Governor Mathews' Homesite

Governor Mathews' Homesite (HMOU4)

Location: Carlton, GA 30627 Oglethorpe County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 59.175', W 82° 53.552'

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George Mathews born in Va. in 1739, of Irish descent, lived in this area then known as "Goose Pond" from 1785. His home since burned. He won distinction fighting Indians in the N.W. Ter. and in 1775 became a Col. serving under Washington at Brandywine & Germantown. He came to Oglethorpe Co. in 1785 and after but one years residence was elected both Governor and Congressman. Re-elected in 1793 he signed the "Yazoo Act." In 1811 he was appointed by Pres. Madison U.S. Commissioner to negotiate the annexation of Florida. He died in Augusta Aug. 30, 1812 & is buried there.
HM NumberHMOU4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number109-2
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 325188 N 3762245
Decimal Degrees33.98625000, -82.89253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.175', W 82° 53.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 10.50" N, 82° 53' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3430 Elberton Rd, Carlton GA 30627, US
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