Hugh McCall (1767-1823)

Hugh McCall (1767-1823) (HM31N)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.533', W 81° 5.388'

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Early Georgian Historian

Hugh McCall who is buried here was the author of the first history of Georgia.

Forced by ill health into retirement, McCall, who was a Brevet Major, U.S. Infantry, became interested in the history of his adopted State. In spite of severe handicaps, he wrote a much needed history of Georgia. The first volume, which was published at Savannah, in 1811. The second volume, which appeared five years later, carried his "History of Georgia" through the Revolutionary period. Time has not impaired the value and the usefulness of McCall's work.

His father, Colonel James McCall, played a heroic role in the Revolutionary War in the Carolina. Hugh McCall passed his boyhood during those trying times. The closing words of the first history of this State are an ever timely reminder to posterity that
"The blood which flowed from the suffering patriots of that day, should never be forgotten; and the precious jewel which was purchased by it, should be preserved with courage and remembered with gratitude, by succeeding generations."
HM NumberHM31N
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-24
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491524 N 3548813
Decimal Degrees32.07555000, -81.08980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.533', W 81° 5.388'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 31.98" N, 81° 5' 23.28" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Abercorn St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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