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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Schley 1786 - 1858

Governor of Georgia 1835- 1837

 

—Grand Master of Georgia 1828- 1831 —

 
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By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. William Schley 1786 - 1858 Marker
Inscription.
Masonic Emblem
In this family cemetery rest the remains of William Schley, Governor and Grand Master of Georgia. Brother Schley was born in Frederick, Maryland December 10, 1786 and acquired his education in the academies at Louisville and Augusta, Georgia. He was admitted to the Bar in 1812 and continued the practice of law until 1825 when he was elected judge of the Superior Court of the Middle Division of Georgia. Brother Schley was a member of St. Patrick Lodge No. 8, Louisville, Georgia an served as Worshipful Master in 1819. He served four terms as Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons and was the presiding official and principal speaker at the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the first Masonic Hall erected in the City of Augusta on June 2, 1828. Our brother was a public- spirited citizen in every relation: Exempleted that noriest work of God "an honest man", one of advanced ideas. Believing in the strictest adherince to the United States Constitution and the withholding of all powers from Congress which were not expressly delegated to it.
A.D.1967 A.I. 5967
 
Erected 1967 by The Educational and Historical Commission of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A.M.
 
Location.
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By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2010
2. William Schley 1786 - 1858 Marker
33° 24.552′ N, 82° 2.213′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Richmond Hill Road near Sconyers Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located opposite Walker Court Near I-520 overpass (No Access) Bobby Jones Expressway, Augusta. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spirit Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tank, Combat, 90MM Gun (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam (approx. 4.4 miles away); Great Indian Trading Path (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bellevue (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Bell at Augusta State University (approx. 4.7 miles away); Stephen Vincent Benet House (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding William Schley 1786 - 1858. During his gubernatorial term, Schley initiated the creation of the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
Schley County, Georgia is named in honor of Schley.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. study marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  William Schley - New Georgia Encyclopedia
William Schley 1786 - 1858 Marker along Richmond Hill Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 31, 2010
3. William Schley 1786 - 1858 Marker along Richmond Hill Road
. (Submitted on February 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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