2018-10-10 / Community

Early County Is 200 Years Old

On the 15th day of December in the year 1818, Early County was created by the Georgia state government. A 60 mile square was surveyed in the southwest corner of Georgia, bound on the west by the Chattahoochee River, south by Florida, east by Irwin County, and Lee County on the north border.

Today Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, part of Dougherty, Clay and Thomas, were created from the original Early County.

We celebrate the 200 years of Early County and the revolutionary veterans that resided in the original county.

On November 10 at 10: 00 a. m. ( EST), a veteran’s monument will be unveiled at the Blakely City Cemetery in Blakely honoring 24 patriots of the American Revolution. They are as follows: Henry Hutto, Jacob Sutton, Patrick Calhoun, Jr., Joel Darcey, Thomas Fain, George G. Gaines, Reddick Ganey, Jacob Harrell, William Kemp, Isaac Lester, Philip Pittman, Zoath Spooner, James W. Alexander, Josiah Baggett, Clark Blanford, Jesse Brown, Zacheriah Cowart, William Nevis, Simon Hadley, William Hawthorn, Joseph E. Singletary, George Roddenberry, William Sweatman, and Ansell Ferrell (ga/fl).

This dedication monument is unique and is the desire of the

Joel Early Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution to bring the long deserved recognition to the men that helped to settle and develop this area that we all enjoy and call home.

We ask that everyone come and support patriotism and these veterans.

For more information, you can contact: Steve Peace (president of Joel Early Chapter) 229-308- 0055.

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