Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gov. Charles James McDonald



Marker ID: GHM 070-8
Location: Ga 22 at Devereux, about 8 miles SW of Sparta, GA
County: Hancock
Coordinates: N 33° 13.062    W 083° 4.479
  33.2177    -83.07465
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6H15
Gov. Charles James McDonald Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

4.2 mi.

In this area stood the home of Charles James McDonald, elected Governor of Georgia in 1839 and 1841. "Fearless and guided by practical wisdom and integrity," he was Solicitor-general of the Flint circuit. Judge of the Superior Court, State representative, State Senator, Governor and Justice of the Superior Court of Georgia. Born in Charleston, S.C., July 9, 1793, Gov. McDonald in early infancy with his parents moved to Hancock County, Ga. He was a graduate of Columbia College, S.C. Gov. McDonald died December 16, 1860.

GHM 070-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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