Historic Markers Across Georgia



Quitman County



Marker ID: GHM 118-1
Location: Courthouse on US 82 in Georgetown
County: Quitman
Coordinates: N 31° 53.149    W 085° 6.54
  31.88581419    -85.10900118
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAFM5
Quitman County Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 10, 1858, is named for Gen. John A. Quitman, soldier in the Mexican War, Governor of Mississippi and ardent advocate of States Rights. The County Site is named for Georgetown, D.C. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff James M. Cooper, Clerk of Superior Court John R.M. Neel, Clerk of Inferior Court Joel A. Crawford, Ordinary Joel E.J. Smith, Tax Receiver James M. Grandberry, Tax Collector Owen G. Thomas, Treasurer Nicholas T. Christian, Surveyor William J. Brown and Coroner Alden Hall.

GHM 118-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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