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Wrightsville in Johnson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Johnson County

 
 
Johnson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Johnson County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 11, 1858, is named for Gov. Herschel V. Johnson. The County Site is named for John B. Wright, pioneer resident. Johnson, Governor from 1853 to `57, ran for the Vice Presidency in 1860 on the ticket with Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Joshua Hightower, Ordinary Theophilus Christian, Clerk of Superior Court James W. Walker, Clerk of Inferior Court Richard Walker, Tax Receiver Madison H. Mason. Tax collector Jacob T. Snell, Surveyor Wm. B. Snell and Coroner George W. Hammock.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 83-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 43.78′ N, 82° 43.168′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Georgia, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Marcus Street (State Highway 15) and East Elm Street (U.S. 319), on the right when traveling north on North Marcus Street. Touch for map. Courthouse grounds in Wrightsville. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville GA 31096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Johnson County Marker and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. Johnson County Marker and Courthouse
. Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The March to the Sea (a few steps from this marker); Colby Smith (approx. 8.3 miles away); Claxton Historic Burial Site (approx. 11 miles away); Irwin’s Crossroad (approx. 11.6 miles away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 12˝ miles away); Riddleville (approx. 12.7 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Johnson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
3. Johnson County Marker
At the intersection of N. Marcus St (GA-15.57) and E. Elm St (US 319), SW corner of Courthouse Parking lot
Johnson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
4. Johnson County Courthouse
Johnson County Courthouse Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
5. Johnson County Courthouse Cornerstone
Johnson Co. Courthouse
Erected A.D. 1895
W.P. A. Project 1940
Sponsored By
Johnson County
Commissioners
( List of names )
Johnson County Courthouse With Jeff Davis Highway Marker and Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
6. Johnson County Courthouse With Jeff Davis Highway Marker and Confederate Memorial
as seen from US 319 - south side of Courthouse
Johnson County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
7. Johnson County Veterans Memorial
" Dedicated July 4, 1991, by American Legion Post 44, as a Memorial to all Johnson County Veterans who served their Country in all past wars and conflicts. May they never be forgotten for their sacrifice and devotion to duty. "
Johnson County Nancy Hart Highway (Ga-15) Thru Wrightsville. Northwest corner of County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
8. Johnson County Nancy Hart Highway (Ga-15) Thru Wrightsville. Northwest corner of County Courthouse
Named by Georgia D.A.R. Erected by Johnson County and The City Of Wrightsville February 1930
Nancy Hart Highway (Ga-15), Thru Wrightsville image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
9. Nancy Hart Highway (Ga-15), Thru Wrightsville
Near Hartwell, Ga.,During the American Revolution, a party of British Tories came to her home. Single handed she killed one and wounded another. The remainder of the party surrendered and were later hanged by her and a few of her neighbors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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