Upson County

Upson County (HMPLS)

Location: Thomaston, GA 30286 Upson County
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N 32° 53.233', W 84° 19.6'

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This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 15 and 20, 1824, is named for Stephen Upson, a well known lawyer of Lexington, Ga. Lt. Gen. John B. Gordon, famed Confederate leader called "second to the great Lee" was born in Upson County at the settlement of Black Ankle near the Flint (or Thronateeska) River. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Martin W. Stamper, Clerk of Superior Court James W. Cooper, Clerk of Inferior Court and Treasurer James P. Portis, Tax Receiver Amos McLendon, Tax Collector Joseph Rodgers, Coroner Shadrach Ellis and Surveyor William Silman.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number145-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 750086 N 3641953
Decimal Degrees32.88721667, -84.32666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 53.233', W 84° 19.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 53' 13.98" N, 84° 19' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 141-199 W Gordon St, Thomaston GA 30286, US
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