Banks County

Banks County (HMR8L)

Location: Homer, GA 30547 Banks County
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N 34° 20.05', W 83° 29.9'

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Banks County was created by Act of Dec. 11, 1858 from Franklin and Habersham Counties. It was named for Dr. Richard Banks (1784-1850), whose reputation as physician and surgeon extended over north Ga. and S.C. Especially noted for treating Indians for smallpox, he practiced medicine in Gainesville from 1832 until his death. First officers of Banks County, commissioned March 19, 1859, were: William P. Richards, Sheriff; James Anderson, Clk. Sup. Ct.; William H. Means, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Archibald McDonald, Coroner; Pierce C. Key, Surveyor; Fountain G. Moss, Ord.; Thomas Ausburn, Tax Col.; Elijah Owens, Tax Rec.
HM NumberHMR8L
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number006-7B
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 8:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 270164 N 3802036
Decimal Degrees34.33416667, -83.49833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 20.05', W 83° 29.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 20' 3.00" N, 83° 29' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-126 Historic Homer Hwy, Homer GA 30547, US
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