The Great Seal of Georgia

The Great Seal of Georgia (HMOA7)

Location: Milledgeville, GA 31061 Baldwin County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 4.868', W 83° 13.743'

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When Federal troops entered Milledgeville in November, 1864, Georgia Secretary of State Nathan C. Barnett hid the Great Seal under a house and the legislative minutes in a pig pen 30 yards east of this point. Later they were returned to the Statehouse.

Again in 1868 Governor Charles J. Jenkins (Governor, 1865-1868) removed the Great Seal to thwart state fund payments which had been ordered by the United States military authority which inaugurated Georgia's carpetbag regime. Federal General George Meade replaced Governor Jenkins with United States General Thomas H. Ruger of Wisconsin (who served only part of the year 1868), the last of the Milledgeville governors. With the return of home rule in 1872 the Great Seal was returned to the new capitol in Atlanta.
HM NumberHMOA7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number005-20
Year Placed1960
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:26pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 291940 N 3662491
Decimal Degrees33.08113333, -83.22905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 4.868', W 83° 13.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 4' 52.08" N, 83° 13' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)478, 706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 N Wilkinson St, Milledgeville GA 31061, US
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