>>>— 1 mi. —>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.
|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||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 325188 N 3762245|
|Decimal Degrees||33.98625000, -82.89253333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 59.175', W 82° 53.552'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 59' 10.50" N, 82° 53' 33.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3430 Elberton Rd, Carlton GA 30627, US|
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