04 Jan Fayette County Commissioners Created
August 23, 1872
Fayette County Commissioners Created
On August 23, 1872, the Georgia legislature approved an act t Create a Board of Commissioners of Roads and Revenue in the County of Fayette and to define their powers. This act abolished the three-man Justices of the Inferior Court which had previously served as the governing body of Fayette County. The five new commissioners were J. P. Shropshire, William Mathews, J. J. Gilbert, W. P. Redwine and John I. Whitaker. The term of the commissioners was set at two years. Except for H. P. Redwine all the above men had served previously as Justices of the Inferior Court for the county. W. P. Redwine later served as the first mayor of Fayetteville.
Sources: Rootsweb.com (misc. Legislative Acts affecting Fayette County)
By John Lynch