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Ellaville in Schley County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Schley County

 
 
Schley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Schley County Marker
Inscription. This county, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 22, 1857, is named for William Schley, member of Congress 1833-35 and Governor 1835-37. Ellaville is named for Ella Burton, daughter of Robert Burton, who sold the land for the town site. Nearby Pond Town was settled in 1812.

First county officers were: Ordinary Wm. J. May, Clerk Hiram L. French, Sheriff A.J. Womach, Tax Receiver Henry Scarborough, Tax Collect Henry D. Holt, Coroner Ben T. Smith, Representative Seaborn Hixon, State Senator Charles Edwards, Inferior Court Judges Johnson Springer, Jas. Murray, Robt. Burton, G.W. Johnson, R.W. Wilkinson.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 123-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 14.265′ N, 84° 18.534′ W. Marker is in Ellaville, Georgia, in Schley County. Marker is on South Broad Street (U.S. 19) 0 miles south of Oglethorpe Street (Georgia Route 26), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located adjacent to the Schley County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Ellaville GA 31806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this
Schley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Schley County Marker
Looking north on US 19 (South Broad Street) with the Schley County Courthouse on the left
marker, measured as the crow flies. Pond Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mt. Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); Captain Henry Wirz (approx. 10.3 miles away); Wirz Monument (approx. 10.3 miles away); Andersonville / Father Peter Whelan (approx. 10.4 miles away); Camp Sumter Confederate Prison Site (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Raiders' Graves (approx. 10.7 miles away); Star Fort (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
 
Schley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Schley County Courthouse
The marker can be seen to the left of the courthouse, which was built in 1900. In 1898 the Grand Jury condemned the original 1858 courthouse, and the Commissioners issued $15,000 in bonds to build a new courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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