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Hancock County Historical Markers

Hancock County


  • Source: Keith Hair
  • Marker: Hancock County
  • Location: Hancock County Courthouse, Sparta

HANCOCK COUNTY

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