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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Power's Ferry

 
 
Power's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 5, 2009
1. Power's Ferry Marker
Inscription. Established 1835 by James Power, (1790-1870).

Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard’s 4th A. C. (Army of the Cumberland) [US], moved from Vining’s station to this vicinity July 9, 10, 1864. Newton’s (2d) div. was diverted to Roswell to support Garrard’s cav. Stanley’s (1st) and Wood’s (3d) camped 3 mi. N. near Soap Creek, July 10.

Stanley crossed the Chattahoochee on Schofield’s pontoon bridge at mouth of Soap Cr. and moved S. on the other side to cover Power’s Ferry where Wood crossed on a pontoon bridge July 12. Newton, back from Roswell, crossed July 13. Stanley’s and Newton’s men built a trestle bridge at the upper island, July 14-16.
 
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-90.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 54.133′ N, 84° 26.643′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Entrance road to Cochran Shoals Unit Parking Lot 0 miles north of Interstate North Parkway NE, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is just inside the parking lot of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cochran Shoals Unit. Interstate
Power's Ferry Marker (front) and The River Patrol & Cochran's Ford (rear) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 5, 2009
2. Power's Ferry Marker (front) and The River Patrol & Cochran's Ford (rear)
The Chattahoochee River and the approximate site of Power's Ferry is in the background. The Interstate North Parkway bridge can be seen at the upper right of the photo.
North Parkway parallels Interstate 285 West. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The River Patrol & Cochran’s Ford (a few steps from this marker); Howard's 4th A.C. Line (approx. one mile away); 4th & 23d A.C. Advance (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Battery Position (approx. 1.7 miles away); Isom's Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Hargrove House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The 4th Corps Posted Along the River (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sope Creek Industries (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 128 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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