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Cochran in Bleckley County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bleckley County

 
 
Bleckley County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Smith, October 22, 2007
1. Bleckley County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by an act of the Georgia Legislature July 30, 1912, is named for Chief Justice Logan E. Bleckley, of the Georgia Supreme Court, one of the greatest jurists in the history of this State. Born in Rabun County in 1827, he served as a Confederate soldier, resumed his law practice after the war, was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1875-1880 and Chief Justice 1887-1894. Among the first Bleckley County officers were Sheriff J.A. Floyd, Superior Court Clerk J.T. Deese, Ordinary W.M. Wynne, Tax Receiver Jim Holland, Tax Collector W.D. Porter, Treasurer J.R. Taylor, Coroner Morgan Barrs, Surveyor W.H. Berryhill, Comm. of Roads and Revenue J.B. Hinson.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Historical Commission (1953-1971) or its successor, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (1972-1998). (Marker Number 012-1.)
 
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 July 30, 1951.
 
Location. 32° 23.233′ 
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N, 83° 21.333′ W. Marker is in Cochran, Georgia, in Bleckley County. Marker is on 2nd Street (U.S. 23). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cochran GA 31014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Lucian A. Whipple (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Perry L. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone of Education in Cochran (within shouting distance of this marker); Cochran Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Cochran (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uchee Path (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cochran.
 
Bleckley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Smith, October 22, 2007
2. Bleckley County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Charles Smith of Milledgeville, Baldwin Georgia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Charles Smith of Milledgeville, Baldwin Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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