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Donalsonville in Seminole County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Seminole County

 
 
Seminole County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 17, 2012
1. Seminole County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 8, 1920, is named for the Seminole Indians. Members of the Creek Confederacy, the Seminoles (meaning “separatist”) left the main body in Georgia and settled in Florida. After two bloody wars in 1817-‘18 and 1835-‘42, under Osceola, the majority were moved to western reservations but several hundred escaped to the Everglades where the tribe still dwells. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff J. M. Richardson, Clerk of Superior Court C. L. Reynolds, Ordinary J. H. Goodwin, Tax Collector W. O. Hodges, Treasurer R. T. Bolton, Coroner Jessie E. Yates and Surveyor W. H. Hickson.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 125-1.)
 
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.
 
Location. 31° 2.511′ N, 84° 53.066′ W. Marker is in Donalsonville, Georgia, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection
Seminole County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 17, 2012
2. Seminole County Marker
of South Knox Avenue and Court Street, on the left when traveling north on South Knox Avenue. The marker stands in front of the Seminole County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Donalsonville GA 39845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seminole County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Korean Conflict "The Forgotten War" (a few steps from this marker); Seminole County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); City of Donalsonville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Navy Yard, Saffold (approx. 10 miles away); Brinson / Simeon Brinson (approx. 10.3 miles away); Miller County Confederate Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 12.7 miles away); Miller County (approx. 12.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Donalsonville.
 
Seminole County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 17, 2012
3. Seminole County Marker
The Seminole County Courthouse is in the background.
Seminole County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 17, 2012
4. Seminole County Courthouse
This is the original Seminole County Courthouse, built in 1921.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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