Historic Markers Across Georgia

Governor Peter Early

Marker ID: GHM 066-6
Location: Ga 15 just north of Oconee River
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 33° 43.284    W 083° 17.79
  33.7214    -83.2965
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WMNWAQ
Governor Peter Early Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker


Near here, on a bluff overlooking the river, stood the home of Governor Peter Early, one of Georgia´s great men. Born in Virginia, June 30, 1773, a graduate of Princeton, he was a lawyer, judge, State Senator, Congressman, Governor during the difficult years 1813- 1815, and trustee of the University of Georgia. He died August 15, 1817 and was buried here. In December, 1914, his remains were reinterred in Greensboro with fitting ceremonies. Early County is named for him.

Near here, also stood Fort Clarke, erected for the protection of the early settlers against Indian raids.

GHM 066-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1986


marker missing from pole since 2002]