“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)


Hermitage Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 3, 2006
1. Hermitage Marker
Inscription. Home of Joseph Watters (1792 - 1866), pioneer settler in Floyd County; an admirer of Andrew Jackson, he named it 'Hermitage.' A settlement of that name is 1mi. S. E.

May 17, 18, 1864: Brig. Gen. K. Garrard's (2d) div. of Elliott's Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland (US), moved down this road from near Calhoun to strike the Rome R.R. west of Kingston.

Operating on the right wing of McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (US), Garrard turned S.E. here & reached Barnsley's ~ noon, May 18, in advance of McPherson's troops which had turned E. at McGuire's, 3mi. N.E.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 19.868′ N, 85° 4.625′ W. Marker is near Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Calhoun Highway NE (Georgia Route 53) and Old Calhoun Road NE, on the left when traveling south on Calhoun Highway NE. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Berry GA 30149, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barnsley’s (approx. 5.9 miles away); Farmer’s Bridge Armuchee Creek
Hermitage Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 3, 2006
2. Hermitage Home and Marker
(approx. 6.1 miles away); Chieftains (approx. 6.5 miles away); Major Ridge (approx. 6.5 miles away); Berry College (approx. 6.8 miles away); Martha Berry’s Birthplace (approx. 6.9 miles away); Original Cabin (approx. 7 miles away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
Additional comments.
1. slavery
My great grandmother was held as a slave on this plantation. I have heard the stories from my mother who remembers stories told by her father, my grandfather. I look at this house and wonder of the pain it held.
    — Submitted January 21, 2011, by Beverly Boone Meek of Durham, North Carolina.

Categories. Antebellum South, USSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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