Ruckersville, Georgia

Ruckersville is an unincorporated community in Elbert County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1]

HistoryEdit

Ruckersville was founded in the 1773, and named after Ruckersville, Virginia.[2] The pioneering Rucker family maintained the Rucker House at the site, which still stands today.[3]

A post office called Ruckersville was established in 1823, and remained in operation until 1901.[4] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Ruckersville as a town in 1822.[5] The town's municipal charter was repealed in 1995.[2]

Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857–1916), an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was born in Ruckersville.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ruckersville, Georgia
  2. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 194. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ "Elbert County". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ Knight, Lucian Lamar (1917). A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians. Lewis publishing Company. p. 439.

Coordinates: 34°09′53″N 82°47′17″W / 34.16472°N 82.78806°W / 34.16472; -82.78806