Athens in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Clarke County, created by Act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga., from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga., and S.C. during the Revolutionary War. He engaged in several battles with the Indians and signed treaties with the Cherokees in 1783 and Creeks in 1783 and 1785. He died Dec. 15, 1799. First officers of Clarke County, commissioned Dec. 31, 1801, were: Abner Bankston, Sheriff; Bedford Brown, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Gabriel Hubert, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Stephen Nobles, Surveyor; Daniel Conner, Coroner.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 029-4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 33° 57.587′ N, 83° 22.445′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Athens-Clarke County. Marker is on East Washington Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 East Washington Street, Athens GA 30601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olympic Games in Athens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 to 1902 (about 600 feet away); The Athens Double-Barrelled Cannon (about 700 feet away); Dr. Moses Waddel (about 800 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarke County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Flight in Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 26, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.