Historic Markers Across Georgia

Gordon County

Marker ID: GHM 064-14
Location: Courthouse in Calhoun
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 30.166    W 084° 57.061
  34.502766    -84.95101
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD34
Gordon County Marker  


This county was named for William Washington Gordon, of Savannah (1796-1842). The first Georgian to graduate at West Point, he entered the practice of law and was a pioneer in the railroad field in this State.

He was the founder and first President of the Central Railroad and Banking Company, now the Central of Georgia System.

Gordon county was created by act of the Georgia Legislature Feb. 13, 1850. Area 375 square miles. 1950 population 18,957.

GHM 064-14 Georgia Historical Commission 1953