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Clinch County Historical Markers

Clinch Court House


  • Source: Keith Hair
  • Marker: Clinch Court House
  • Location: Clinch County Courthouse, Homerville

CLINCH COURT HOUSE

Clinch County was created by an Act of the

Legislature approved Feb. 14, 1850 out of lands

formerly in Lowndes and Ware Counties and

was named for General Duncan L. Clinch, a hero

of the War of 1812 and the Indian wars.

At the first election held in April, 1850, J.C.

Kirkland was elected clerk of the Superior and

Inferior Courts; Charles Cowart, sheriff;

Benjamin Cornelius, tax receiver; Ezekiel J.

Sirmans, tax collector, David J. Blackburn, survey-

or; Joseph L. Rogers, coroner; David Johnson,

Hiram Sears and Manning Smith, justices of

the Inferior Court.

032-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953