Colquitt County

Colquitt County (HMQWB)

Location: Moultrie, GA 31768 Colquitt County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 10.778', W 83° 47.319'

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This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 25, 1856, is named for Hon. Walter T. Colquitt who had recently died. A famous lawyer and Methodist preacher, he served in Congress in 1839-40 and 1842-43, and in the Senate from 1843 to ?48. "As an advocate Judge Colquitt stood alone in Georgia." Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Jacob F. Reichert, Clerk of Superior Court William McLeod, Ordinary Hardy Chastain, Tax Receiver John A. Alderman, Tax Collector Job Turner, Coroner Elijah Tillman and Surveyor Amos Turner.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number035-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 234229 N 3452860
Decimal Degrees31.17963333, -83.78865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 10.778', W 83° 47.319'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 10' 46.68" N, 83° 47' 19.14" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 S Main St, Moultrie GA 31768, US
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