Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe

Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (HM1HFA)

Location: Lexington, GA 30648 Oglethorpe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 52.15', W 83° 6.693'

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Oglethorpe, the fifth county created in Georgia, Dec. 19, 1793 was named for James Edward Oglethorpe, founder and first governor of Georgia.

Born in London, Dec. 22, 1696, Oglethorpe started his early life in Godalming, England. He was a philanthropist, soldier and member of house of commons.

Oglethorpe arrived with the first Georgia colonists at Yamacraw Bluff on Feb. 12, 1733, and started the settlement of Savannah. As war threatened between England and Spain, Oglethorpe defeated the Spaniards at the Battle of Bloody Marsh, July 1742.

Oglethorpe died in Cranham, England June 30, 1785 and is buried within All Saints Parish church.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 304687 N 3749655
Decimal Degrees33.86916667, -83.11155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 52.15', W 83° 6.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 52' 9" N, 83° 6' 41.58" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Platt St, Lexington GA 30648, US
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