Wilkes County

Wilkes County (HMGWI)

Location: Washington, GA 30673 Wilkes County
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N 33° 44.275', W 82° 44.342'

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Wilkes County, an original County, was created by the Constitution of Feb. 5, 1777 from Creek and Cherokee Cessions of June 1, 1773. At first, it contained all of Oglethorpe, Elbert, Lincoln, and parts of Taliaferro, Hart, Warren, and Madison Counties. It was named for John Wilkes (1727-1797), English politician and publicist, who strongly opposed measures leading to war with the colonies. First County Officers were: John Dooly, Sheriff, comm. Feb. 9, 1778; Samuel Creswell, Surveyor, comm. Feb. 18, 1783; Benjamin Catching, Clk. of Sup. and Inf. Cts., comm. Jan. 2, 1785; Howell Jarrett, Coroner, comm. 1790.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number157-11
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 338902 N 3734455
Decimal Degrees33.73791667, -82.73903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.275', W 82° 44.342'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 16.50" N, 82° 44' 20.52" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 W Court St, Washington GA 30673, US
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