Reese Home

Reese Home (HMN02)

Location: Monticello, GA 31064 Jasper County
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N 33° 18.183', W 83° 40.783'

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Here lived Dr. David Addison Reese, born in Mecklenberg County, N. C., son of a Revolutionary soldier and grandson of a signer of the Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence. When a young man Dr. Reese moved to Monticello and married Mary Gaines Merriweather. He represented Jasper County in the State senate for a number of consecutive terms and was a trustee of the University of Georgia for almost 25 years. In 1831, President Andrew Jackson appointed him Commissioner to treat with the Cherokee Indians. In politics a Whig, he succeeded Alexander H. Stephens as Congressman in 1853. During the War Between the States he moved to Russell County, Alabama, and died there at the age of 78.

Site of the Firstt County Court
When Randolph County, now Jasper County, was separated from Baldwin County, Dec. 10, 1807, the Legislature ruled that all courts and other public business in the new county be transacted at the home of John Towns. The historic Towns Home stood on this land lot, to the rear of the Reese house.
HM NumberHMN02
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number079-8
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 250494 N 3688088
Decimal Degrees33.30305000, -83.67971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 18.183', W 83° 40.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 18' 10.98" N, 83° 40' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)706, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 519 Eatonton St, Monticello GA 31064, US
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