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Hancock County Historical Markers

Gov. Charles James McDonald


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Gov. Charles James McDonald
  • Location: Ga 22 at Devereux, about 8 miles SW of Sparta

GOV. CHARLES JAMES MCDONALD <–4.2 mi. —

In this area stood the home of Charles James McDonald, elected Governor of Georgia in 1839 and 1841. “Fearless and guided by practical wisdom and integrity,” he was Solicitor-General of the Flint Circuit. Judge of the Superior Court, State Representative, State Senator, Governor and Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Born in Charleston, S.C., July 9, 1793, Gov. McDonald in early infancy with his parents moved to Hancock County, Ga. He was a graduate of Columbia College, S.C. Gov. McDonald died December 16, 1860.

070-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955