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

Spier's Turnout

 
 
Spier's Turnout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
1. Spier's Turnout Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 28, 1864, Jackson's division, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman's army [USA], destroyed the railroad from Davisboro, No. 12, CRR, to Spier's Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, while Geary's division and the First Michigan Engineers were destroying the railway facilities at Davisboro and five miles of track west of that point. That night, Hq 20th Corps was established in Bartow.

Next day, the two infantry divisions and Michigan Engineers destroyed the track and all railway facilities from this point to the Ogeechee River, then turned north toward Louisville to rejoin the Left Wing.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 81-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.751′ N, 82° 28.439′ W. Marker is in Bartow, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Church Street (U.S. 221) near Wadley Road (U.S. 319), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartow GA 30413, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Wood (within shouting distance of this marker);
Spier's Turnout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. Spier's Turnout Marker
Old Savannah Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 1.6 miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 5.4 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 5.9 miles away); Claxton Historic Burial Site (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bartow.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Spier's Turnout Marker as seen along US 221 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
3. Spier's Turnout Marker as seen along US 221
Spier's Turnout Marker, near intersection wth US 319 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
4. Spier's Turnout Marker, near intersection wth US 319
Spier's Turnout Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
5. Spier's Turnout Marker
The marker (left) in a park with the old town well which dates from 1887. The well and shelter were restored in 1977.
Bartow town well, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
6. Bartow town well, as mentioned
 
 
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