Laurens County

Laurens County (HMXFE)

Location: Dublin, GA 31021 Laurens County
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N 32° 32.417', W 82° 54.258'

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Laurens County was created by Act of Dec. 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Originally, it contained all of Pulaski and part of Johnson Counties. Among prominent residents of Laurens County were Gov. Geo. M. Troup and Gen. David Blackshear. It was named for Col. John Laurens (1755-1782), aide-de-camp to Gen. Washington. He fought with gallantry at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Savannah and Charleston. First officers of Laurens County, commissioned Jan. 14, 1808, were: James Thompson, Sheriff; Amos Love, Clk. Sup. Ct.; James Yarborough, Clk. Inf. Ct.; John Thomas, Surveyor; William Yarborough, Coroner.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number087-2
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 321177 N 3601923
Decimal Degrees32.54028333, -82.90430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 32.417', W 82° 54.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 32' 25.02" N, 82° 54' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1143 N Jackson St, Dublin GA 31021, US
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