Historic Markers Across Georgia

George Claud Adams

Marker ID: GHM 117-9
Location: In front of auditorium at Rock Eagle 4-H Club Center
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 33° 25.284    W 083° 23.675
  33.42139323    -83.39458668
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6ZHT
George Claud Adams Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


G.C. Adams, leading educator in Georgia, was born in Newton County in 1868. He became Newton County School Superintendent in 1902, after several years of teaching. While Superintendent he worked to consolidate the county schools, a pioneer achievement in this field. In 1904- 05 he organized the Newton County Boys´ Corn Club, the first of the Boys´ Corn Clubs in the South. These clubs were forerunners of today´s 4-H Clubs. From 1927- 29 he served Newton County in the Georgia House of Representatives and from 1933- 35 served as the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture. Mr. Adams died in 1949.

GHM 117-9 Georgia Historical Commission 1962

George Claud Adams
Photo by Ken Moser