Inscription. Atlanta’s first City Hall stood here 1853-1883. Used jointly by Fulton county courts.
By David Seibert, October 22, 2010
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During Atlanta’s occupation -- Sept. to Nov. 1864 -- the 2nd Mass. Regiment, [US] constituting the Provost Guard of Sherman’s army, camped in a park on this site.
From here, Sept. 6, 1864, went notice to the civilian population of Atlanta to assemble for registration and evacuation.
Present State Capitol begun 1884; completed 1889. Commissioners turned back $118.43 of a $1,000,000 building appropriation.
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-2.)
Location. 33° 44.988′ N, 84° 23.31′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street SW and Martin Luther King Jr Drive, on the left when traveling south on Washington Street SW. Click for map. The marker stands on the northwest corner of the State Capitol Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30303, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immaculate Conception Church (about 500 feet away, in a direct line); The March to the Sea (about 500 feet away); The Burning and Destruction of Atlanta (about 600 feet away); Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (about 700 feet away); Fulton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eternal Flame Of The Confederacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Winecoff Fire (approx. half a mile away); Thrasherville (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 170 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on April 20, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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