Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Georgia’s Paul Revere
On Wisdom’s arrival in Rome the bridge over the Oostanaula river was fortified and made ready for burning as a last resort. Wisdom’s warning and the plans for defense played a big part in the surrender of Col. Streight [US] with 1,500 men to Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] with only 425 men.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 057-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 15.011′ N, 85° 10.691′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street (Georgia Route 53) and Myrtle Street, on the right when traveling south on South Broad Street. Click for map. The marker stands in front of Myrtle Hill Cemetery, established in 1857. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ellen Louise Axson Wilson Opera Alley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Floyd County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Davis’ March to Rome (approx. one mile away); French’s Div. at Rome (approx. one mile away); Federal Occupation of Rome (approx. one mile away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 1.1 miles away); Original Cabin (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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