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Election for Courthouse Move, 1912

From The Murray News
Spring Place, Ga.
Aug., 1912


On September 30th an election will be held in this county for the removal of the county site from Spring Place to Chatsworth. The sentiments seems to be very strong for Chatsworth, as the petition shows nearly 1250 signers most all who favor Chatsworth.

The people of the county have begun to realize that they need a market center, better railroad rates, better passenger accommodations, a place where they can market their products, a place where they can purchase their own supplies without going out of this county, and they believe this can be done by the removal of the court house to the railroad, and it is further believed that the tax rate would not be raised by the enhancement in the valuation of the taxable property and influx of capital from the outside would pay all tax necessary for the building of the new court house to say nothing of the benefits arrived to the farmers. The market, there by keeping the money at home and building up home industries.

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