Marion (HMPW5)

Location: Dry Branch, GA 31020 Twiggs County
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N 32° 39.722', W 83° 26.254'

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Marion, incorporated in 1816, was the first county seat of Twiggs County. Named for General Francis Marion, the Revolutionary "Swamp Fox", it was a trading center and metropolis in ante bellum days. Its decline began when residents refused to accept the "intrusion of the iron horse" after the original survey of the Central Railroad routed the line through Marion. In 1868 the county site was moved six miles to Jeffersonville. Residents moved away, leaving a dead town and large abandoned homes.

U.S. Geodetic Survey in 1948 established this Vicinity as the exact center of Georgia.
HM NumberHMPW5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number143-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 11:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 271399 N 3616446
Decimal Degrees32.66203333, -83.43756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 39.722', W 83° 26.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 39' 43.32" N, 83° 26' 15.24" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1792 Bullard Rd, Dry Branch GA 31020, US
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