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Dawson in Terrell County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Terrell County

 
 
Terrell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Terrell County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 16, 1856, is named for Dr. William Terrell who died in 1855. He served in Congress from 1817 to ‘21. Eight miles west of here was fought the Battle of Echo-wa-noth-away Swamp in the Creek Indian War in 1836. Old Herod Town, an important Indian village, stood eight miles south. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Andrew I. Baldwin, Clerk of Superior Court Meyron Weston, Clerk of Inferior Court Daniel Lashley, Ordinary Ludwell M. Lennard, Tax Receiver Isaac Abbott, Tax Collector James W. Johnston, Coroner Bright W. Trewitt and Surveyor Daniel Lawken.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 135-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 16, 1836.
 
Location. 31° 46.407′ N, 84° 26.76′ W. Marker is in Dawson, Georgia, in Terrell County. Marker
Terrell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Terrell County Courthouse
The Terrell County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1892 for a cost of $36,832.
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is at the intersection of East Lee Street and Jefferson Street SE, on the right when traveling east on East Lee Street. The marker is in front of the Terrell County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson GA 39842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Gun Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V. (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Gun Shop (approx. half a mile away); Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Herod Town (approx. 5.1 miles away); General Andrew Jackson (approx. 5.2 miles away); 1827 Site of Chenube Indian Village (approx. 7.2 miles away); Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Monument (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson.
 
Also see . . .  Terrell County from the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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