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9-11-2010

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Treutlen Co Marker, Soperton GA

The text on the marker reads as :

" Treutlen County was created by Act of Aug. 21, 1917 from Emanuel and Montgomery Counties. It was named for Gov. John Adam Treutlen (1726- 1782), "one of the foremost revolutionists." Elected Governor over Button Gwinnett in 1777, he was declared a "rebel governor" by the royal government and is believed to have been murdered by Tories in Orangeburg, S.C. First officers of Treutlen County, commissioned Dec. 9, 1918, were M.B. Ware, Sheriff; N.L. Gillis, Ordinary; J.F. Mullis, Clk. Sup. Ct.; J.E. Thorpe, Tax Rec.; W.M. Courson, Tax Col.; J.B Dukes, Surveyor; A. Gillis, Treasurer; B.X. Watkins, Coroner; R.E. Ward, Sr., School Supt."

Placed By Georgia Historical Commission in 1956.

Latitude, Longitude

32.37769722, -82.59210833

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Treutlen County Marker; Treutlen County; Gov. John Adam Treutlen; Historical markers --- Georgia --- Soperton.

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