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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McIntosh County

 
 
McIntosh County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. McIntosh County Marker
Inscription. This county, created Dec. 19, 1793 from Liberty County, was named for the McIntosh family, early settlers, whose name was associated with most events in Georgia history for many years. John McIntosh, with 170 Highlanders, came to Georgia in January 1735 and founded Darien. George N. Ragan was made Tax Collector of McIntosh County Dec. 23, 1793. County officers, commissioned March 25, 1794, were William Middleton, Sheriff; John Baillie, Clerk of Superior and Inferior Courts; John Richey, Coroner; George N. Ragan, Surveyor. Joseph Clark was commissioned Tax Receiver, Dec. 21, 1794.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 22.204′ N, 81° 26.063′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (State Highway 17) near Adams Street (State Highway 99). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oglethorpe Oak (a few steps from this marker); New Inverness (within shouting distance of this marker);
McIntosh County Marker at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. McIntosh County Marker at the Courthouse
a different marker also named The Oglethorpe Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burning of Darien (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodists at Darien (about 500 feet away); Fort King George (about 700 feet away); Darien (about 700 feet away); Fort Darien (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for McIntosh County. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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