Habersham County

Habersham County (HMQYF)

Location: Clarkesville, GA 30523 Habersham County
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N 34° 36.925', W 83° 31.631'

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Habersham County was created by Acts of the Legislature, Dec. 15, 1818, and named for Joseph Habersham (1751-1815), of Savannah, who had a summer home near Clarkesville. He served in the Revolution as a Lieut. Col. in the Ga. Continental line; was twice Speaker of the General Assembly; Mayor of Savannah, 1792-'93; and Postmaster General of the United States, 1795-1801. The first Habersham County officers sworn in after the County was created were Miles Davis, Clerk of the Superior Court; Wm. B Wofford, Sheriff; Joseph Dobson, Clerk of the Inferior Court; Wm. Steedly, Coroner; William Wofford, Sr., Surveyor. Benjamin Cleveland, Absalom Holcombe and James R. Wyly were sworn in as Members of the Inferior Court, Feb. 25, 1819, and Holcombe was succeeded by Arthur Alexander on April 20, 1819. James Allen, Benjamin Chastain, Absalom Holcombe, John Kiser, Thomas Brock, James O'Neal, Joseph Whitehead and John Bryan were sworn in as Justices of the Peace in 1821.

Cicero M. Sutton was the first Ordinary of Habersham County. Habersham County is noted for its healthful climate and beautiful scenery, its peaches and apples, and its fine schools.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number068-8
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 6:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268289 N 3833299
Decimal Degrees34.61541667, -83.52718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.925', W 83° 31.631'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 55.50" N, 83° 31' 37.86" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 428 Habersham Ave, Clarkesville GA 30523, US
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