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Early County Historical Markers

Early County


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Early County
  • Location: Early County Courthouse, Blakely

EARLY COUNTY

Early County, an original county, was created

by Act of Dec. 15, 1818, from Creek Cession

of Aug. 9, 1814. At first it contained Decatur,

Seminole, Baker, Mitchell, Calhoun, Miller

Dougherty and parts of Clay, Grady, and

Thomas Counties. It was named for Peter Early

(1773-1817), judge, state senator, Governor,

Congressman. First County Officers, commis-

sioned May 18, 1820, were: Thomas Taylor, Clk.

Sup. Ct.; Otheniel Weaver, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Charles

Thigpen, Sur.; Mark Cole, Cor.; John Dill, Tax

Rec.; Jefferson Nichols, Tax Col. John Brockman

became Sheriff in July, 1820.

049-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956