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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Floyd County

 
 
Floyd County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Floyd County Marker
Inscription.  Floyd County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 out of Cherokee County. Originally, it included parts of Chattooga, Polk and Gordon Counties. Early settlers came from Tenn., S.C., and older parts of Ga. The county was named for Maj. Gen. John Floyd (1794-1829), Legislator, Congressman, Gen. of Ga. Militia, Commander of Ga. troops against the Creeks in 1813 and Commander of troops at Savannah. First officers of Floyd County, commissioned March 18, 1833, were: Andrew H. Johnston, Sheriff; Edwin G. Rogers, Clerk Superior Court; Philip W. Hemphill, Clerk Inferior Court; John Smithwicke, Surveyor; Lemuel Milligan, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 18, 1876.
 
Location. 34° 15.364′ N, 85° 10.268′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on West 5th Avenue just
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north of West 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker stands in front of the old Floyd County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Woman Who Saved Football in Georgia (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Opera Alley (about 700 feet away); Ellen Axson Wilson (about 800 feet away); Floyd County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish-American War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Town Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town Clock Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Floyd County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Floyd County Marker
Old Floyd County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. Old Floyd County Courthouse
The marker stands in front of the old Floyd County Courthouse, completed in 1893.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,381 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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