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Clyo in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Adam Treutlen

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. John Adam Treutlen Marker
Inscription. On these lands stood the home of John Adam Treutlen, the first Governor of Georgia after the State obtained Independence, being elected in 1777 under the first Constitution of Georgia. A Salzburger, born about 1733, John Adam Treutlen came to Georgia at an early age with his widowed mother and brother. He was placed under the care and tutelage of Pastor John Martin Bolzius and became a teacher at Ebenezer and a leading official of Jerusalem Church.

Treutlen represented St. Matthew's Parish in the Commons House of Assembly, was a Colonel in the Effingham Militia, and a Magistrate in that County. A member of the First Provincial Congress of Georgia, meeting in Savannah, July 4, 1775, he was appointed to the Council of Safety.

During his service as Governor, Treutlen mortgaged his personal property to help defray expenses of Government and of the Revolution. His plantation devastated and building burned by the Tories, he moved his family for their safety to Orangeburg District, South Carolina, where he established residence in 1779. There he was killed by the Tories in 1782.
 
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
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By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. John Adam Treutlen Marker
32° 29.005′ N, 81° 15.772′ W. Marker is in Clyo, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Clyo-Stillwell Road and Sisters Ferry Road, on the right when traveling north on Clyo-Stillwell Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clyo GA 31303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Two Historic Savannah River Ferries (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Baptists At Tuckasee King (approx. 3 miles away); J. Lamar Brantley Road (approx. 4.9 miles away in South Carolina); Old Mount Pleasant (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bethany (approx. 5.3 miles away); Robertville (approx. 8 miles away in South Carolina); Effingham County (approx. 8.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clyo.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for John Adam Treutlen. He was a leader in Georgia of the American Revolution and helped write Georgia's first constitution. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for John Adam Treutlen. There are different accounts of how Treutlen was killed, but it was indisputably by violence. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
John Adam Treutlen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. John Adam Treutlen Marker
John Adam Treutlen image. Click for full size.
By Georgia Capitol Museum
4. John Adam Treutlen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,687 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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