Historic Markers Across Georgia



Echols County



Marker ID: GHM 050-1
Location: Courthouse in Statenville
County: Echols
Coordinates: N 30° 42.194    W 083° 1.677
  30.703233    -83.02795
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9HB4
Echols County Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 13, 1858, is named for Col. Robert M. Echols, for 24 years a member of the General Assembly. He was a President of the Georgia Senate and a Brigadier General in the Mexican War during which he died. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff James S. Carter, Ordinary James P.Y. Higdon, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts Jesse P. Prescott, Tax Receiver John E. McMullen, Tax collector Samuel E. Prescott, Treasurer James Carter, Surveyor Duncan McLeon and Coroner John Sellers.

GHM 050-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



Echols County Courthouse
Echols County
Photo by David Seibert



 

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