Gov. William Rabun

Gov. William Rabun (HM8N5)

Location: Sparta, GA 31087 Hancock County
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N 33° 22.532', W 82° 54.801'

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The home of William Rabun, Governor of Georgia 1817-1819. Born in Halifax County, N.C., April 8, 1771, Governor Rabun moved to Wilkes Co., Ga., in 1785. Having the usual backwoods schooling of his day, he acquired by reading and observation, extensive learning. For many years Gov. Rabun served Hancock County in both houses of the Legislature. As President of the Senate in 1817, he became Governor upon the resignation of Gov. David B. Mitchell. He died while in office, Oct. 24, 1819. Rabun County, Ga., is named for Governor Rabun.
HM NumberHM8N5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number070-9
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 322010 N 3694555
Decimal Degrees33.37553333, -82.91335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 22.532', W 82° 54.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 22' 31.92" N, 82° 54' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 Monument Rd, Sparta GA 31087, US
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