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Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Memorial Day

 
 
Confederate Memorial Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
1. Confederate Memorial Day Marker
Inscription. First Decoration, or Memorial Day, was observed in Kingston in late April of 1865, and has been a continuous observance here since that day, the only such record held by any community in this Nation. The first Memorial, or Decoration Day, was observed while Federals still occupied this town, flowers being placed on both Confederate and Federal graves that day. Much credit is due the Dardens and other patriotic citizens of this town for their untiring efforts to keep alive memories of the gallant Confederates - greatest fighting men of all time.
 
Erected 1956. (Marker Number 008-39.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.198′ N, 84° 56.735′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of East Railroad Street and Shaw Street, on the left when traveling west on East Railroad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rome Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Andrews Raiders at Kingston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
Confederate Memorial Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
2. Confederate Memorial Day Marker
The marker is at the site of the (destroyed) Kingston railroad station.
line); Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (about 500 feet away); Sherman’s March to the Sea (about 500 feet away); Kingston Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis (about 600 feet away); Surrender of Confederate Troops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hardee's Corps at Kingston (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingston.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,904 times since then and 14 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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