Historic Markers Across Georgia

Joseph Emerson Brown

Marker ID:  
Location: 206 Washington St, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.938    W 084° 23.340
  33.74896666    -84.389
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMWNT7


Joseph Emerson Brown

War Governor of Georgia
Patriot, Statesman, Christian
Born April 15, 1821. Died November 30, 1894
Governor of Georgia, four terms, 1857-1865
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1868-1870
United States Senator from Georgia, 1880-1891
Founder of Charles McDonald Brown
Scholarship fund
University of Georgia

Elizabeth Grisham Brown
Wife of Joseph Emerson Brown
born July 13, 1826. Died December 26, 1896
Devoted Wife, Loving Mother, Loyal Patriot
A Christian obedient to God


Base of the statue of Gov. Governor Joseph Brown and his wife Elizabeth Grisham Brown.