Historic Markers Across Georgia

First Court in Clinch County

Marker ID: GHM 032-5
Location: Ga 37 5 miles west of US 84 at county 71, west of Homerville
County: Clinch
Coordinates: N 31° 2.094    W 082° 52.428
  31.0349    -82.8738
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMBT34
First Court in Clinch County  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


About 1 mile south of here, the first Court and Election in Clinch County were held in 1850, in the home of Jonathan Knight. Pursuant to the Act creating Clinch, Commissioners appointed met in the Knight house to perfect the organization of the County, and elected County officers. Courts were held in the Knight home during the first six months of 1850.

032-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

First Court in Clinch County
Photo by Ken Moser