Historic Markers Across Georgia

Treutlen County

Marker ID: GHM 140-3
Location: Courthouse in Soperton
County: Treutlen
Coordinates: N 32° 22.627    W 082° 35.589
  32.37710895    -82.59314206
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7V2J
Treutlen County Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Treutlen County was created by Act of Aug. 21, 1917 from Emanuel and Montgomery Counties. It was named for Gov. John Adam Treutlen (1726- 1782), `one of the foremost revolutionists.` Elected Governor over Button Gwwinnett in 1777, he was declared a `rebel governor` by the roayl government and is believed to have been murdered by Tories in Orangeburg, S.C. First officers of Treutlen County, commissioned Dec. 9, 1918, were M.B. Ware, Sheriff; N.L. Gillis, Ordinary; J.F. Mullis, Clk. Sup. Ct.; J.E. Dukes, Surveyor; A. Gillis, TReasurer; B.X. Watkins, Coroner; R.E. Ward, Sr., School Supt.

GHM 140-3 Georgia Historical Commission

Treutlen County Courthouse
Treutlen County
Photo by Ken Moser