October 5, 1857 - June 21, 1921This site represents a typical rural medical practice 1881 - 1921. Dr. James T. Gibson began his practice in Porterdale, Newton County at age 24. He made his calls on horseback, often staying overnight until the patient´s fever broke or a baby was born. After marrying Emma Jane Ogletree in 1888, they established a home, a farm and later built a 2-room office on the premises. Though active in county government, banking and Bethany Presbyterian Church, he was most loved for his care of the sick.
|Placed By||The Landmarks Committee, Newton County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 777977 N 3714520|
|Decimal Degrees||33.53416667, -84.00666667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 32.05', W 84° 0.4'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 32' 2.9999999999998" N, 84° 0' 24" W|
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|Area Code(s)||770, 678|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6382-6586 GA-212, Covington GA 30016, US|
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