New Courthouse - 1850

New Courthouse - 1850 (HMI3K)

Location: Buena Vista, GA 31803 Marion County
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N 32° 19.1', W 84° 31.067'

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Built in 1850 of locally made brick, this is one of two courthouses standing in Marion County. The other built in 1848 is at Tazewell. The first courthouse was at Horry. When the county seat was moved here the town was called Pea Ridge. Wishing a new name the citizens chose Taylor, for Gen. Zach Taylor, but found there was already a Taylor, Ga. Then came news of a Mexican War victory at Buena Vista and this name was chosen. Pea Ridge was one mile from the ancient Indian village of King's Town on the Uchee Trail used by Indians to carry trading goods 300 miles from Alabama to Savannah.
HM NumberHMI3K
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number098-3
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 733676 N 3578428
Decimal Degrees32.31833333, -84.51778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 19.1', W 84° 31.067'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 19' 6.00" N, 84° 31' 4.02" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 Broad St, Buena Vista GA 31803, US
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