Historic Markers Across Georgia



Hancock County



Marker ID: GHM 070-3
Location: Courthouse in Sparta, GA
County: Hancock
Coordinates: N 33° 16.521    W 082° 58.563
  33.27535    -82.97605
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6C20
Hancock County Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Hancock County, created by Act of Dec. 17, 1793, was named for John Hancock of Mass., President of Continental Congress and the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence. It has been the home of 4 Governors of Ga.- William Rabun, Charles James McDonald, William Jonathan Northen, Nathaniel Edwin Harris. Among the first officers of Hancock County were: Thomas Lamar, Sheriff; William Pentecost, Clerk Inferior Court; Henry Graybill, Clerk Superior Court; Daniel Conner, Coroner; John Ragan, Surveyor; David Adams, Tax Collector; Samuel Goode and Richard Bonner, Tax Receivers.

GHM 070-3 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1992



 

 

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