Historic Markers Across Georgia



Chattooga County



Marker ID: GHM 027-2
Location: Courthouse in Summerville on US 27
County: Chattooga
Coordinates: N 34° 28.830    W 085° 20.890
  34.4805    -85.34816
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD39
Chattooga County  Marker  



Text:

Chattooga County was created by Act of Dec. 28, 1838 from Floyd and Walker Counties. It was named for the river which flows through county, called Chattooga by the Cherokee Indians. Sequoyah (George Guess or Gist), inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet, was born and lived for some time near Alpine in Chattooga County. First County Officers, commissioned February 5, 1839, were: G.T. Hopkins, Clerk Superior Court; I.N. Bibb, Clerk Inferior Court; W.T. Gellet, Sheriff; I. McNeally, Coroner.

GHM 027-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 
Chattooga County Courthouse
Chattooga County


 

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