Winfield in Columbia County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Few Signer of the U.S. Constitution
On this site stood the home of William Few, one of Georgia's signers of the United States Constitution. Built in 1781, the house burned in 1930.
William Few was born near Baltimore, Maryland, June 8, 1748. In 1776 he moved to Augusta, Georgia, and began to practice law. Among the positions he held during the next twenty years were the following: Lieutenant-Colonel of the Richmond County Militia during the Revolution; member of the State House of Assembly from original Richmond County; member of the Executive Council; presiding Judge of the Richmond County Court; surveyor general of Georgia; member of the Continental Congress; original trustee for establishing the University of Georgia; delegate to the convention which drafted the Federal Constitution; United States Senator; and Judge of the Superior Court of Georgia, Middle Judicial Circuit.
In 1799 Colonel Few moved to New York City, where he served as a member of the New York Assembly; State prison inspector; city alderman; United States Commissioner on loans; director of the Manhattan Bank; and president of the City Bank. Colonel Few died at the home of his son-in-law, Major Albert Chrystie, in Fishkill, New York, July 15, 1826.
Erected 1966 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 94-08.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 36.259′ N, 82° 24.076′ W. Marker is in Winfield, Georgia, in Columbia County. Marker is on Cobbham Road (State Road 150), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located approx. .25 miles West of Mistletoe Road. Marker is in this post office area: Appling GA 30802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sharon Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shiloh Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Basil Neal - Soldier of '76 (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Baptist Church in Georgia (approx. 6 miles away); Religious Liberty in Georgia (approx. 6 miles away); Columbia County (approx. 6.3 miles away); Woodmen of the World Veterans Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); Rev. Daniel Marshall (approx. 6.4 miles away); Damascus Baptist Church (approx. 6½ miles away); Jabez Pleiades Marshall (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winfield.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. study marker shown in Augusta
Also see . . .
1. William Few - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on February 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. William Few (Submitted on August 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Marker Numbering
Oddly this marker is numbered for nearby McDuffie County, yet is listed and located in Columbia County
— Submitted January 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Categories. • Government • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,462 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6, 7. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.