Toombs-Bleckley House

Toombs-Bleckley House (HMILM)

Location: Clarkesville, GA 30523 Habersham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 36.75', W 83° 31.317'

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On this site Colonel S. A. Wales built a house in 1833. Robert A. Toombs (1810-1885). United States Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State, of the Confederate States, purchased it in 1879 for a summer home. General Toombs sold the property to Judge Logan E. Bleckley (1827-1907) in 1884. The original house was destroyed by fire in 1897 and the present structure was built on the same site immediately thereafter.

Judge Bleckley was Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia 1875 -1880, and was Chief Justice 1887-1894. Occasionally the other members of the Court met with Judge Bleckley at this place for conferences on its work. Judge Bleckley was a unique figure in Georgia's judicial history and was one of the most outstanding Chief Justices of the Supreme Court. He died at his residence here on March 7, 1907.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number068-9
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268761 N 3832964
Decimal Degrees34.61250000, -83.52195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.75', W 83° 31.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 45.00" N, 83° 31' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 148-172 Jefferson St, Clarkesville GA 30523, US
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