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Gordon County Historical Markers

Gordon County


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Gordon County
  • Location: Gordon County Courthouse, Calhoun

GORDON COUNTY

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