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Old 12-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #211
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I will have to rework this I guess, nothing was changed and it was working shortly after I posted.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:08 PM   #212
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I will have to rework this I guess, nothing was changed and it was working shortly after I posted.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #213
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ok it should be fixed, thanks Jub Jub!

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Old 12-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #214
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ok it should be fixed, thanks Jub Jub!

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Looks good! Thanks for grabbing them!
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #215
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Updated map. Up to 117!
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:35 AM   #216
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Thru NGA tag is next to an empty spot on the map.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:18 PM   #217
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picked up a few today....

well - 508 miles today - picked up the GATOR along with County courthouses in Banks, Stephens,Franklin, Hart and Madison county. As soon as i get a chance tomorrow or Sunday i'll get them posted.

The GATOR is going south..... i mean really south......if the rain doesn't get in my way.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #218
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Screven County

Screven County Courthouse, one of the State's most unattractive, imho, located in Sylvania, GA. No historical marker was observed in this immediate area.

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It should look like this:

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A shame really.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #219
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Screven County Courthouse, one of the State's most unattractive, imho, located in Sylvania, GA. No historical marker was observed in this immediate area.

[IMG] photo GEDC2734_zps45716b71.jpg[/IMG]

It should look like this:

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A shame really.
Yeah, that is pretty plane Jane. The old one looked nice though. Time marches on.

Thanks for the grab!
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:19 AM   #220
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Stephens County, Toccoa GA







Stephens County's first courthouse was completed in 1908. That structure is still in use, but a new courthouse across the street from the original opened in May 2000.


Stephens County was created from Habersham and Franklin counties on Aug. 18, 1905, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1905, p. 58).

Georgia's 143rd county was named for one of Georgia's most famous politicans, Alexander Stephens.

The legislation creating Stephens County designated Toccoa as county seat. Toccoa began as a settlement named Dry Pond.In the early 1870s, it became a railway station for the Air-Line Railroad between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. In 1874, the superior court of Habersham County incorporated Toccoa. On Feb. 26, 1875, the General Assembly confirmed Toccoa's incorporation (Ga. Laws 1875, p. 189). Toccoa was named for nearby Toccoa Falls, which may derive from a Cherokee word for "beautiful."
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:23 AM   #221
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Banks County, Homer GA

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The legislation creating Banks County provided that New Lebanon serve as temporary county seat until the justices of the inferior court could designate a permanent site and build a courthouse. Where court met in New Lebanon is not known. Subsequently, the justices selected Homer as county seat. Work began on a new courthouse in 1860, but the outbreak of the Civil War delayed completion of the building until 1863. By the 1980s, the original courthouse was still in use but badly in need of repair. Also, county government had grown too large for the small building, so county officials directed that a new courthouse be built on the block behind the original courthouse. This modern facility was completed in 1987.

Banks County was created by an act of the General Assembly signed by Gov. Joseph E. Brown on Dec 11, 1858 (Ga. Laws 1858, p. 30). According to that legislation, the county was to be laid out from portions of Franklin and Habersham counties on Feb. 1, 1859, with county officers elected the next month. Georgia's 129th county was named for Dr. Richard Banks, a noted Gainesville physician and surgeon who died three years earlier.

The legislation creating Banks County directed the justices of the county's first inferior court to select a site for location of the county seat and to arrange for building a courthouse and other public buildings. Until this was completed, the act designated New Lebanon as the site for holding court and conducting county business. Subsequently, the inferior court designated the settlement of Homer as county seat, and in Dec. 1859 the General Assembly incorporated the town of Homer. The origin of the town's name is not clear, though Kenneth Krakow attributes the name to an early settler by the name of Homer Jackson.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:25 AM   #222
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Franklin County, Carnesville GA







At the time of its creation in 1784, Franklin County was a large wilderness, with the northern border bordering Cherokee lands. An act of Feb. 22, 1785 provided that superior court for the new county initially be held at the house of Warren Philpot. An act of Feb. 10, 1787 changed the meeting pl.ace to the house of Benjamin Acles. On Feb. 1, 1788, the legislature appointed commissioners to select a site for the county seat and authorized them to spend up to 250 to build a courthouse and jail. New commissioners were named in 1791, and again in 1792. The next year, Franklin County's first courthouse was completed. In 1826, the General Assembly authorized a local tax to fund construction of a new courthouse, which was completed in 1826 or 1827. That building was used until the present two-story brick courthouse was constructed in 1906. The courthouse was remodeled in 1958, and the interior was renovated in 1998.

Franklin and Washington counties were created on Feb. 25, 1784 by an act of the General Assembly (Mar. & Cr., p. 330). They were the first new counties established in Georgia after the Revolutionary War and were fashioned from lands ceded by the Cherokees and Creeks in the Treaties of Augusta in 1783.

Named for Benjamin Franklin, Georgia's 9th county consisted of all ceded lands north of Cherokee Corner on the eastern tip of today's Clarke County -- an area that includes all of today's Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, and Stephens counties, plus portions of Habersham, Hart, Hall, Gwinnett, and Madison counties. Though the Georgia Land Office began granting headright and bounty land grants in the new county, it was several years before the county had enough inhabitants to organize a county government.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:33 AM   #223
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Hart County, Hartwell GA

Got you beat on the least attractive courthouse.....1971 design at its worst. Of course the originals burnt down twice....







Hart County's first courthouse was a two-story, wooden structure built in 1854. On Mar. 6, 1856, the legislature authorized Hart County to levy a special tax to fund construction of a new courthouse in Hartwell (Ga. Laws 1855-56, p. 541). The new courthouse was used until 1900, when it was destroyed by fire. A third courthouse was built in 1902 and served until it burned in 1967. The present courthouse was completed in 1971.

Named for Nancy Hart.

The story that gained Nancy Hart the status of heroine centers around five Tories entering the Hart cabin when her husband was away. At that time, the Tories were requiring settlers to sign an Oath of Allegiance to the King of England and one of Nancy's neighbors, John Dooly, had refused to sign and was shot dead in front of his family. Nancy was in the house with one of her daughters when the soldiers came and told her about Dooly.
They demanded food, so Nancy not only prepared for them but furnished them whiskey. . .the soldiers relaxed and propped their muskets in a corner of the cabin. Nancy started shoving the muskets out through a chink in the wall but one of the men saw her and jumped up from the table. With musket in hand, Nancy warned she would shoot the first man who moved toward her. One did, and she shot him. Her daughter, Sukey, handed her a fresh musket and another Tory fell. Nancy held the rest of the soldiers at gunpoint until her husband and other men returned to the cabin. The remaining Tories were hanged from a nearby red oak tree. News of Nancy's feat spread and thus began her legend. Some 150 years later, when a railroad was being placed in the area, five skulls were found near the place called Tory Pond.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:37 AM   #224
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Madison County's present courthouse -- the fourth in the county's history -- was constructed in 1996-97. It replaced the old courthouse [see photo], which still stands on the downtown courthouse square. The previous structure, built in 1901, replaced a frame courthouse, which in turn replaced an earlier wooden courthouse--all three built on the same site. Eventually, the old courthouse proved too small for county government needs, forcing the county to rent office space in downtown Danielsville. In the mid-1990s, the county commission decided to use the former Danielsville Elementary School two blocks away as the core of a new and much larger county courthouse/government complex. The old school underwent a substantial renovation in 1996, with the actual courtroom and judicial offices part of a new addition to the old school in 1997-- all within a newly designed exterior. The result was essentially a new courthouse, although its official title is "Madison County Government Complex."

No new counties have been created from Madison County, but between 1813 and 1877 the legislature made numerous transfers of land between Madison and neighboring counties.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:36 AM   #225
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Thanks TSimmons! You got a nice haul there! Looks like you logged a lot of seat time between the tags and courthouses this trip.
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