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Eastman in Dodge County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dodge County

 
 
Dodge County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 29, 2012
1. Dodge County Marker
Inscription. This County created by Act of the Legislature Oct. 26, 1870, is named for William E. Dodge, a New York lumberman who owned large areas of the forest lands and who persuaded Congress to remove taxation from “the great staple of our state.” He built and gave to the new county its first Courthouse, which was replaced in 1908. The first County Officers included: Superior Court Judge J.R. Alexander, Clerk of Superior Court Ruben A. Harrell, Sheriff Jordan Brown, Tax Collector T. P. Willcox, Tax Receiver Jno. W. Bohannon and Ordinary S.W. Burch.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 045-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 12.045′ N, 83° 10.547′ W. Marker is in Eastman, Georgia, in Dodge County. Marker is on Courthouse Circle 0 miles west of Eastman Dublin Highway (Georgia Route 117), in the median. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Dodge County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5018 Courthouse Circle, Eastman GA 31023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eastman-Bishop-Bullock House (approx.
Dodge County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 29, 2012
2. Dodge County Marker
mile away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Blackshear Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Eastman School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stuckey's (approx. 1.3 miles away); Orphans Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Normandale (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lucian A. Whipple (approx. 16.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastman.
 
Also see . . .  Dodge County. The history of the Georgia Land & Timber Company, owned by the Dodge family, is complex at best, and many long-time residents of Dodge County are still bitter about the company and the Dodge family. The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry on Dodge County touches on the controversy. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
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Dodge County Marker and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 29, 2012
3. Dodge County Marker and Courthouse
The courthouse, costing $125,000, was built in 1908 to replace the original courthouse from 1870. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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