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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Floyd County

 
 
Floyd County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
1. Floyd County Marker
Inscription. Floyd County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 out of Cherokee County. Originally, it included parts of Chattooga, Polk and Gordon Counties. Early settlers came from Tenn., S.C., and older parts of Ga. The county was named for Maj. Gen. John Floyd (1794-1829), Legislator, Congressman, Gen. of Ga. Militia, Commander of Ga. troops against the Creeks in 1813 and Commander of troops at Savannah. First officers of Floyd County, commissioned March 18, 1833, were: Andrew H. Johnston, Sheriff; Edwin G. Rogers, Clerk Superior Court; Philip W. Hemphill, Clerk Inferior Court; John Smithwicke, Surveyor; Lemuel Milligan, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 15.364′ N, 85° 10.268′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on West 5th Avenue just north of West 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the old Floyd County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Opera Alley
Floyd County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
2. Floyd County Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis’ March to Rome (approx. half a mile away); French’s Div. at Rome (approx. half a mile away); Federal Occupation of Rome (approx. half a mile away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. half a mile away); Ellen Louise Axson Wilson (approx. half a mile away); Georgia’s Paul Revere (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chieftains (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNotable PersonsPolitical Subdivisions
 
Old Floyd County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
3. Old Floyd County Courthouse
The marker stands in front of the old Floyd County Courthouse, completed in 1893.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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