Historic Markers Across Georgia

Lucius Q. C. Lamar

Marker ID: WPA GA 12 G-6
Location: Floyd St just west of Church/Pace St, Covington, GA
County: Newton
Coordinates: N 33° 35.814    W 083° 51.546
  33.59690094    -83.85910034
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6W5B
Lucius Q. C. Lamar Marker  


Here was located the office of L.Q.C. Lamar, statesman and jurist, practiced law at two intervals from 1847 to 1854, thence moving to Macon and Mississippi. His family located to Covington after his father´s death in 1834, and at nearby Oxford in 1838, where, in 1845, he graduated from Emory College.

In 1853, Newton County elected Lamar to the State Legislature starting his career which led to valuable service to the Confederacy, to the U.S. House and Senate, Secretaryship of the Interior, and to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ga-12 State of Georgia G-6