Two Georgia Governors

Two Georgia Governors (HM9CB)

Location: Gainesville, GA 30501 Hall County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 17.348', W 83° 50.106'

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In Alta Vista Cemetery, two Georgia governors, both officers in the Confederate Army, are buried.

JAMES MILTON SMITH (1823-1890). A lawyer, he entered the Civil War as Captain of the 13th Ga. Inf. and rose to the rank of Colonel. Resigning from the Army in Dec., 1863, he became a Georgia delegate to the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. In 1871 he served as Speaker of the Ga. House of Representatives. Elected Governor in 1872 to fulfill Gov. Bullock`s unexpired term, he was reelected and served until 1877. He waslater Judge of the Superior Court, Chattahoochee Circuit.

ALLEN DANIEL CANDLER (1834-1910). A graduate of Mercer University, he taught school until he entered the war as a Private, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel, 4th Ga. Reserves. He served in both houses of the Ga. Legislature, in the U.S. Congress, as Ga. Secretary of State, and as Governor of Ga., 1898-1902. Later by authority of the Legislature, he compiled the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Confederate Records of Ga.
HM NumberHM9CB
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number069-6
Year Placed1962
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 239035 N 3797854
Decimal Degrees34.28913333, -83.83510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 17.348', W 83° 50.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 17' 20.88" N, 83° 50' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6926 NE 3rd St, Gainesville GA 30501, US
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