Summer Home of Joseph Habersham

Summer Home of Joseph Habersham (HMTC9)

Location: Clarkesville, GA 30523 Habersham County
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N 34° 37.528', W 83° 29.488'

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This was the summer home of Joseph Habersham of Savannah (1751-1815), Georgia patriot, Revolutionary War hero, and political leader. He was a Colonel in the Continental Army, a member of Continental Congress, and of the Georgia Convention that ratified the Constitution in 1788. Educated at Princeton, he returned to Georgia to aid in organizing the "Liberty Boys" as the Revolution approached. With other patriots, he organized the Council of Safety at Tondee's Tavern, June 22, 1775. On January 17, 1776, leading a small group, he captured and placed under guard Sir James Wright, British Colonial Governor. With Captain Bowen, he commanded the first commissioned vessel of the Revolution. Twice speaker of the General Assembly, in Georgia's first legislative body, in 1785, Joseph Habersham signed the first charter granted to a state university in America ~ that of the University of Georgia. He served as Postmaster General under Presidents Washington, Adams and Jefferson. From 1802 until his death he was president of the Georgia branch of the Bank of the United States. Habersham County, created December 19, 1818 was named for Joseph Habersham.
HM NumberHMTC9
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number068-7
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 271592 N 3834332
Decimal Degrees34.62546667, -83.49146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 37.528', W 83° 29.488'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 37' 31.68" N, 83° 29' 29.28" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1472 Hollywood Hwy, Clarkesville GA 30523, US
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