Gov. William Jonathan Northen

Gov. William Jonathan Northen (HMFYO)

Location: Sparta, GA 31087 Hancock County
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N 33° 21.683', W 83° 0.471'

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William Jonathan Northen, Governor of Georgia from 1890 to 1894, lived in this house. Born in Jones County, July 9, 1835 of Scotch ancestry, Governor Northen graduated from Mercer University. He taught for many years at Mt. Zion School in Hancock Co. When he became a candidate for Governor, it was said, "Every man in Georgia had gone to school to him or with him." They all rallied round and elected him overwhelmingly. One of the most prosperous and advanced farmers in the State, he was influential in farm organizations and a member of the house and senate. He died March 25, 1913.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number070-7
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 313188 N 3693151
Decimal Degrees33.36138333, -83.00785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 21.683', W 83° 0.471'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 21' 40.98" N, 83° 0' 28.26" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6798 Fairmont Rd, Sparta GA 31087, US
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