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Creation Date

9-4-2011

Description

Wilcox Co Marker Abbeville GA.

This marker is located in front of the Courthouse in Abbeville, in Wilcox Co, GA.

The text reads as :

" This County was created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 22, 1857. Georgia Archives show that it was named for Capt. John Wilcox though some authorities believe it was named for his son Gen. Mark Wilcox, state legislator and one of the founders of the Georgia Supreme Court, who died in 1850. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Joseph S. Graham, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts Stephen Bowen, Ordinary James W. Washburn, Tax Receiver John McCall, Tax Collector Stephen Mitchell, Surveyor William A. Barker and Coroner Daniel M. Bruce. "

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954

Latitude, Longitude

31.99270833, -83.30677500

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Wilcox County Marker; Wilcox County (Ga.); Gen. Mark Wilcox; Historical marker --- Georgia --- Abbeville.

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