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Clarkesville in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Toombs-Bleckley House

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
1. Toombs-Bleckley House Marker
Inscription. On this site Colonel S. A. Wales built a house in 1833. Robert A. Toombs (1810-1885). United States Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State, of the Confederate States, purchased it in 1879 for a summer home. General Toombs sold the property to Judge Logan E. Bleckley (1827-1907) in 1884. The original house was destroyed by fire in 1897 and the present structure was built on the same site immediately thereafter.

Judge Bleckley was Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia 1875 -1880, and was Chief Justice 1887-1894. Occasionally the other members of the Court met with Judge Bleckley at this place for conferences on its work. Judge Bleckley was a unique figure in Georgia’s judicial history and was one of the most outstanding Chief Justices of the Supreme Court. He died at his residence here on March 7, 1907.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 068-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 36.75′ N, 83° 31.317′ W. Marker is in Clarkesville, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is on Jefferson Street 0.7 miles west of Rocky Branch Road, on the left when traveling
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By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
2. Toombs-Bleckley House Marker
south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 172 Jefferson Street, Clarkesville GA 30523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Habersham County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clarkesville War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Living & Learning In The Mountains (approx. 1.9 miles away); Summer Home of Joseph Habersham (approx. 2 miles away); Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co. (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Unicoi Turnpike (approx. 3.1 miles away); Piedmont College (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarkesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Tooms. The New Georgia Encyclopedia's biography. (Submitted on February 26, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Judge Bleckley. New Georgia Encyclopedia biography. (Submitted on February 26, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Law
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Toombs-Bleckley House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
3. Toombs-Bleckley House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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