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Ellaville in Schley County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Schley County

 
 
Schley County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Schley County Marker
Inscription.  This county, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 22, 1857, is named for William Schley, member of Congress 1833-35 and Governor 1835-37. Ellaville is named for Ella Burton, daughter of Robert Burton, who sold the land for the town site. Nearby Pond Town was settled in 1812.

First county officers were: Ordinary Wm. J. May, Clerk Hiram L. French, Sheriff A.J. Womach, Tax Receiver Henry Scarborough, Tax Collect Henry D. Holt, Coroner Ben T. Smith, Representative Seaborn Hixon, State Senator Charles Edwards, Inferior Court Judges Johnson Springer, Jas. Murray, Robt. Burton, G.W. Johnson, R.W. Wilkinson.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 123-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 22, 1871.
 
Location. 32° 14.265′ N, 84° 18.534′ W. Marker is in Ellaville, Georgia, in Schley County. Marker is on South
Schley County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Schley County Marker
Looking north on US 19 (South Broad Street) with the Schley County Courthouse on the left
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Broad Street (U.S. 19) 0 miles south of Oglethorpe Street (Georgia Route 26), on the right when traveling south. The marker is located adjacent to the Schley County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellaville GA 31806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schley County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Ellaville and Schley County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevens Cotton Gin (about 500 feet away); Ellaville High School (about 500 feet away); Greene's Dairy (about 500 feet away); Hill's Mill (about 500 feet away); The Ellaville Depot (about 500 feet away); Ellaville High School • Schley County High School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellaville.
 
Schley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Schley County Courthouse
The marker can be seen to the left of the courthouse, which was built in 1900. In 1898 the Grand Jury condemned the original 1858 courthouse, and the Commissioners issued $15,000 in bonds to build a new courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022