- Source: Ed Jackson
- Marker: Houston County
- Location: Houston County Courthouse, Perry
This County, created by Acts of the Legis- lature May 15 & December 24, 1821, is named for John Houston, Governor in 1778 & 1784, who served in the Continental Congress in 1775 & '76. In 1774 he called the first meeting of the Sons of Liberty and served as Chairman. As Governor he invaded East Florida with Maj. Gen. Robert Howe in an un- successful attempt to take St. Augustine from The British. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Edmund C. Beard, Clerk of Su- perior Court Alexander McCarty, Clerk of Inferior Court Lawson I. Keener, Coroner Henry Audulph and Surveyor Simon Harrell.
076-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954