Near LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McPherson's troops reached Villanow at noon & continued E. to Snake Creek Gap - a surprise move to outflank Johnston's forces at Dalton. The seizure of Snake Cr. Gap was effected while Geary's Div. (20th A.C.) (US) attacked Dug Gap.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 40.435′ N, 85° 6.886′ W. Marker is near LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 136 and Georgia Route 201, on the left when traveling east on State Route 136. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11825 East Highway 136, La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker McPherson’s Army at Snake Creek Gap (approx. 0.3 miles away); Geary's Division to Dug Gap (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Armuchee Valley (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ship's Gap (approx. 4.4 miles away); William Little House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Twentieth Corps in Dogwood Valley (approx. 5.2 miles away); "Callaway Place" - 1814. (approx. 5.2 miles away); Snake Creek Gap (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LaFayette.
Also see . . . They built the history of Villanow - Joseph Cavender.
1. Joseph Warren Cavender's birth date.
My Greatgrandfather -- Joseph Warren Cavender -- was born in the year of 1845. This means that estimates that he built the Villanow Country Store in the year of 1847 is obviously incorrect.
It is my belief, after interviewing many local folks familiar with the history of Villanow and the Cavender Country Store, that there must have been another previous store near the location of today's Villanow Country Store (now closed), which would be the one visited by the Union Troops, instead.
It would have been a number of years after Joseph Warren Cavender's service in the Civil War, when he returned to Villanow and used the earnings from helping restore the area of the Battle of Chickamauga as an employee of the United States Government that he began to build his two-story brick Villanow Country Store.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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