Burke County's 8 Governors

Burke County's 8 Governors (HM4WN)

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

N 33° 5.424', W 82° 0.953'

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Historic Burke County, formerly St. George`s Parish, claims 8 Ga. Governors by birth, residence or marriage. JOHN HOUSTOUN (1744-1796), Rev. patriot, member of Continental Congress, Gov. 1778-1779 & 1784-1785, was born near present Waynesboro. LYMAN HALL (1724-1790), Ga. signer of the Declaration of Independence, Gov. 1783-1874, died at his plantation home, Shell Bluff, in Burke Co. EDWARD TELFAIR (1735-1807), member of Continental Congress, signer of Articles of Confederation, Gov. 1785-1787 & 1789-1793, owned and operated large plantations in this county. JARED IRWIN (1750-1818), distinguished Rev. soldier and Indian fighter, Gov. 1796-1798 and 1806-1809, lived in the county for 30 years. DAVID EMANUEL (1744-1810) gallant Rev. soldier, Gov. 1801, was a resident and is believed to be buried in Burke County. WILLIAM SCHLEY (1786-1858), Judge, Congressman, Gov. 1835-1837, married Elizabeth, daughter of Brig. Gen. Abraham Jackson, of this county. HERSCHEL V. JOHNSON (1812-1880), Sen. Judge, candidate for Vice-President with Douglas, member of Conf. Senate, Gov. 1853-1857, was born and grew up in Burke County. HOKE SMITH (1855-1931), lawyer, editor, Sec. of Interior, Sen., Gov. 1907-1909 & 1911, was principal of Waynesboro Academy for several years.
HM NumberHM4WN
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number017-8
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 405195 N 3661767
Decimal Degrees33.09040000, -82.01588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 5.424', W 82° 0.953'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 5' 25.44" N, 82° 0' 57.18" 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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