Historic Markers Across Georgia

Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert

Marker ID: GHM 079-11
Location: Ga 16 at Murder Creek between Monticello and Eatonton
County: Jasper
Coordinates: N 33° 18.624    W 083° 33.39
  33.3103981    -83.5565033
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Alfred Cuthbert (1785 - 1856) was born in Savannah, the son of Colonel Seth John Cuthbert, brother of Congressman John Cuthbert, grandson of Revolutionary patriot Joseph Clay. A colonel of volunteer infantry, Alfred Cuthbert, after serving both Houses of the Georgia Legislature and in Congress for several terms, was a United States Senator from 1835 to 1843. He succeeded John Forsyth who was named Secretary of State by President Andrew Jackson. This house, built in the early 1800´s, was Senator Cuthbert´s home for a number of years. He died here and is buried in Summerville Cemetery in Augusta.

GHM 079-11 Georgia Historical Commission 1959