Clay County

Clay County (HMW6A)

Location: Fort Gaines, GA 39851 Clay County
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N 31° 36.25', W 85° 2.924'

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This County created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 16, 1854, is named for Henry Clay, famous statesman who died in 1852. Near fort Gaines, the County Site, stood the actual Fort built in 1816 for defense in the Creek Indian Wars and named for Gen. Edmond P. Gaines who ordered its construction. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff George R. Holloway, Clerk of the Superior & Inferior Courts Warren Sutton, Ordinary John H. Jones, Tax Receiver John H. Gilbert, Tax Collector Peter Lee, County Surveyor Bennett H. Thornton and Coroner Churchill Patrick.
HM NumberHMW6A
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number030-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 685111 N 3498214
Decimal Degrees31.60416667, -85.04873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.25', W 85° 2.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 15.00" N, 85° 2' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Washington St, Fort Gaines GA 39851, US
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