Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D.
After rendering valuable aid to his State as a justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (1860-1865). Charles Jones Jenkins was elected Governor in 1865. For defying certain reconstruction measures of Congress and military orders, he was replaced by Gen. Thomas H. Ruger, Provisional Governor, December 9, 1867, at the demand of Gen. George G. Meade, Military Commandant.
Before leaving office, Governor Jenkins arranged for secreting the State seal, moneys and executive documents until the Carpetbag Regime ended in 1872. Then, he turned them over to Governor James Milton Smith with a detailed record of his administration. The General Assembly passed a resolution of gratitude, introduced by Joseph R. Cumming, Speaker of the House, and presented Governor Jenkins with a gold facsimile of the seal, inscribed: "Presented to Charles J. Jenkins by the State of Georgia, In Arduis Etdelis".
Born in South Carolina in 1803, educated at Franklin College, Athens, and Union College, Schenectedy, N.Y., Governor Jenkins was a lawyer and State legislator, senator, attorney-general. He was President of the Constitutional Convention of 1877 and
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-39.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1934.
Location. 33° 28.776′ N, 82° 0.846′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Cumming Road near Montrose Court, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Summerville Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of John Forsyth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montrose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Village of Summerville (approx. Ό mile away); Home of Richard Henry Wilde (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Arsenal 1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Indian Trading Path (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Also see . . . Charles Jones Jenkins,. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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