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Thomson in McDuffie County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McDuffie County

 
 
McDuffie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
1. McDuffie County Marker
Inscription.  
McDuffie County was created by Act of Oct. 18, 1870 from Columbia and Warren Counties. It was named for George McDuffie (1788-1851). Born in Columbia (now Warren County, Ga.), he became a political leader in S.C. He was a Maj. Gen. of Militia, Congressman, Governor and Senator. A political sponsor of Calhoun, he was a notable orator. First Officers of McDuffie County, commissioned Feb. 11, 1871, were: A.B. Thrasher, Ord.; J.T. Stovall, Sheriff; R.H. Pearce, Clk. Sup. Ct.; J.D. Montgomery, Tax Rec.; H.W. Young, Tax Col.; John R. Wilson, Sur.; B.E. Pearce, Treas.; R.T. Blanchard, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 094-2.)
 
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 February 11, 1871.
 
Location. 33° 28.163′ N, 82° 30.274′ W. Marker is in Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie County. Marker is on McDuffie Avenue, 0.2 miles west of Main Street (U.S. 78), on the left
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when traveling east. The marker stands on the south lawn of the Historic McDuffie County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomson GA 30824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nancy Hart Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodman of the World Supreme Sacrifice Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); VFW Post 6672 KIA Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); VFW Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); McDuffie and Columbia Counties Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Edward Watson (within shouting distance of this marker); Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes (within shouting distance of this marker); Sen. Thomas E. Watson (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Thomas E. Watson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Usry House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomson.
 
Also see . . .
1. McDuffie County, Georgia. (Submitted on August 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. George McDuffie. George McDuffie (August 10, 1790 – March 11, 1851) was the 55th Governor of South Carolina and a member of the United States Senate. (Submitted on August 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional commentary.
McDuffie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 19, 2015
2. McDuffie County Marker
1. Political Offices Held by George McDuffie
* United States Senator from South Carolina: December 23, 1842 – August 17, 1846
* 55th Governor of South Carolina: December 9, 1834 – December 10, 1836
* U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina's 5th district: March 4, 1823 – 1834
* U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina's 6th district: March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
* South Carolina House of Representatives from the Edgefield District: November 23, 1818 – November 27, 1820
    — Submitted August 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
McDuffie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
3. McDuffie County Marker
Looking east on McDuffie Avenue toward Main Street (US Highway 78)
McDuffie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
4. McDuffie County Marker
Looking west on McDuffie Avenue
McDuffie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
5. McDuffie County Marker
The McDuffie County Courthouse is in the background.
George McDuffie<br>1790-1851 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, Thomas Brady Collection
6. George McDuffie
1790-1851
McDuffie County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
7. McDuffie County Courthouse
This is the first and only courthouse erected in McDuffie County. It was built in 1872 at a cost of $15,000. Wings were added in 1934, and substantial renovations made in 1970.
Historic McDuffie County Courthouse<br>East Facade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 19, 2015
8. Historic McDuffie County Courthouse
East Facade
Historic McDuffie County Courthouse<br>South Facade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 19, 2015
9. Historic McDuffie County Courthouse
South Facade
Historic McDuffie County Courthouse<br>South Facade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 19, 2015
10. Historic McDuffie County Courthouse
South Facade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on May 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   8, 9, 10. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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