- Source: Ed Jackson
- Marker: Gordon County
- Location: Gordon County Courthouse, Calhoun
This county was named for William Washington
Gordon, of Savannah (1796-1842). The first
Georgian to graduate at West Point, he entered
the practice of law and was a pioneer in the
railroad field in this State.
He was the founder and first President of
the Central Railroad and Banking Company, now
the Central of Georgia System.
Gordon county was created by act of the
Georgia Legislature Feb. 13, 1850. Area 375
square miles. 1950 population 18,957.
064-14 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953