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Sonoraville in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Sonora P.O. Now Sonoraville

 
 
Old Sonoraville P.O. Now Sonoraville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Tibbs, February 19, 2009
1. Old Sonoraville P.O. Now Sonoraville Marker
Inscription.

May 18, 1864. Maj. Gen. J.D. Cox's (3d) Div., 23d A.C. (US) marching S. from Field's Mill, Coosawattee River, via Cash, took the direct rd. to Sonora. Moving S. 4 mi., the div. turned W. on the Fairmount-Adairsville rd. to Mosteller's Mills (near Folsom), where it camped that night.

Hovey's & Judah's divisions marched from the Phillip's farm (Dew's Lake, near Cash) on the direct road to Mosteller's, where they were joined by Cox's division.

Schofield's 23d Corps (US) was the left flank of Sherman's army moving S. from Resaca, on a wide front, toward Cassville and Kingston.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number GHM 064-26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 26.92′ N, 84° 48.584′ W. Marker is in Sonoraville, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Cash Rd SE and Fairmount Hwy SE (Georgia Route 53), on the right when traveling south on Cash Rd SE. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Spring (approx. 3.1
Old Sonora P.O. Now Sonoraville Marker as renovated. Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 21, 2009
2. Old Sonora P.O. Now Sonoraville Marker as renovated.
State markers are now repaired and repainted in the state parks rather than at the former central shop. Many of the renovated markers have the state seal painted in red, white and blue (rather than the original gold).
miles away); Corra Harris (approx. 6 miles away); Oothcaloga Mission (approx. 6 miles away but has been reported missing); Cherokee Nation (approx. 6.7 miles away); Richard Peters Plantation (approx. 7.2 miles away); Oothcaloga Valley (approx. 7.5 miles away); Site of the Robert C. Saxon House (approx. 7.9 miles away); Historic Trimble House (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker has been recently replaced (Feb. 2009) after being taken down in early 2008. Probably for maintenance since another marker nearby has also been returned.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Old Sonoraville P.O. Now Sonoraville Marker Area View Photo, Click for full size
By David Tibbs, February 19, 2009
3. Old Sonoraville P.O. Now Sonoraville Marker Area View
Coosawattee River at Field's Ferry Photo, Click for full size
By David Tibbs, February 19, 2009
4. Coosawattee River at Field's Ferry
The river is located roughly eight miles north of this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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