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Near Tignall in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Court North of Augusta

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. First Court North of Augusta Marker
Inscription. Near here, in the home of Jacob McLendon, the first Court held north of Augusta convened August 25, 1779, by order of the Executive Council of Georgia. Absalom Bedell, Benjamin Catchings, William Downs were justices; Henry Monadue, Clerk; Joseph Scott-Riden, Sheriff. John Dooly was attorney for the State. Grand jurors were: Stephen Heard, Barnard Heard, George Walton, Daniel Burnett, Thomas Carter, Richard Aycock, Robert Day, John Gorham, Dionysius Oliver, Holman Freeman, Sen. Daniel Coleman, Thomas Stroud, Micajah Williamson, James McLean, Jacob Herington, William Bailey, John Glass, Charles Bedingfield.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.167′ N, 82° 41.25′ W. Marker is near Tignall, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of Danburg Road (Georgia Route 44) and Sandtown Road, on the left when traveling north on Danburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tignall GA 30668, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fishing Creek Baptist Church (approx. 0.3
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By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
2. First Court North of Augusta Marker
miles away); Heard's Fort (approx. one mile away); Independence United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Walnut Hill Academy (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Rev. John Springer (approx. 5.1 miles away); First Presbyterian Ordination in Georgia (approx. 7.2 miles away); Site of Presbyterian Poplar (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tignall.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernment
 
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. First Court North of Augusta Marker
Looking north, Danburg Road is on the right; Sandtown Road in the foreground
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By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
4. First Court North of Augusta Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on January 31, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on January 31, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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