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Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Morgan County

 
 
Morgan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
1. Morgan County Marker
Inscription.  Morgan County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 from Baldwin County. It was named for Gen. Daniel Morgan (1736-1802), a native of N.J. “Exactly fitted for the toils and pomp of war,” he served with distinction on Benedict Arnold’s expedition to Quebec in 1775-6, commanded the riflemen at Saratoga in 1777 and defeated Tarleton at Cowpens in 1781. After the War he served two terms in Congress. First county officers of Morgan County, commissioned January 14, 1808, were: Joseph White, Sheriff; John Nesbitt, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Isham S. Fannen, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Daniel Sessions, Surveyor; Miles Gibbs, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 104-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 35.748′ N, 83° 27.99′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Street and East
Morgan County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Morgan County Courthouse and Marker
This courthouse was built in 1905, replacing an earlier courthouse built in 1809. Hancock Street is to the left and East Jefferson to the right. The marker stands adjacent to the left-most column.
Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east on Hancock Street. The marker stands just to the left of the main entrance of the Morgan County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Boys from Morgan County, Georgia (a few steps from this marker); William Tappan Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Advancement (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Hardy, Genius of Comedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Banking Institutions (about 400 feet away); Lodging Establishments (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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