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Cusseta in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chattahoochee County

 
 
Chattahoochee County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
1. Chattahoochee County Marker
Inscription. Chattahoochee County, created by Act of February 13, 1854, was cut off from Muscogee and Marion Counties. It was named for the Chattahoochee River. Its courthouse, constructed in 1854, was built of select heart lumber from the Long Leaf Pine by slave labor. First county officers, commissioned March 11, 1854, were: William W. Bussey, Sheriff; N.N. Howard, Clerk Superior Court; Ezekiel Walters, Clerk Inferior Court; Abner Smith, Ordinary; William H. Askew, Tax Receiver; Stephen Parker, Tax Collector; Littleton Morgan, Surveyor; William S. Howard, Coroner
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 026-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.378′ N, 84° 46.596′ W. Marker is in Cusseta, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Broad Street (Georgia Route 520) 0 miles east of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of the Chattahoochee County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 377 Broad Street, Cusseta GA 31805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kasihta (Cusseta) (a
Chattahoochee County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
2. Chattahoochee County Marker
few steps from this marker); Confederate Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Chattahoochee County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cusseta School (approx. mile away); Battle of Hitchity (approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Louvale Church Row (approx. 9.4 miles away); Antioch Institute (approx. 9.4 miles away); Fryar Field (approx. 10.5 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cusseta.
 
Regarding Chattahoochee County. A new courthouse was built in 1979. The original 1854 courthouse was moved to Westville, the reconstructed 1850s town in nearby Stewart County, where it was restored by the State Bar of Georgia.
 
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Chattahoochee County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
3. Chattahoochee County Marker
The 1979 Chattahoochee County Courthouse with the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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