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Sandersville in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Governor Thomas W. Hardwick

 
 
Governor Thomas W. Hardwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. Governor Thomas W. Hardwick Marker
Inscription. Governor Thomas William Hardwick, lawyer and statesman, spent most of his life in this city. Born in Thomasville, Dec. 9, 1872, he graduated from Mercer in 1892 and from Lumpkin Law School, U. of Ga., in 93, in which year he was admitted to the bar. He was Prosecuting Attorney for Washington County from 1895 to 97 and a Member of the Legislature from 98 to 1902. He served in Congress from 1903 to 1914 when he was elected to the Senate serving until 1919. He was Governor of Georgia from 1921 to 23 and appointed to the U.S. Senate Mrs. Rebecca Latimer Felton, first woman Senator in U.S. history. He died Jan. 31, 1944.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 58.99′ N, 82° 48.686′ W. Marker is in Sandersville, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is on West Haynes Street 0 miles east of Jones Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in a median in the parking lot of the Washington County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Sandersville GA 31082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Governor Thomas W. Hardwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Governor Thomas W. Hardwick Marker
The marker with the Washington County Courthouse in the background
of this marker. Washington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Viet Nam War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Korean Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County World War II Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Willie Lee Duckworth Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandersville.
 
Also see . . .  The New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Hardwick. (Submitted on November 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPolitics
 
The Washington County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
3. The Washington County Courthouse
The Governor Thomas W. Hardwick marker is just at the left edge of this photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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