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Blairsville in Union County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Union County

 
 
Union County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
1. Union County Marker
Inscription.  Union County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 from Cherokee. Originally, it contained part of Fannin and Towns Counties. In 1832 there was much discussion over Union and States’ rights. John Thomas, chosen by the people as a representative for the new County, when asked to suggest a name, is reported to have said, “Name it Union, for none but union-like men reside in it.” First officers of Union County, commissioned March 20, 1833 were: James Crow, Sheriff; Arthur Gilbert, Clerk Superior Court; Joseph Jackson, Clerk Inferior Court; James Gaddis, Sr., Coroner; Joseph Chaffin, Surveyor.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 144-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 20, 1930.
 
Location. 34° 52.551′ N, 83° 57.508′ W. Marker is in Blairsville, Georgia, in Union County. Marker is at the
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intersection of Cleveland Street (U.S. 19) and Blue Ridge Street, in the median on Cleveland Street. The marker stands on the south side of the courthouse square, by the Old Union County Courthouse. The Old Courthouse is now a museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blairsville GA 30512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County Honor Roll World War I (a few steps from this marker); Union County Georgia War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Original Clock & Bell Mechanism (within shouting distance of this marker); Souther Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Track Rock Gap (approx. 4.6 miles away); Byron Herbert Reece (approx. 7.1 miles away); Brasstown Bald (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blairsville.
 
Union County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2023
2. Union County Marker
Union County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2023
3. Union County Marker
Old Union County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
4. Old Union County Courthouse
The north face of the Old Union County Courthouse, built in 1900. Two earlier courthouses, built in 1833 and 1860, both burned. A new courthouse was built in 1978, and in 1985 the old courthouse was converted to a museum for the Union County Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2023, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4. submitted on July 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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