Butts County, GA

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Butts County was formed from Henry and Monroe Counties on December 24, 1825. It was Georgia's 70th county. It was named after a Georgia Militia member who was killed in battle against the Creek Indians during the War of 1812, Capt. Samule Butts. The county seat is Jackson and was named in honor of Andrew Jackson.

Butts county is one of Georgia's most historic counties and it is only fitting and proper that this county should be named for one of the most courageous men of the time, Captain Samuel Butts, great soldier and fighter for rights of man that they might live in peace. Most people think of Indian Springs when Butts is mentioned for these famous Springs are in Butts County. Others perhaps think of the historic old home of Robert Grier which stood on the very spot where the First National Bank of Jackson stands today. Jackson, too, comes to our mind when Butts County is mentioned for it is the county seat and was incorporated back in 1826 and named for Governor James Jackson who served Georgia in that capacity from January 12, 1798 to March 3, 1801. Two famous treaties were signed at Indian Springs, the results of which caused McIntosh to be murdered and Georgia to receive all of the land within the borders of her State once owned by the Creeks. One of the treaties was signed on January 8, 1821 and the other February 12, 1825. The Creeks received $400,000 and acre for acre of land west of the Mississippi River. Many Georgians have visited the Wigwam Hotel, which burned at Indian Springs in 1921; many of us have seen the Old Mill built in 1873; the Varner House which was used as early as 1821 as a hotel; the story of the Alberta Mill has been told to us many times upon our visits Indian Springs; the Old Collier House and many other points of interest. Today, thanks to our citizens of Butts County, this area is known as Indian Springs State Park with thousands of lovely trees, stone buildings, drives, walks, is indeed a place of beauty. Appropriate markers may be seen. Thanks for all of this must go to those citizens of Butts County who back in 1933 gave Georgia 122 acres of land around the Springs for the present State Park. The Indian knew the Springs as health-giving and we today feel the same about them. But tourists, summer visitors from near and far, visit annually this spot of beauty in Butts County which County is surrounded by the following other counties; Henry, Newton, Jasper, Monroe, Lamar and Spalding. The Court House at Jackson houses the earliest marriage register and Will book. This courthouse was built in 1898 and there were two courthouses prior to this present one according to Mrs. J. E. Lane, who served as Official County Historian until her death, her history being unfinished. ~ Georgia Society of Historical Research


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