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New Courthouse-1850-GHM 098-3-Marion Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 19.109 W 084° 31.076
16S E 733662 N 3578444
Quick Description: Ga 41 at the new Courthouse, Buena Vista
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2009 5:45:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM7MXM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
Built in 1850 of locally made brick, this is one of two courthouses standing in Marion County. The other built in 1848 is at Tazewell. The first courthouse was at Horry. When the county seat was moved here the town was called Pea Ridge. Wishing a new name the citizens chose Taylor, for Gen. Zach Taylor, but found there was already a Taylor, Ga. Then came news of a Mexican War victory at Buena Vista and this name was chosen. Pea Ridge was one mile from the ancient Indian village of King´s town on the Uchee Trail used by Indians to carry trading goods 300 miles from Alabama to Savannah.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 093-3

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Georgia Historic Commission

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