Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gov. William Rabun



Marker ID: GHM 070-9
Location: Ga 22 about 8 miles northeast of Sparta, GA
County: Hancock
Coordinates: N 33° 22.532    W 082° 54.801
  33.37553    -82.91335
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6GW6
Gov. William Rabun Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

The home of William Rabun, Governor of Georgia 1817-1819. Governor Raburn moved to Wilkes Co., Ga., in 1785. Having the unusual backwoods schooling of his day, he acquired by reading and observation, extensive learning. For many years Gov. Rabun

served Hancock County in both houses of the Legislature. As President of the Senate in 1817, he became Governor upon the resignation of Gov. David B. Mitchell. He died while in office, Oct. 24, 1819. Rabun County, Ga., is named for Governor Rabun.

GHM 070-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION. 1955



 

 

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