Historic Markers Across Georgia



Henry County



Marker ID: GHM 075-1
Location: on John Frank Ward Boulevard at the Courthouse in McDonough.
County: Henry
Coordinates: N 33° 26.866    W 084° 08.811
  33.447767    -84.146850
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM41YQ
Henry County Marker  



Text:

This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 & December 24, 1821, is named for Patrick Henry, Revolutionary patriot, orator and statesman, largely responsible for the Bill of Rights and known best for his words ´Give me liberty or give me death.´ At Sharon Church seven miles east of here, founded Feb. 28, 1824, occurred the split between the Primitive and Missionary Baptists in Georgia. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff James Fletcher, Clerk of Superior Court William Hardin, Clerk of Inferior Court John M. Forbes, Surveyor Wylie Ferrell and Coroner William Missor.

GHM 075-1 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1954



 

 

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