Burke County

Burke County (HM4WB)

Location: Waynesboro, GA 30830 Burke County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 5.422', W 82° 0.951'

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Burke County, an original county, was created by the Const. of Feb. 5, 1777, from Creek Cession of May 30, 1733. In 1758, it had been organized as the Parish of St. George. Originally, it contained parts of Jefferson, Jenkins and Screven Counties. Burke County was named for Edmund Burke (1729-1797), writer, member of Parliament and eloquent defender of the cause of the colonies in America. Lemuel Lanier was commissioned Sheriff, Jan. 27, 1778. Thos. Burton, David Lewis, Nathan Hooker, Dan. McMurphy became Tax Collectors in 1778. Thos. Lewis, Jr., was made Surveyor Feb. 17, 1782. In 1787 John Davies was commissioned Clerk of Courts and John Duhart, Coroner.
HM NumberHM4WB
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number017-6
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 405198 N 3661763
Decimal Degrees33.09036667, -82.01585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 5.422', W 82° 0.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 5' 25.32" N, 82° 0' 57.06" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-616 GA-121, Waynesboro GA 30830, US
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