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Early County



Marker ID: GHM 049-4
Location: Courthouse in Blakely
County: Early
Coordinates: N 31° 22.644    W 084° 56.049
  31.3774    -84.93415
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3Z50
Early County Marker
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Text:

Early County, an original county, was created by Act of Dec. 15, 1818, from Creek Cession of Aug. 9, 1814. At first it contained Decatur, Seminole, Baker, Mitchell, Calhoun, Miller Dougherty and parts of Clay, Grady, and Thomas Counties. It was named for Peter Early (1773-1817), judge, state senator, Governor, Congressman. First County Officers, commissioned May 18, 1820, were: Thomas Taylor, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Otheniel Weaver, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Charles Thigpen, Sur.; Mark Cole, Cor.; John Dill, Tax Rec.; Jefferson Nichols, Tax Col. John Brockman became Sheriff in July, 1820.

GHM 049-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



Early County Courthouse
Early County
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