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Governor Mathews’ Homesite

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Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
1. Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker
Inscription. George Mathews born in Va. in 1739, of Irish descent, lived in this area then known as “Goose Pond” from 1785. His home since burned. He won distinction fighting Indians in the N.W. Ter. and in 1775 became a Col. serving under Washington at Brandywine & Germantown. He came to Oglethorpe Co. in 1785 and after but one years residence was elected both Governor and Congressman. Re-elected in 1793 he signed the “Yazoo Act.” In 1811 he was appointed by Pres. Madison U.S. Commissioner to negotiate the annexation of Florida. He died in Augusta Aug. 30, 1812 & is buried there.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 109-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.175′ N, 82° 53.552′ W. Marker is in Carlton, Georgia, in Oglethorpe County. Marker is at the intersection of Elberton Road (Georgia Route 77) and Saxon Mattox Road, on the right when traveling north on Elberton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlton GA 30627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Falling Creek Baptist Church (approx.
Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
2. Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker
Looking north, with GA 77 -- the Elberton Highway -- on the left.
6.2 miles away); Nancy Hart (approx. 6.7 miles away); Clarke’s Creek Encampment (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Christmas Tree House (approx. 8.6 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Elbert County Courthouse (approx. 8.7 miles away); In Memory (approx. 8.7 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Governor Mathews. The New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Mathews provides substantially more information on his military and political career, and paints a somewhat different picture than the marker text. (Submitted on October 21, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
3. Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker
Looking east on Saxon Mattox Road toward the Goose Pond area and the site of Gov. Matthews' homesite.
Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
4. Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker
Looking west from Saxon Mattox Road at the intersection with Georgia Highway 77
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 143 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2010, by R. Zebley of Rapid City, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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