Baker County - GHS 004-1
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 31° 18.871 W 084° 20.130
16R E 753572 N 3467525
Quick Description: A county marker in front of the courthouse at Court Ave and Main St in Newton.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2015 8:47:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMNPYK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 12 & 24, 1825, is named for Col. John Baker of Revolutionary fame. The original County Site was at Byron but an Act of Dec. 26, 1831, established a new Site which was named Newton for Sgt. John Newton, a Revolutionary soldier. One of the hardest battles of the Creek Indian War was fought in Baker County at Chickasawhachee Creek in 1836. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Stafford Long, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts Thomas F. Whittington, Coroner John Gillion and Surveyor Jno. C. Neil.
Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: 004-1

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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