Towns County

Towns County (HMOZI)

Location: Hiawassee, GA 30546 Towns County
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N 34° 56.837', W 83° 45.42'

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Towns County was created by Act of March 6, 1856 from Rabun and Union Counties. It was named for George Washington Towns, Governor of Georgia from 1847~1851. Gov. Towns was born in Wilkes County, May 4, 1801, of a Virginia family. Self-educated, he was a merchant, lawyer, legislator, state senator, Congressman. He died in 1854. First officers of Towns County, commissioned April 21, 1856, were: Andrew I. Burch, Sheriff; Martin L. Burch, Clerk Superior Court; James H. Moore, Clerk Inferior Court; Milton Brown, Tax Receiver; George M. Denton, Tax Collector; Robert S. Patton, Coroner; James Alston, Surveyor; John W. Holmes, Ordinary.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number139-2
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 248224 N 3870668
Decimal Degrees34.94728333, -83.75700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.837', W 83° 45.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 50.22" N, 83° 45' 25.20" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 S Berrong St, Hiawassee GA 30546, US
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