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Near Clarkesville in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Summer Home of Joseph Habersham

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
1. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker
Inscription.  This was the summer home of Joseph Habersham of Savannah (1751-1815), Georgia patriot, Revolutionary War hero, and political leader. He was a Colonel in the Continental Army, a member of Continental Congress, and of the Georgia Convention that ratified the Constitution in 1788. Educated at Princeton, he returned to Georgia to aid in organizing the “Liberty Boys” as the Revolution approached. With other patriots, he organized the Council of Safety at Tondee’s Tavern, June 22, 1775. On January 17, 1776, leading a small group, he captured and placed under guard Sir James Wright, British Colonial Governor. With Captain Bowen, he commanded the first commissioned vessel of the Revolution. Twice speaker of the General Assembly, in Georgia’s first legislative body, in 1785, Joseph Habersham signed the first charter granted to a state university in America ~ that of the University of Georgia. He served as Postmaster General under Presidents Washington, Adams and Jefferson. From 1802 until his death he was president of the Georgia branch of the Bank of the United States. Habersham County, created December 19, 1818 was named for Joseph Habersham.
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By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
2. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker
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Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 068-7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams, the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1921.
 
Location. 34° 37.528′ N, 83° 29.488′ W. Marker is near Clarkesville, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is on Hollywood Highway (Old U.S. 441) 0.1 miles north of New Liberty Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarkesville GA 30523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Unicoi Turnpike (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Toombs-Bleckley House (approx. 2 miles away); Clarkesville War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); De Soto (approx. 2.1 miles away); Habersham County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Living & Learning In The Mountains (approx. 2.4 miles away); Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co. (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarkesville.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Habersham - Wikipedia
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By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
3. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker
Looking northeast on Historical Old US Highway 441
. (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
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By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
4. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham Marker
Looking southwest on Historical Old US Highway 441 toward Clarkesville
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By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
5. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham
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By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
6. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 271 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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