Hancock County

Hancock County (HMG50)

Location: Sparta, GA 31087 Hancock County
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N 33° 16.521', W 82° 58.563'

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Hancock County, created by Act of Dec. 17, 1793, was named for John Hancock of Mass., President of Continental Congress and the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence. It has been the home of 4 Governors of Ga. — William Rabun, Charles James McDonald, William Jonathan Northen, Nathaniel Edwin Harris. Among the first officers of Hancock County were: Thomas Lamar, Sheriff; William Pentecost, Clerk Inferior Court; Henry Graybill, Clerk Superior Court; Daniel Conner, Coroner; John Ragan, Surveyor; David Adams, Tax Collector; Samuel Goode and Richard Bonner, Tax Receivers.
HM NumberHMG50
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number070-3
Year Placed1992
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 315966 N 3683554
Decimal Degrees33.27535000, -82.97605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 16.521', W 82° 58.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 16' 31.26" N, 82° 58' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1427-1431 Broad St, Sparta GA 31087, US
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