Historic Markers Across Georgia

Dr. James Thomas Gibson

Marker ID: NCHS 21
Location: On Kinnet Rd (Hwy 212) south of W shore drive.
County: Newton
Coordinates: N 33° 32.060    W 084° 00.410
  33.53433333    -84.00683333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM75HT
Dr. James Thomas Gibson Marker  


October 5, 1857 - June 21, 1921

This site represents a typical rule medical practice 1881 -- 1921. Dr. James T. Gibson began his practice in Porterdale, Newton County at age 24. He made his calls on horseback, often staying overnight until the patient´s fever broke or a baby was born. After marrying Emma Jane Ogletree in 1888, they established a home, a farm and later built a 2-room office on the premises. Though active and county government, banking and Bethany Presbyterian church, he was most loved for his care of the sick.

Placed By Landmark Committee
Newton County Historical Site 21 June 15, 2000.


Dr. James Thomas Gibson