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Talbotton in Talbot County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

George Washington Towns

 
 
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By Michael Dover, January 19, 2011
1. George Washington Towns Marker
Inscription. George Washington Towns was born in Wilkes County, Georgia, May 4, 1801, and died in Macon, Georgia, July 15, 1854. A lawyer and resident of Talbotton, Georgia, Towns served as state legislator, U.S. Congressman, and Governor of Georgia (1847-51). During his administrations he led the fight for the amelioration of the slave code, obtained the adoption of the ad valorem system of taxation, completed the Western and Atlantic Railroad, and became an early advocate of free public schools. Towns wrote Georgia's inscription on the Washington Monument: "The Constitution As It Is, the Union As It Was."
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 130-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 40.671′ N, 84° 32.743′ W. Marker is in Talbotton, Georgia, in Talbot County. Marker is on Monroe Street (Georgia Route 208) 0.1 miles west of Taylor Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 294 Hwy 208, Talbotton GA 31827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Straus Home Site (approx. mile away); a different marker also named
George Washington Towns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, January 19, 2011
2. George Washington Towns Marker
Straus Home Site (approx. mile away); Talbot County (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Session Supreme Court of Georgia (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Straus Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zion Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talbotton.
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally located on the courthouse square in Talbotton.
 
Also see . . .  George W. Towns (1801-1854). Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press (Submitted on January 24, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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