Federal Headquarters-GHM 129-7-Sumter Co
Posted by: Sprinterman
N 32° 03.938 W 084° 13.800
16S E 761499 N 3551068
Quick Description: 436 South Lee Street, Americus
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2010 5:57:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMACFX
When Federal forces occupied Americus in 1865, the Colonel in charge selected this beautiful Greek Revival house as his headquarters.
The house is believed to have been built circa 1855 by Willis A. Hawkins, associate justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. It was purchased a few years later by Howell Cobb, Secretary of the Treasury, Congressman, Governor of Georgia (1851-53), and Major General in the Confederate States Army. Other past owners of this house include S.H. Hawkins, president of the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railway, and Dr. W.W. Prather, physician.
Type of Marker: Highway
Marker #: 129-7
Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society
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