Historic Markers Across Georgia



Montgomery County



Marker ID: GHM 103-4
Location: Courthouse in Mt. Vernon, US 221
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 10.451    W 082° 35.696
  32.17418668    -82.59492525
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMA5KZ
Montgomery County  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Montgomery County, created Dec. 19, 1793 out of Washington, originally contained all of Wheeler and Tattnall and parts of Treutlen, Toombs, Emanuel and Dodge Counties. It was named for Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (1736- 1775), ´an early martyr to the cause of liberty.´ Commanding an expedition to Canada in 1775, he was killed at the Siege of Quebec. First County officers, commissioned Feb. 17, 1794, were: March McKessak, Sheriff; Thos. Pugh, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Jonathan Eammons, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Jonathan Holly, Cor.; Wm. Cawthorn, Reg. of Probate; Willis Wood, Sur.

GHM 103-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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