Governor John Houston

Governor John Houston (HM9S3)

Location: Perry, GA 31069 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.475', W 83° 44.057'

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Born near Waynesboro in 1744, Houston was the son of Sir Patrick Houston and Priscilla Dunbar. He was elected in 1775 to represent Georgia at the Continental Congress and served on Georgia's Council of Safety, which in January 1776 issued the arrest warrant for Royal Governor James Wright. Georgians elected Houston governor in January 1778. Following the Revolution, Houston was elected governor a second time in 1784 and in that year was appointed one of seven "Trustees for a College," making him one of thefounders of the University of Georgia. Houston served as Savannah's first mayor in 1790, and in 1791 helped to host George Washington's Savannah visit. He died in 1796. Named in his honor, Houston County was created in 1821.
HM NumberHM9S3
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number76-1
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society and the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Georgia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 242982 N 3594486
Decimal Degrees32.45791667, -83.73428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.475', W 83° 44.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 28.50" N, 83° 44' 3.42" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1020 Jernigan St, Perry GA 31069, US
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