- Source: Keith Hair
- Marker: Hancock County
- Location: Hancock County Courthouse, Sparta
Hancock County, created by Act of Dec. 17,
1793, was named for John Hancock of Mass.,
President of Continental Congress and the first
man to sign the Declaration of Independence.
It has been the home of 4 Governors of Ga.–
William Rabun, Charles James McDonald, William
Jonathan Northen, Nathaniel Edwin Harris.
Among the first officers of Hancock County
were: Thomas Lamar, Sheriff; William Pentecost,
Clerk Inferior Court; Henry Graybill, Clerk
Superior Court; Daniel Conner, Coroner; John
Ragan, Surveyor; David Adams, Tax Collector;
Samuel Goode and Richard Bonner, Tax Receivers.
070-3 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1992