
Wayne County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 29, 2009
3. Wayne County Marker
seen near the intersection of North Brunswick Street and East Walnut Street
Anthony Wayne image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Anthony Wayne
From Harpers' Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History by Benson John Lossing 1893, Vol. II, page 1497.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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