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Homerville in Clinch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Clinch Court House

 
 
Clinch Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Clinch Court House Marker
Inscription.  Clinch County was created by an Act of the Legislature approved Feb. 14, 1850 out of lands formerly in Lowndes and Ware Counties and was named for General Duncan L. Clinch, a hero of the War of 1812 and the Indian wars.

At the first election held in April, 1850, J.C. Kirkland was elected clerk of the Superior and Inferior Courts; Charles Cowart, sheriff; Benjamin Cornelius, tax receiver; Ezekiel J. Sirmans, tax collector, David J. Blackburn, surveyor; Joseph L. Rogers, coroner; David Johnson, Hiram Sears and Manning Smith, justices of the Inferior Court.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 032-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1850.
 
Location. 31° 2.205′ N, 82° 44.901′ W. Marker is in Homerville, Georgia, in Clinch County. Marker is on West Dame Avenue (U.S. 84) near Smith Street, on the right when
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traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homerville GA 31634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clinch County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Court in Clinch County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bethany Baptist Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); Providence Or Camp Creek Church (approx. 10.8 miles away); Guest Mill Pond (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named Guest Mill Pond (approx. 11.7 miles away); Salem Church (approx. 14.6 miles away); Kinnaird Trail (approx. 15 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homerville.
 
Regarding Clinch Court House. County named for General Duncan L Clinch •
Apr 6, 1787 - Nov 27, 1849 •
Born in Ard-Lamont, North Carolina •
Entered in the U.S. Army In 1829 was promoted to Bridadier General in command of the U.S. Forces at the battle of Quithlacoochee in 1835 during the Second Seminole War of 1835-1842.
 
Clinch Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 2009
2. Clinch Court House Marker
Clinch Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 29, 2009
3. Clinch Court House
Clinch County WW II Memorial at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 29, 2009
4. Clinch County WW II Memorial at the Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,337 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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