Historic Markers Across Georgia



Governor Mathews' Homesite



Marker ID: GHM 109-2
Location: Ga 77 1/2 mile south of Broad River, at Goose Pond community
County: Oglethorpe
Coordinates: N 33° 59.172    W 082° 53.55
  33.98619843    -82.89250183
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1A8R
Governor Mathews' Homesite Marker
Photo by David Seibert



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George Mathews born in Va. in 1739, of Irish descent, lived in this area then known as ´Goose Pond´ from 1785. His home since burned. He won distinction fighting Indians in the N.W. Ter. and in 1775 became a Col. serving under Washington at Brandywine & Germantown. He came to Oglethorpe Co. in 1785 and after but one years residence was elected both Governor and Congressman. Re-elected in 1793 he signed the ´Yazoo Act.´ In 1811 he was appointed by Pres. Madison U.S. Commissioner to negotiate the annexation of Florida. He died in Augusta Aug. 30, 1812 & is buried there.

GHM 109-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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