Emanuel County-GHM 053-1-Emanuel Co
Posted by: Sprinterman
N 32° 35.810 W 082° 20.084
17S E 374746 N 3607379
Quick Description: Located on the former Emanuel County Courthouse square, Swainsboro, Ga.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2009 9:39:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM7V7H
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 10, 1812 & December 6, 1813, is named for David Emanuel, Governor in 1801, several times a legislator, and President of the Senate. A place 1 mile from the center of the County was designated as County Site in 1814 and named Swainsboro for a prominent local family in 1822. The name was changed to Paris in 1854 but the original name was later revived. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Josiah Whitney, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts Stephen Rich and Tax Collector & Receiver James Fitzgerald.
Type of Marker: Highway
Marker #: 053-1
Sponsor: Georgia Historic Commission
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