Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Dan Tucker

Marker ID: GHM 052-12
Location: Ga 72 at road to Heardmont, southeast of Middleton
County: Elbert
Coordinates: N 34° 4.404    W 082° 44.682
  34.0734    -82.7447
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM17N9
Old Dan Tucker Marker  


Rev. Daniel Tucker owned a large plantation on the Savannah River and is buried near his old homesite, ´Point Lookout´, six miles from here. Born in Virginia, February 14, 1744, Daniel Tucker came here to take up a land grant. A revolutionary soldier, planter and minister, he owned and operated Tucker´s Ferry near his home. He died April 7, 1818- but not ´of a toothache in his heel´. Esteemed by his fellow planters, he was loved by the Negroes who cmpoesed the many verses of the famous ditty, ´Old Dan Tucker´, a favorite song at corn shuckings and other social gatherings.

GHM 052-12 Georgia Historical Commission 1957