Historic Markers Across Georgia



In Commemoration of the Safeguarding of the Great Seal



Marker ID: DNR 
Location: in the lawn of the building across the street from the courthouse in Milledgeville, GA
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 04.870    W 083° 13.740
  33.08116666    -83.229
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WM7008
In Commemoration of the Safeguarding of the Great Seal Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

In Commemoration of the safeguarding of the Great Seal of Georgia and the unfinished acts of the legislature 1864.
Within five hundred feet east of here lived Georgia´s wartime secretary of state Nathan C. Burnett. At midnight November 18, 1864 , just before the arrival of the Federal Army. He and his wife Mary buried the Great Seal under their home. His wife hid the unfinished acts of the legislature under the pig pen. These with the Great Seal were returned unharmed to the state legislature at Macon in February 1865.

Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks, Historic Sites & Monuments
April 26, 1939



 

 

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