Georgetown (HMVD4)

Location: Georgetown, GA 39854 Quitman County
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N 31° 53.146', W 85° 6.54'

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Settled in the early 1830's this town was first named Tobanana for the nearby creek. The Tobanana post office was established January 10, 1833, and the name was changed to Georgetown September 21, 1836, in honor of Georgetown, District of Columbia.

Among the first settlers at Georgetown were the families of Captain Harrison Adam Leonard, Kenneth McKenzie, William Oliver and James G. Salisbury. Other early families represented were Bledsoe, Christian, Crawford, Ellington, Guerry, Mercer, Morris, Neel and Warren.

Georgetown was designated in 1859 as the county seat of Quitman Co. and was laid out as a town by order of the Inferior Court. The town was incorporated by Act of the Legislature Dec. 9, 1859.

In the immediate vicinity on the Georgia side of the Chattahoochee River was located the original Lower Creek Indian town of Eufaula which was visited and described by Benjamin Hawkins, U.S. Indian Agent, in 1799.

Near Georgetown on the banks of Tobanana Creek a brigade of Federal Cavalry commanded by Gen Benjamin H. Greierson camped for a time in 1865 at the close of War Between the States.

HM NumberHMVD4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number118-2
Year Placed1960
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 678850 N 3529333
Decimal Degrees31.88576667, -85.10900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.146', W 85° 6.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 8.76" N, 85° 6' 32.40" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-198 Main St, Georgetown GA 39854, US
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