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Rincon ( Ebenezer) in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Adam Treutlen

 
 
John Adam Treutlen Marker, south face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, April 1, 2008
1. John Adam Treutlen Marker, south face
Inscription.  

(South Face)
John Adam Treutlen
1733 - 1782

First Constitutional Governor
of
The State Of Georgia
Elected May 1777

(East Face)
John Adam Treutlen
He was a member of the First Provincial Congress Of Georgia, meeting in Savannah July 4, 1775, and was appointed to the Committee of Safety, where he served with distinction. In May 1777, he was elected Governor of Georgia, the first under the State Constitution. His service was brave and brilliant. He thwarted invasion attempts of the British and Indians, and succeeded in crushing the efforts of South Carolinians to obliterate Georgia as a state and annex her to South Carolina. He mortgaged his personal property to defray expenses of state government and of the Revolution. He was a Colonel in the militia and a soldier of the Continental Line.

(North Face)
John Adam Treutlen
A Salzburger born about 1733, he came to Georgia at an early age with his widowed mother and brother. When he was fourteen years old he was placed under the care and tutelage
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of Pastor John Martin Bolzius, who frequently recommended him for his industry, his zeal in learning and his obedience in conduct. He became a teacher at Ebenezer, and was elected a deacon in Jerusalem Church, remaining a high official in that Congregation as long as he lived. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Parish of St. Mathew, and represented the parish in the Commons House of Assembly.

(West Face)
John Adam Treutlen
At the expiration of his term as Governor, he retired to his plantation north of Ebenezer, but his efforts in the patriot cause had earned for him the bitter enmity of the Tories, and he suffered constant harassment. In 1779, his plantation devastated and his home and barns burned, he moved his family to Orangeburg District, South Carolina. He was elected to South Carolina Assembly from that district, but accepted a seat in the Georgia Assembly instead. He was murdered by a group of Tories near his home in Orangeburg District in the spring of 1782.
 
Erected by Decendants of John Adam Treutlen.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1733.
 
Location. 32° 22.579′ 
John Adam Treutlen Marker, north face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. John Adam Treutlen Marker, north face
N, 81° 10.872′ W. Marker is in Rincon ( Ebenezer), Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on Ebenezer Road (State Highway 275), on the right when traveling north. Marker is at Ebenezer Church, at the end of GA-275. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2966 Ebenezer Road, Rincon GA 31326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town of Ebenezer (a few steps from this marker); Silk Culture at Ebenezer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. John Martin Bolzius / The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jerusalem Church Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); The Salzburgers (approx. ¼ mile away); Old River Road (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More about John Adam Treutlen
 
John Adam Treutlen Marker, east face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. John Adam Treutlen Marker, east face
John Adam Treutlen Marker, west face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. John Adam Treutlen Marker, west face
John Adam Treutlen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. John Adam Treutlen Marker
The Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,574 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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