Historic Markers Across Georgia



Terrell County



Marker ID: GHM 135-1
Location: Courthouse in Dawson, GA
County: Terrell
Coordinates: N 31° 46.407    W 084° 26.76
  31.77344932    -84.44599664
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAFE4
Terrell County Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 16, 1856, is named for Dr. William Terrell who died in 1855. He served in Congress from 1817 to `21. Eight miles west of here was fought the Battle of Echo-wa-noth-away Swamp in the Creek Indian War in 1836. Old Herod Town, an important Indian village, stood eight miles south. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Andrew I. Baldwin, Clerk of Superior Court Meyron Weston, Clerk of Inferior Court Daniel Lashley, Ordinary Ludwell M. Lennard, Tax Receiver Isaac Abbott, Tax Collector James W. Johnston, Coroner Bright W. Trewitt and Surveyor Daniel Lawken.

GHM 135-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



Terrell County Courthouse
Terrell County
Photo by David Seibert



 

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