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Creation Date

10-23-2010

Building Name

Charlton County Courthouse

Description

Charlton County Marker, Folkston, GA.

This historical marker is located outside the Charlton County Courthouse, Folkston Georgia. This county was created on February 18, 1854 and named for Judge Robert M. Charlton of Savannah.

It reads as :

" Created by an Act of February 18, 1854 out of Camden County, Charlton County was named for Judge Robert M. Charlton of Savannah. Trader’s Hill (Fort Alert), an important shipping point and head of navigation on St. Marys River, was the first County Site. In 1901, Folkston became the County Site after the Savannah, Florida & Western RR was in operation. The first County Officers, elected in April, 1854, were: Daniel R. Dedge, Sheriff; J.H. Oliver, Clerk of both Courts; Francis M. Smith, Ordinary; John E. Gibson, Tax Receiver; J.H. Bessant, Surveyor; James S. Bennett, Coroner; Louis N.G. Strickland, soon replaced by H. Roddenberry, Tax Collector."

Latitude, Longitude

30.83179167, -82.00521944

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Charlton County Marker; Charlton County Courthouse; Judge Robert M. Charlton; Charlton County (Ga.); Folkston (Ga.); Historical markers ---- Georgia --- Folkston.

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