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McRae in Telfair County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Telfair County

 
 
Telfair County Marker at McRea image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Telfair County Marker at McRea
Inscription. Telfair County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Originally, it contained parts of Coffee and Dodge Counties. It was named for Gov. Edward Telfair (1735- 1807). Born in Scotland, he settled in Savannah in 1766, was a staunch supporter of the American cause in the Revolution, was a member of the Council of Safety, a delegate to the Continental Congress, Governor 1786-1787 and 1790-1793. First officers of Telfair County, commissioned Dec. 20, 1808, were: Duncan Curry, Clerk of Superior and Inferior Courts; Cullen Edwards, Sheriff; Benjamin M. Griffin, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Society. (Marker Number 134-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.01′ N, 82° 53.801′ W. Marker is in McRae, Georgia, in Telfair County. Marker is on Golden Isles Highway (U.S. 341/23) near Telfair Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Rae GA 31055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion Bayard Folsom (approx. 0.2 miles
Telfair County Marker at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 25, 2009
2. Telfair County Marker at the Courthouse
Currently under renovation
away); Telfair County Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); Talmadge Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wheeler County (approx. 8.8 miles away); Normandale (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Located in central Georgia, Telfair County is the state's thirty-fifth county and comprises 441 square miles. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Edward Telfair was one of the many Scotsmen who settled in Georgia during the mid-eighteenth century. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Welcome to McRea, Telfair County image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 25, 2009
3. Welcome to McRea, Telfair County
Telfair County Liberty (Memorial) Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 25, 2009
4. Telfair County Liberty (Memorial) Park
Telfair County Veterans Memorial at Liberty Park, McRea image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 25, 2009
5. Telfair County Veterans Memorial at Liberty Park, McRea
James E. Livingston image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 25, 2009
6. James E. Livingston
U.S. Marine Corps
Congressional Medal
Of Honor
Awarded
May 2, 1968
[USMC Emblem]
Dedicated
November 19, 1993
by
Telfair County Veterans
and Patriotic Citizens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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