Monroe County

Monroe County (HMH88)

Location: Forsyth, GA 31029 Monroe County
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N 33° 2.059', W 83° 56.356'

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Created by Act of May 15, 1821, Monroe County, an original county containing all of Pike and parts of Bibb, Butts and Lamar Counties, was ceded by the Creek Indians in early 1821. Laid out by the Lottery Act, it was rapidly occupied by large numbers of small landowners. The county was named for James Monroe, President of the U.S. (1817-1825) . First officers, commissioned Apr. 1, 1822 were: John Cureton, Sheriff; Wilkins Hunt, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Isaac Welch, Clk. Inf. Ct.; John Tomlinson, Coroner; James Holloway, Surveyor. James Whatley became Surveyor and Henry Jourdan, Coroner, on Sept. 17, 1822.
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HM NumberHMH88
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number102-3
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 7:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 225483 N 3658931
Decimal Degrees33.03431667, -83.93926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.059', W 83° 56.356'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 3.54" N, 83° 56' 21.36" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 N Jackson St, Forsyth GA 31029, US
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