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Hancock County Marker, Sparta, GA.

This marker is located in front of the Courthouse in Sparta, Georgia.

The text on the marker reads as :

" Hancock County, created by Act of Dec. 17, 1793, was named for John Hancock of Mass., President of Continental Congress and the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence. It has been the home of 4 Governors of Ga.- William Rabun, Charles James McDonald, William Jonathan Northern, Nathaniel Edwin Harris. Among the first officers of Hancock County were: Thomas Lamar, Sheriff; William Pentecost, Clerk Inferior Court; Henry Graybill, Clerk Superior Court; Daniel Conner, Coroner; John Ragan, Surveyor; David Adams, Tax Collector; Samuel Goode and Richard Bonner, Tax Receivers. "

Georgia Historical Marker

Latitude, Longitude

33.27546111, -82.97629167

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Hancock County Marker; Hancock County; John Hancock; Historical marker; Historical marker -- Georgia --- Sparta.; Images


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