Home of Thomas E. Watson

Home of Thomas E. Watson (HM622)

Location: Thomson, GA 30824 McDuffie County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.179', W 82° 30.449'

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(1856-1922)

After passing the state Bar in 1876, native Thomas E. Watson returned to Thomson and lived in this house with his family from 1881 to 1900. In his first floor office Watson began his law and writing career and entered politics. He served in the Georgia House (1882), U.S. Congress (1890-92), and the U.S. Senate (1920-22). He was nominated for Vice President on the Populist Party ticket with William Jennings Bryan in 1896. Here Watson authored the two-volume Story of France and a biography of Napoleon. In a career often marked by controversy, he was best known as the "Father of Rural Free Delivery."
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HM NumberHM622
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number94-1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Watson-Brown Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:46am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 359921 N 3704370
Decimal Degrees33.46965000, -82.50748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.179', W 82° 30.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 10.74" N, 82° 30' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 303 Tom Watson Way, Thomson GA 30824, US
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