First County Seat

First County Seat (HM8HM)

Location: Rocky Ford, GA 30455 Screven County
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N 32° 40.138', W 81° 49.468'

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Between 1765 and 1770 a group of settlers, mostly from North Carolina, settled and received grants for land in the vicinity of what is now Rockyford.

Among these first settlers were, Benjamin Lanier, Lemuel Lanier, Valentine Hollingsworth, Francis Jones, Thomas Mills, Anthony Bonnell, Abraham Mincey, Robert Dickson and Michael Dickson.

The first county seat of Screven County was established here on Dec. 14, 1793, and the home of Benjamin Lanier, across Mile Branch from this marker, was the first Court House.
HM NumberHM8HM
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number124-1
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 422694 N 3614889
Decimal Degrees32.66896667, -81.82446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.138', W 81° 49.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 8.28" N, 81° 49' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 599 Scarboro Hwy, Rocky Ford GA 30455, US
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