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LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chattooga Academy

1836

 
 
Chattooga Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
1. Chattooga Academy Marker
Inscription. National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected 1980 by William Marsh Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 42.517′ N, 85° 16.883′ W. Marker is in LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 27) and Margaret Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 North Main Street, La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Our Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of LaFayette (within shouting distance of this marker); The Army of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); John B. Gordon Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); General LaFayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Army of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Marsh-Warthen House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in LaFayette.
 
Regarding Chattooga Academy.
Chattooga Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 18, 2008
2. Chattooga Academy Marker
The Walker County Confederate Monument and the Chattooga Academy, now known as John B. Gordon Hall, are visible.
The Chattooga Academy served as Confederate General Braxton Bragg's Headquarters during September, 1863, while he planned the Battle of Chickamauga. A complete history of the building is at http://www.lafayettegadowntown.com/pages/History%20Pages/Chattoga%20Academy.htm
 
Additional comments.
1.
I am just now getting around to posting the pictures and markers that I visited in Lafayette, Georgia back in August of 2014. In doing so, I noticed that there is a marker that was posted, the DAR marker for the Chattooga Academy, that I did not notice, or take pictures of during my visit. This marker was originally posted in 2008, and upon comparing and contrasting the pictures that I took in 2014 with the pictures taken in 2008, I am of the opinion that this particular marker is no longer there, and that it is missing from the spot indicated in the 2008 posting.
    — Submitted April 30, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. Antebellum South, USEducation
 
Chattooga Academy, now known as John B. Gordon Hall image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 29, 2007
3. Chattooga Academy, now known as John B. Gordon Hall
Chattooga Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
4. Chattooga Academy Marker
View taken from just to the left of where the Chattooga Academy marker should have been located, and it was not there in 2014.
Chattooga Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
5. Chattooga Academy Marker
View looking south along Main Street. The missing Chattooga Academy marker should be seen located just beyond the park's brick marquee, very near the junction of the north-to-south public sidewalk with the park's east-to-west brick walkway, but the marker cannot be seen because it is missing.
Chattooga Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
6. Chattooga Academy Marker
View looking west toward the Confederate Monument. The missing marker should be seen just beyond and to the left of the Confederate Monument, between the monument and the street, but it is not there.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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