Historic Markers Across Georgia

First Court North of Augusta

Marker ID: GHM 157-17
Location: Ga 44 at Sandtown, GA
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 50.155    W 082° 41.279
  33.83591666    -82.68798333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6RPV
First Court North of Augusta  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Near here, in the home of Jacob McLendon, the first Court held north of Augusta convened August 25, 1779, by order of the Executive Council of Georgia. Absalom Bedell, Benjamin Catchings, William Downs were justices; Henry Monadue, Clerk; Joseph Scott-Riden, Sheriff. John Dooly was attorney for the State. Grand jurors were: Stephen Heard, Barnard Heard, George Walton, Daniel Burnett. Thomas Carter, Richard Aycock, Robert Day, John Gorham, Dionysius Oliver, Holman Freeman, Sen. Daniel Coleman, Thomas Stroud, Micajah Williamson, James McLean, Jacob Herington, William Bailey, John Glass, Charles Bedingfield

GHM 157-17 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

First Court North of Augusta
Photo by David Seibert