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Toombs County



Marker ID: GHM 138-1
Location: Courthouse in Lyons, US 280
County: Toombs
Coordinates: N 32° 12.161    W 082° 19.651
  32.20267773    -82.32751118
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMA7B1
Toombs County Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Toombs County was created by Act of Aug. 18, 1905 from Emanuel, Montgomery and Tattnall. It was named for Gen. Robert Augustus Toombs 1810-1885), of Wilkes County, Congressman and Senator. One of the chief organizers of the Confederate government, he was Secretary of State and Brig. Gen. Bitterly opposed to Reconstruction, he never took the oath of allegiance after the war. First County Officers, commissioned Oct. 9, 1905, were: R.F. Scarboro, Sheriff; D.T. Gibbs, Clk. Sup. Ct.; R.J. Partin, Tax Rec.; O.V. Sharpe, Tax Col.; B.H. Grace, Sur.; M.D. Cowart, Cor.; John H. Clifton, Ord.; F.A. Thompson, Treas.

GHM 138-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



Toombs County Courthouse
Toombs County
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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