Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Branch Bank of the State of Georgia at Eatonton
Lot no. 4, Square D is directly opposite this marker. The Branch Bank at Eatonton purchased the western half of the lot Aug. 28, 1819 and the eastern half Feb. 13, 1823. There is no definite information for any bank building until 1847 when Tunis Tunison and James M. Broadfield erected a two story brick building as a business house and residence for the cashier.
When the bank failed in 1866 the property was turned over to the Bank of the State of Georgia at Savannah. Their assignees sold it to George W. Wardwell Sept. 24, 1869. With little remodeling
Erected 1977 by Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1917.
Location. 33° 19.531′ N, 83° 23.292′ W. Marker is in Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of West Sumter Street and South Jefferson Street (U.S. 441), on the right when traveling east on West Sumter Street. The marker stands on the southeast corner of the Putnam County Courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eatonton GA 31024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Putnam County Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Flagpole (about 300 feet away); The March to the Sea (about 300 feet away); Putnam County (about 400 feet away); Putnam County Court House (about 400 feet away); The Stoneman Raid (about 400 feet away); Putnam County Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Childhood Home of Joel Chandler Harris (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonton.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3. submitted on August 6, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.