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Forsyth in Monroe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Monroe County

 
 
Monroe County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. Monroe County Marker
Inscription.  Created by Act of May 15, 1821, Monroe County, an original county containing all of Pike and parts of Bibb, Butts and Lamar Counties, was ceded by the Creek Indians in early 1821. Laid out by the Lottery Act, it was rapidly occupied by large numbers of small landowners. The county was named for James Monroe, President of the U.S. (1817-1825) . First officers, commissioned Apr. 1, 1822 were: John Cureton, Sheriff; Wilkins Hunt, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Isaac Welch, Clk. Inf. Ct.; John Tomlinson, Coroner; James Holloway, Surveyor. James Whatley became Surveyor and Henry Jourdan, Coroner, on Sept. 17, 1822.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 102-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1907.
 
Location. 33° 2.059′ N, 83° 56.356′ W. Marker is in Forsyth
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, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jackson Street and West Main Street (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling south on South Jackson Street. The marker is located at the southwest corner of the courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forsyth GA 31029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Uncle Remus Came of Age (here, next to this marker); Monroe County (Ga.) Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Honorable Hugh D. Sosebee (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth Courthouse Square National Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Georgia Volunteers Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Record Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Dry Cleaners (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
Monroe County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. Monroe County Marker
The WPA "Where Uncle Remus Came of Age" marker can be seen to the right.
Monroe County Marker and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
3. Monroe County Marker and Courthouse
Monroe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
4. Monroe County Courthouse
The courthouse was built in 1896, as a cost of "nearly $30,000." It replaced an earlier courthouse on the site built in 1825.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,140 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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