Historic Markers Across Georgia

Toombs-Bleckley House

Marker ID: GHM 068-9
Location: At 172 Jefferson Street in Clarkesville
County: Habersham
Coordinates: N 34° 36.755    W 083° 31.316
  34.61258333    -83.52193333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM35BF
Toombs-Bleckley House Marker  


On this site Colonel S. A. Wales built a house in 1833. Robert A. Toombs (1810-1885). United States Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State, of the Confederate States, purchased it in 1879 for a summer home. General Toombs sold the property to Judge Logan E. Bleckley (1827-1907) in 1884. The original house was destroyed by fire in 1897 and the present structure was built on the same site immediately thereafter.

Judge Bleckley was Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia 1875 ~ 1880, and was Chief Justice 1887 ~ 1894. Occasionally the other members of the Court met with Judge Bleckley was unique figure in Georgia´s judicial history and was one of the most outstanding Chief Justices of the Supreme Court. He died at his residence here on March 7, 1907.


Toombs-Bleckley House
Toombs-Bleckley House