Inscription. Established by Act of the General Assembly Oct. 13, 1885; site selected Oct. 20, 1886.
By Kurt Luther, January 10, 2007
|1. Georgia Institute of Technology Marker|
Administration Building erected, 1887.
First session, Oct. 7, 1888.
In July, August, 1864, this site was occupied by one of a series of forts connected by rifle-pits which 12 mi. in extent, encircled Atlanta. During siege operations the city was defended by Gen. Hood’s Army of Tennessee.
Opposing this sector were the 4th and 20th Corps of the Federal Army of the Cumberland posted in the area between 10th and 14th Sts. The siege began July 22d and ended August 25.
Erected 1994. (Marker Number 060-99B.)
Location. 33° 46.348′ N, 84° 23.726′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Cherry Street 0.1 miles west of North Avenue. Click for map. It is in front of Tech Tower. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 North Avenue NW, Atlanta GA 30344, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore Block (approx. half a mile away); The Georgian Terrace Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Academy of Medicine (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Captain Overton W. Barret’s battery of Missouri. (approx. 0.7 miles away); James J. Andrews (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Surrender of Atlanta (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . . Georgia Tech - History & Traditions. (Submitted on October 24, 2007.)
Additional keywords. Georgia Tech; General John Bell Hood, CSA
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kurt Luther of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then. Last updated on February 3, 2009, by Kurt Luther of Atlanta, Georgia. Photo 1. submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kurt Luther of Atlanta, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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