Historic Markers Across Georgia



Wilcox County



Marker ID: GHM 156-1
Location: Courthouse in Abbeville, US 129 and Main Street.
County: Wilcox
Coordinates: N 31° 59.562    W 083° 18.407
  31.99270798    -83.30677549
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM43H4
Wilcox County Marker  



Text:

This County was created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 22, 1857. Georgia Archives show that it was named for Capt. John Wilcox though some authorities believe it was named for his son Gen. Mark Wilcox, state legislator and one of the founders of the Georgia Supreme Court, who died in 1850. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Joseph S. Graham, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts Stephen Bowen, Ordinary James W. Washburn, Tax Receiver John McCall, Tax Collector Stephen Mitchell, Surveyor William A. Barker and Coroner Daniel M. Bruce.

GHM 156-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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