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

Adairsville, Georgia

 
 
Adairsville, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
1. Adairsville, Georgia Marker
Inscription. Adairsville had its beginning in Oothcaloga Valley, two miles north of the present site. It was named for Cherokee Indian Chief John Adair, the son of a Scottish trader and a Cherokee Princess.
Adairsville moved in 1848 to Adair Station (established 1846 by William Watts) but kept the name Adairsville, honoring the Indian Chief.

The Battle of Adairsville, sometimes known as the "Gravel House Battle" was fought May 17, 1864.

Adairsville was entered in the National Register of Historic Places Dec. 4, 1987. The nomination was prepared by the Sans Souci Club's Historical Committee: Lois S. Adams, Chairman, Carol T. Adams, Ovelle P. Barton, Odella R. Hayes, Martha K. Johnson, & Pansy O. Penfield.

Chief John Adair - Born 1790's
Adsirsville Incorporated in 1854
Great Locomotive Chase - April 12, 1862


 
Location. 34° 22.074′ N, 84° 56.103′ W. Marker is in Adairsville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street North and Cherry Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street North. Click for map. This historical marker is located in downtown Adairsville, at the north end of the town's public square, on the west side of the street, just to the right of the
Adairsville, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
2. Adairsville, Georgia Marker
View of historic marker to the right of the "Old Courthouse."
restored "Old Courthouse.". Marker is in this post office area: Adairsville GA 30103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Locomotive Chase (within shouting distance of this marker); Mosteller's Mills (approx. half a mile away); Johnston's Army at Adairsville (approx. half a mile away); Federal Armies at Adairsville (approx. half a mile away); Major John Lewis (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Trimble House (approx. 1.2 miles away); McPherson’s Troops March to Barnsley’s (approx. 1.6 miles away); Original Site Adairsville — 1830’s (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Adairsville.
 
More about this marker. The famous Western & Atlantic railroad also ran right through the downtown district, with railroad tracks running along the Public Square, and the old railroad depot situated just to the south of both the "Old Courthouse" and the featured historic marker.
 
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Adairsville, Georgia RR Depot image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
3. Adairsville, Georgia RR Depot
View of the Adairsville RR Depot, located just south of the featured historical marker and site of Adairsville involvement in the "Great Locomotive Chase."
 
 
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