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Jeffersonville in Twiggs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ezekiel Wimberley

 
 
Ezekiel Wimberley Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
1. Ezekiel Wimberley Marker
Inscription.  Major General Ezekiel Wimberly commanding the Twiggs Militia erected and garrisoned three forts along the Ocmulgee River for frontier protection. Born in Bertie County, North Carolina, September 1, 1783, son and grandson of Revolutionary soldiers, he was a resident of Twiggs County from its founding in 1809 until his death, May 5, 1843. General Wimberly was a member of the House and Senate, twice a Presidential Elector, a Colonel in the War of 1812 and Major-General from 1820 until his resignation in 1840.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 143-7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 41.233′ N, 83° 20.733′ W. Marker is in Jeffersonville, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is on North Railroad Street 0 miles east of Magnolia Street (Georgia
Ezekiel Wimberley Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
2. Ezekiel Wimberley Marker
Looking east on North Railroad Street
Route 96), on the left when traveling east. The marker stands on the south lawn of the Twiggs County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jeffersonville GA 31044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twiggs County (here, next to this marker); Richland Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Geographic Center of Georgia (approx. 5.6 miles away); Marion (approx. 5.6 miles away); Myricks Mill (approx. 7.6 miles away); Dudley M. Hughes (approx. 8.4 miles away); Intersection of Carolina West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Indian Trails (approx. 9.6 miles away); Arthur Fort, 1750-1833 (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jeffersonville.
 
Ezekiel Wimberley Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
3. Ezekiel Wimberley Marker
The marker in front of the Twiggs County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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