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Riverdale in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site: Marcus Long House

 
 
Site: Marcus Long House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
1. Site: Marcus Long House Marker
Inscription. Near here stood the antebellum, one-story farm house of Marcus Long, a Confederate soldier who fell on a Virginia battlefield.

The house, cited several times in Official Records, was a prominent landmark in movements of the Federal 4th and 23rd Corps from Red Oak on the A. & W.P. R. R. to the Macon R. R. at and below Rough & Ready, Aug. 30 and 31, 1864.

The cutting of the two railroads forced General Hood to abandon Atlanta before he heard the final results of the fighting at Jonesboro.
 
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 031-32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 36.145′ N, 84° 25.833′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Riverdale Road (Georgia Route 139) just north of Flat Shoals Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale GA 30296, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bairdís Div., 14th A.C. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marcus Long Crossroads (about 500 feet away
Site: Marcus Long House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Site: Marcus Long House Marker
The site of the one-time farm house is now on a busy highway, with the Flat Shoals Road intersection visible in the background looking south. The Flat Shoals Road was an important antebellum road.
but has been reported missing); Site: The Mann House (about 600 feet away); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Extended Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thames House (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverdale.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
 
Site: Marcus Long House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
3. Site: Marcus Long House Marker
Site: Marcus Long House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
4. Site: Marcus Long House Marker
Looking north on Riverdale Road toward Atlanta
 
 
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