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

Saunderís Store

 
 
Saunderís Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. Saunderís Store Marker
Inscription. The present site of the building, which stands on the corner of South Harris Street and West Haynes Street, was the location of Mr. Mark Sanderís store at the crossing of roads. On December 19, 1793, the Legislature of Georgia authorized that a central place for a county site be chosen for Washington County. In 1796, Mr. Saunders donated a part of his plantation for this purpose and in his honor the town was called Saundersville, later contracted to Sandersville.

On November 27, 1812, the town was incorporated by an act of the Georgia Legislature. Here also was a relay station on the stagecoach road from Louisville to the new Capitol in Milledgeville.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 58.981′ N, 82° 48.659′ W. Marker is in Sandersville, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Harris Street (Georgia Route 15) and West Haynes Street, on the right when traveling south on North Harris Street. Touch for map. The marker is at the entrance to the parking lot for the Washington County Courthouse, by the old "Police Box.". 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
Saunderís Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Saunderís Store Marker
The old Police Box is in the background
of this marker. Governor Thomas W. Hardwick (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Viet Nam War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County World War II Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Korean Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Korean War Memorial (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.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and similar text on this location, erected by the Georgia Historical Commission in the 1950s.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 717 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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