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Candler County Historical Markers

Candler County


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Candler County
  • Location: Candler County Courthouse, Metter

CANDLER COUNTY

Candler County was created by an Act of the

Georgia Legislature July 17, 1914,out of

portions of Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall

Counties, and named for Gov. Allen D. Candler

(1834-1910). Gov. Candler is famed for the

preservation of Colonial and Confederate

records and being the first compiler of

State records. Among the first officers of

Candler County were Ordinary George R.

Trapnell, Sheriff Charles M. Harpen, Superior

Court Clerk Joshua Everett, Tax Receiver

O.L. Patterson, Tax Collector G.B. Hendricks,

Surveyor J.D. McLean, Coroner T.D. Joiner

and Treasurer Morgan Holloway.

021-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956