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Creation Date

9-11-2010

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Toombs County Marker, Lyons, GA.

This is located outside the courthouse in Lyons in Toombs County, GA.

The text reads as :

" Toombs County was created by an Act on Aug. 18, 1905 from Emanuel, Montgomery and Tattnall. It was named for Gen. Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), of Wilkes County, Congressman and Senator. One of the chief organizers of the Confederate government, he was Secretary of State and Brig. Gen. Bitterly opposed to Reconstruction, he never took the oath of allegiance after the war. First County Officers, commissioned Oct. 9, 1905, were: R.F. Scarboro, Sheriff; D.T. Gibbs, Clk. Sup. Ct.; R.J. Partin, Tax Rec.; O.V. Sharpe, Tax Col.; B.H. Grace, Sur.; M.D. Cowart, Cor.; John H. Clifton, Ord.; F.A. Thompson, Treas."

Sponsored by Georgia Historical Commission/Department of Natural Resources

Latitude, Longitude

32.20353333, -82.32738889

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Toombs County Marker; Toombs County; Gen. Robert Augustus Toombs; Historical marker -- Georgia --- Lyons.

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