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Abbeville in Wilcox County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wilcox County

 
 
Wilcox County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
1. Wilcox County Marker
Inscription.  This County was created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 22, 1857. Georgia Archives show that it was named for Capt. John Wilcox though some authorities believe it was named for his son Gen. Mark Wilcox, state legislator and one of the founders of the Georgia Supreme Court, who died in 1850. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Joseph S. Graham, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts Stephen Bowen, Ordinary James W. Washburn, Tax Receiver John McCall, Tax Collector Stephen Mitchell, Surveyor William A. Barker and Coroner Daniel M. Bruce.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 156-1.)
 
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. A significant historical date for this entry is December 22, 2005.
 
Location. 31° 59.562′ N, 83° 18.407′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Georgia, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broad Street (U.S. 129) and Park Avenue, on the left when traveling south on North Broad Street
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. The marker stands in front of the Wilcox County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 N Broad Street, Abbeville GA 31001, 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. De Soto Trail (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis Camp Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Breakfast Branch (approx. 4.3 miles away); Braziel's Old Store (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Wilcox County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
2. Wilcox County Marker
Looking north on North Broad Street (US Highway 129)
Wilcox County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
3. Wilcox County Marker
The marker at the left of the Wilcox County Courthouse, built in 1903.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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