Gordon County Courthouse

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Located at the Gordon County Courthouse, Calhoun, Georgia

GORDON COUNTY

This county was named for William Washington

Gordon, of Savannah (1796-1842). The first

Georgian to graduate at West Point, he entered

the practice of law and was a pioneer in the

railroad field in this State.

He was the founder and first President of

the Central Railroad and Banking Company, now

the Central of Georgia System.

Gordon county was created by act of the

Georgia Legislature Feb. 13, 1850. Area 375

square miles. 1950 population 18,957.

 

064-14 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953
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Photo taken by Beth Shaw, GAGenWeb Gordon County Coordinator

 

 

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