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Watkinsville in Oconee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oconee County

 
 
Oconee County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 9, 2008
1. Oconee County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 25, 1875, is named for the Oconee River which forms its eastern boundary. In 1801 Watkinsville was made County Site of Clarke County but in 1875 the Clarke County Site was changed to Athens. As a result indignant local citizens brought about the formation of Oconee County with Watkinsville as County Site. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Weldon M. Price, Clerk of Superior Court Jas. M.A. Johnson, Ordinary James R. Lyle, Tax Receiver David M. White, Tax Collector Robert R. Murray, Treasurer Thomas Booth, Coroner James Maulden and Surveyor Wm. E. Elder.
 
Erected 1954. (Marker Number 108-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 25, 1819.
 
Location. 33° 51.804′ N, 83° 24.582′ W. Marker is in Watkinsville, Georgia, in Oconee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Georgia
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Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, June 19, 2021
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Route 15) and Court Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. The marker stands in front of the Oconee County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watkinsville GA 30677, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilians Abducted During Stoneman’s Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Frontier Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood (approx. 0.4 miles away); E. D. Stroud School (approx. one mile away); Jeannette Rankin’s Georgia Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watkinsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on June 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022