Wayne County

Wayne County (HME33)

Location: Jesup, GA 31546 Wayne County
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N 31° 36.261', W 81° 52.805'

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This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 11, 1803 and Dec. 7, 1805, is named for Major General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, so called for his daring exploits in the Revolution. A Pennsylvanian, he fought in the South and was elected to Congress from Georgia in 1791 but after a contest the seat was declared vacant. The first County Site at Waynesville was too close to the border when Charlton County was cut off in 1854 and the Site was moved to Jesup, named for Gen. Jesup of the U.S. Army who rendered valuable service during the Creek War in 1836.
HM NumberHME33
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number151-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 416514 N 3496918
Decimal Degrees31.60435000, -81.88008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.261', W 81° 52.805'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 15.66" N, 81° 52' 48.30" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 146-198 N Brunswick St, Jesup GA 31546, US
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