Historical Markers

Bulloch County

Location: North Main Street at Courtland Street,
Courthouse Square, Statesboro

County: Bulloch

Coordinates: 32.449452, -81.783298

Dedicated: 1956, Re-dedicated:

Marker Type: Georgia Historical Commission

MARKER TEXT

BULLOCH COUNTY

Bulloch County was created by Act. of Feb. 8, 1776 from Bryan and Screven Counties. Originally, it contained part of Evans, Candler, Emanuel and Jenkins Counties. It was named for Archibald Bulloch (1730-1777), Revolutionary leader, elected Pres. of the Executive Council of Georgia, Jan. 20, 1776. He was first Provisional Governor of Georgia, Jan. 22, 1776 until his death, Feb. 22, 1777.

First Count officers, commissioned March 25, 1796, were: Charles McCall, Jr., Sheriff; Andrew E. Wells, Clerk Sup. Ct.; George Elliott, Clerk Inf. Ct.; Francis Wells, Register of Probate; James Bird, Surveyor; Garrott Williams, Coroner.


016-2B     GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION     1956

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