Civil War Records
Jeff Davis Co.
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Montgomery County, Georgia
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Montgomery County, Ga.
Montgomery County, the 18th
county formed in Georgia, was created Dec. 19, 1793 out of
Washington County and at different times contained all or parts of
land now contained in Wheeler, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Emanuel
and Dodge Counties. It was named for Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery
(1736 - 1775) "an early martyr to the call of liberty". Commanding
an expedition to Canada in 1775, he was killed at the Siege of
The county has six incorporated
municipalities: Ailey, Alston, Higgston, Mount Vernon, Tarrytown and
Uvalda. Mount Vernon is the largest and the county seat. The
Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers join to form the Altamaha River at the
county's southern border. Mount Vernon is home to Brewton-Parker
College, a four-year Baptist
college with an enrollment of over 2,000. Almost 53% of the county's
land is in farms. Only 20 Georgia counties have a larger proportion
of land area dedicated to farming.
The City of Uvalda hosts an "Old
Time Farm Festival" every August. Over 25,000 people attended in
First County officers,
commissioned Feb. 17, 1794 were: March McKessak, sheriff; Thos.
Pugh, clk. Inf. Ct.; Jonathan Eammons, clk Sup. Ct. ;Nathan Holly,
Cor.; Wm. Canthorn, Reg. of Probate; Willis Wood, Scr.
(Parts Taken from Historical Marker 103-4
1956 Georgia Historical Commission)
General Richard Montgomery
General Richard Montgomery, born in
Ireland December 2, 1736, became a citizen of New York, and,
although a trained officer of the English Army, threw in his
influence and service in the provincial affairs of America. On the
opening of the Revolution he was made a general and ordered to march
against Canada. He was successful at Chambly and Montreal, and in
sole command of the attack against Quebec. But in his eagerness to
be at the head of his men he was mortally wounded. Congress, in
1776, erected a monument to his memory, but the greatest memorial
honor is that seventeen States have
perpetuated his name by attaching it to as
many counties, and almost as many cities.
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