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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fulton County

 
 
Fulton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 16, 2012
1. Fulton County Marker
Inscription. Fulton County was created out of DeKalb County by an Act of the Legislature approved December 20, 1853 (as amended and corrected by the Act of February 7, 1854). The City of Atlanta was made the County Seat. From 1872 until 1932, parts of Milton and Campbell Counties were added to Fulton. In 1932 complete consolidation with Milton and Campbell Counties and the annexation from Cobb of the Town of Roswell fixed the boundaries of the County. The first officers of the original County, commissioned February 15, 1854, were as follows:
Jonas S. Smith, Sheriff
Benjamin F. Bomar, Clerk, Superior Court
Columbus M. Payne, Clerk, Inferior Court
Joseph H. Mead, Ordinary
Madison S. Yoakum, Tax Receiver
John M. Smith, Tax Collector
James Bartlett, Surveyor
John K. Landers, Coroner
The legislative act creating Fulton County did not specify whom the name honored. The names of two persons have been suggested: Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat Clermont, and Hamilton Fulton, Chief Engineer of the State in 1826. In 1954 the Fulton County Centennial Commission, based on research by several Atlanta historians, gave that honor to Robert Fulton.
 
Erected 1966 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-195.)
 
Marker series.
Fulton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 16, 2012
2. Fulton County Marker
Below the Fulton County marker is a small stone and metal plate monument describing the Fulton County Superior Court building located behind the marker.
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.072′ N, 84° 23.477′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Pryor Street and Martian Luther King, Jr Drive SW on Pryor Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 147 Pryor Street, Atlanta GA 30303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immaculate Conception Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Eternal Flame Of The Confederacy (about 600 feet away); Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (about 800 feet away); The Burning and Destruction of Atlanta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Brown Gordon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Transfer of Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
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Fulton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 16, 2012
3. Fulton County Marker
Marker is in front of the Fulton County Superior court building.
Fulton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 16, 2012
4. Fulton County Marker
Marker is in front of the Fulton County Superior Court building.
Fulton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 16, 2012
5. Fulton County Marker
A close up photo of the top metal plate on the small stone monument. The plate describes the Fulton County Superior Court building located behind the Fulton County marker.
Fulton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 16, 2012
6. Fulton County Marker
A close up photo of the metal plate on the front of the small stone and plate monument. The plate describes the Fulton County Superior court building located behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 16, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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