>>>>—- 8 mi. —->"The Point," where early settlers crossed into Georgia, is eight miles east of here. As soon as this area was ceded, Governor Wright opened a post at the confluence of the Broad and Savannah Rivers, known as Fort James. "The Point" became the gateway for settlers from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina who registered there and secured their tracts of land. A land court at Dartmouth, which grew up around the fort, was held from September 1773 through June 1775 to open this section. In 1777 all this ceded land was, by the State Constitution, created into Wilkes County.
|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||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 347476 N 3770242|
|Decimal Degrees||34.06181667, -82.65273333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 3.709', W 82° 39.164'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 3' 42.54" N, 82° 39' 9.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3557 Calhoun Falls Hwy, Elberton GA 30635, US|
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