Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jonas S. Smith, Sheriff
Benjamin F. Bomar, Clerk, Superior Court
Columbus M. Payne, Clerk, Inferior Court
Joseph H. Mead, Ordinary
Madison S. Yoakum, Tax Receiver
John M. Smith, Tax Collector
James Bartlett, Surveyor
John K. Landers, Coroner
The legislative act creating Fulton County did not specify whom the name honored. The names of two persons have been suggested: Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat Clermont, and Hamilton Fulton, Chief Engineer of the State in 1826. In 1954 the Fulton County Centennial Commission, based on research by several Atlanta historians,
Erected 1966 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-195.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1847.
Location. 33° 45.072′ N, 84° 23.477′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Pryor Street and Martian Luther King, Jr Drive SW on Pryor Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 147 Pryor Street, Atlanta GA 30303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immaculate Conception Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Eternal Flame Of The Confederacy (about 600 feet away); Desegregation of Municipal Facilities (1961) (about 700 feet away); Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (about 800 feet away); The Burning and Destruction of Atlanta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zero Mile Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Campaign for an Open City (1960-1964) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 16, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.