3 mi. →The home of William Rabun, Governor of Georgia 1817-1819. Born in Halifax County, N.C., April 8, 1771, Governor Rabun moved to Wilkes Co., Ga., in 1785. Having the usual backwoods schooling of his day, he acquired by reading and observation, extensive learning. For many years Gov. Rabun served Hancock County in both houses of the Legislature. As President of the Senate in 1817, he became Governor upon the resignation of Gov. David B. Mitchell. He died while in office, Oct. 24, 1819. Rabun County, Ga., is named for Governor Rabun.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 322010 N 3694555|
|Decimal Degrees||33.37553333, -82.91335000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 22.532', W 82° 54.801'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 22' 31.92" N, 82° 54' 48.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 209 Monument Rd, Sparta GA 31087, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.