Thomas P. Carnes

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Thomas Petters Carnes (born in Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland 1762 – died Milledgeville, GA, May 5, 1822) served as a colonel in the Maryland Line during the American Revolution and received bounty land in Franklin County, GA for his service. He was an American lawyer and politician from Franklin County, Georgia, he served in the Georgia House of Representatives at Milledgeville, Georgia, as a state court judge, and represented Georgia in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 until 1795. Carnesville, Georgia is his namesake.[1] Although he considered Athens, Clarke County (created from Franklin County) his home, he died in Milledgeville, Georgia while there and is buried at Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville.


  1. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 34. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Milledge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Succeeded by
John Milledge