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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Georgia's Secession Convention

 
 
Georgia's Secession Convention Historical Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Smith, January 22, 2011
1. Georgia's Secession Convention Historical Marker Marker
Inscription. On January 16, 1861, the Georgia Secession Convention met here to consider seceding from the United States. Secession began in response to Abraham Lincoln's election as president the previous November and the belief that his Republican party was "anti-slavery in its mission and its purpose," according to Georgia's secession ordinance. Secession was not a foregone conclusion; initially a slim majority of delegates were opposed to it. After three days of strident rhetoric on both sides of the question, the final vote on January 19 was decidedly pro-secession, 208-89. Delegate Alexander Stephens warned that secession meant war and "who but this Convention will be held responsible for it?" Secession was never put to a popular vote.
 
Erected 2011 by the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. (Marker Number 005-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.805′ N, 83° 13.511′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is on East Green Street near South Jefferson Street, on the right when
Area around marker, across from the Mary Vinson Memorial Library. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 30, 2017
2. Area around marker, across from the Mary Vinson Memorial Library.
traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Green Street, Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Provost Guard Campsite (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Troup-Clark Political Feud (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration of Marquis De Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); State House Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexis de Tocqueville (within shouting distance of this marker); Statehouse Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Also see . . .  "Dedication Video" ::. (Submitted on June 10, 2011.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2011, by Charles Smith of Milledgeville, Baldwin Georgia. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Charles Smith of Milledgeville, Baldwin Georgia.   2. submitted on April 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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