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Dublin in Laurens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Laurens County

 
 
Laurens County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
1. Laurens County Marker
Inscription.  Laurens County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Originally, it contained all of Pulaski and part of Johnson Counties. Among prominent residents of Laurens County were Gov. Geo. M. Troup and Gen. David Blackshear. It was named for Col. John Laurens (1755-1782), aide-de-camp to Gen. Washington. He fought with gallantry at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Savannah and Charleston. First officers of Laurens County, commissioned Jan. 14, 1808, were: James Thompson, Sheriff; Amos Love, Clk. Sup. Ct.; James Yarborough, Clk. Inf. Ct.; John Thomas, Surveyor; William Yarborough, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 087-2.)
 
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 January 14, 1806.
 
Location. 32° 32.417′ N, 82° 54.258′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Georgia, in Laurens County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jackson Street (U.S. 80) and North
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Jefferson Street (Business U.S. 441), on the right when traveling west on East Jackson Street. The marker stands in a traffic island across the westbound lane of East Jackson Street adjoining the Laurens County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Jefferson Street, Dublin GA 31040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laurens County Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Hardy Smith House (approx. ¼ mile away); Carnegie Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Where the Dream Began (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martin Luther King, Jr.'s First Public Speech (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vallombrosa Plantation of Governor George Michael Troup (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
 
Laurens County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
2. Laurens County Marker
Looking east at the westbound lane of East Jackson Street (US 80). The corner of the courthouse is on the right.
Laurens County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
3. Laurens County Marker
Looking west at the intersection with North Jefferson Street (East Jackson Street is on the left).
Laurens County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
4. Laurens County Marker
The marker with the Laurens County Courthouse in the background
Laurens County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
5. Laurens County Courthouse
This is Laurens County's fifth courthouse, built in 1962 to replace the previous 1895 courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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