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Griswoldville in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Griswoldville

 
 
Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Griswoldville Marker
Inscription. This town is named for Samuel Griswold who moved his iron foundries and cotton gin factories here from Clinton to be on the railroad. A disastrous unrecorded battle was fought here in 1864 when a force of old men and youths under Gen. Phillips, Capt. Robert H. Barron & Lt. Henry Greaves, sent from Macon by Gen. Howell Cobb in an attempt to force the Federals from the city, fought a bloody diversionary action against Kilpatrick’s Union Cavalry which then proceeded to Irwinton. Griswold’s factories and property were destroyed because he had made arms and ammunition for the Confederacy.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.267′ N, 83° 29.333′ W. Marker is in Griswoldville, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of Henderson Road and Griswoldville Road, on the left when traveling north on Henderson Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Griswoldville (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing);
Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
2. Griswoldville Marker
Marker missing from this location
Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Confederate Pistol Factory (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville: (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Griswoldville.
 
Regarding Griswoldville. Virtually nothing remains of the town of Griswoldville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
3. Griswoldville Marker
Marker currently missing from this location.
Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
4. Griswoldville Marker
The marker is to the left (of the two markers). The Griswold saw mill and gin stood here; the mill pond remains a short distance behind these trees.
 
 
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