"July" 1858

"July" 1858 (HM629)

Location: Sparta, GA 31087 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 19.9', W 83° 4.1'

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The Original July Foxhound

In July 1858 an Irish Foxhound arrived in Georgia as a gift from the noted hunter, Nimrod Gosnell of Roxbury Mills, Maryland to Colonel Miles G. Harris of Hancock County. The male puppy was named "July." Col. Harris invited fox hunters for miles around to join him on a fox hunt during October 1859. They brought their choicest runners with them, but they were no match for "July's" superior performance in the hunting field chasing red foxes. Hunters from surrounding counties and in some cases adjacent states brought their best bitches to be bred to "July." Thus began the strain of hounds known by the name of its progenitor "July."
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HM NumberHM629
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Placed ByLovers of July Hounds
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 307494 N 3689966
Decimal Degrees33.33166667, -83.06833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 19.9', W 83° 4.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 19' 54.00" N, 83° 4' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-3 GA-16, Sparta GA 31087, US
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