←William Jonathan Northen, Governor of Georgia from 1890 to 1894, lived in this house. Born in Jones County, July 9, 1835 of Scotch ancestry, Governor Northen graduated from Mercer University. He taught for many years at Mt. Zion School in Hancock Co. When he became a candidate for Governor, it was said, "Every man in Georgia had gone to school to him or with him." They all rallied round and elected him overwhelmingly. One of the most prosperous and advanced farmers in the State, he was influential in farm organizations and a member of the house and senate. He died March 25, 1913.
|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||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 313188 N 3693151|
|Decimal Degrees||33.36138333, -83.00785000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 21.683', W 83° 0.471'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 21' 40.98" N, 83° 0' 28.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6798 Fairmont Rd, Sparta GA 31087, US|
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