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Georgetown in Quitman County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Quitman County

 
 
Quitman County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Quitman County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 10, 1858, is named for Gen. John A. Quitman, soldier in the Mexican War, Governor of Mississippi and ardent advocate of States Rights. The County Site is named for Georgetown, D.C. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff James M. Cooper, Clerk of Superior Court John R. M. Neel, Clerk of Inferior Court Joel A. Crawford, Ordinary Joel E. J. Smith, Tax Receiver James M. Granberry, Tax Collector Owen G. Thomas, Treasurer Nicholas T. Christian, Surveyor William J. Brown and Coroner Alden Hall.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 118-1.)
 
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 10, 1837.
 
Location. 31° 53.149′ N, 85° 6.54′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Georgia, in Quitman County. Marker is on Main Street, 0 miles south of Harrison Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker stands in front of the
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Quitman County Courthouse. Main Street was US Highway 82 before the bypass was built. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Main Street, Georgetown GA 39854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgetown (here, next to this marker); Quitman County’s Old Jail (a few steps from this marker); Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Governors Park (approx. 1.6 miles away in Alabama); Confederate Hospital (approx. 1.6 miles away in Alabama); William Thomas "Tom" Mann / Eufaula, Alabama (approx. 1.9 miles away in Alabama); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away in Alabama); Cotton and Creek Country (approx. 1.9 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Quitman County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Quitman County Marker
Quitman County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Quitman County Marker
The marker (on the right) in front of the Quitman County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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