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

Twiggs County

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
1. Twiggs County Marker
Inscription.  Twiggs County was created by Act of Dec. 14, 1809 from Wilkinson County. It was named for Gen. John Twiggs (1750-1816), born in Maryland, resident of Burke County, a leader in the Revolution and against the Indians. He signed treaties with the Creeks at Galphinton in 1785 and at Shoulderbone in 1786. Edmund Nunn was commissioned Sheriff, Dec. 14, 1809. James Patton was made Tax Rec. and James Spann, Tax Col., May 5, 1810. Other County Officers, commissioned May 29, 1810, were: Ewin Hart, Clerk Inf. Court; Peter L. Levingston, Surveyor; James Wheeler, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 143-8.)
 
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. 32° 41.233′ N, 83° 20.733′ W. Marker is in Jeffersonville, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is on North Railroad Avenue 0 miles east of Magnolia Street (Georgia Route 96), on the left
Twiggs County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
2. Twiggs County Marker
Looking west on North Railroad Street
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. Ezekiel Wimberley (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.
 
Regarding Twiggs County. The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for Twiggs County is here:

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2405&hl=y
 
Twiggs County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
3. Twiggs County Marker
The Twiggs County Courthouse is in the background.
Twiggs County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
4. Twiggs County Courthouse
The courthouse was built in 1903, for $30,000. The courthouse has recently been substantially enlarged. The Twiggs County and Ezekiel Wimberly markers stand in the foreground.
 
 
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 559 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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