Pierce County

Pierce County (HMFXT)

Location: Blackshear, GA 31516 Pierce County
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N 31° 18.39', W 82° 14.568'

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This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 18, 1857, is named for Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire Democrat and fourteenth President of the United States, 1853 to `57. He was a General in the Mexican War. Blackshear, incorporated December 16, 1859, is named for General David Blackshear, noted Georgia Indian fighter. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John Donalson, Clerk of Superior and Inferior Courts David Rowell, Ordinary Aaron Dowling, Tax Receiver John Sugg, Tax Collector Edmund Thomas, Coroner James Thomas and Surveyor James E. Blitch.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number113-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 381731 N 3464237
Decimal Degrees31.30650000, -82.24280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.39', W 82° 14.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 23.40" N, 82° 14' 34.08" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416-456 W Taylor St, Blackshear GA 31516, US
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