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Clarke County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 57.593 W 083° 22.459
17S E 280610 N 3760248
Quick Description: A history of how the county was created and named--and the first officers.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2005 7:24:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 41

Long Description:
Clarke County, created by act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and Part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga. from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga. and S.C. during the Revolutionary War. He engaged in several battles with the Indians and signed treaties with the Cherokees in 1783 and Creeks in 1783 and 1785. He died Dec. 15, 1799. First officers of Clarke County, commissioned Dec. 31, 1801, were: Abner Bankston, Sheriff; Bedford Brown, Clk. Sup. Ct.; Gabrien Hubert, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Stephen Nobles, Surveyor; Daniel Conner, Coroner.
Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: Not listed

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