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

Morrow, Georgia

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
1. Morrow, Georgia Marker
Inscription. Morrow Station was established as a depot on the Macon & Western R. R. when it was put into operation in 1846. A post office was opened here in 1871, and the City of Morrow was incorporated in 1943.

The birthplace and childhood home of Capt. William A. Fuller, Western & Atlantic R. R. conductor who recaptured the locomotive the General stolen by Andrews’ Raiders at Big Shanty on April 12, 1862, was within what are now the city limits of Morrow. The pursuit, led by Fuller, ended N. of Ringgold where the engine, abandoned by Andrews and the Union soldiers accompanying him, was retaken. Fuller, 26 at the time of the raid, was widely praised for his part in thwarting Andrews’ plan to break the Confederate supply line by burning bridges of the W. & A. R. R. After a career of about 20 years with the R. R., Fuller became a merchant in Atlanta, living there until his death in 1905.

The oldest churches in the Morrow vicinity include Philadelphia Presbyterian (1825), Mt. Zion Baptist (1846), Morrow Methodist (1868), and Morrow Baptist (1898).
 
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 031-36.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
Morrow, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
2. Morrow, Georgia Marker
Looking west on Morrow Road
33° 35.007′ N, 84° 20.41′ W. Marker is in Morrow, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Morrow Road 0 miles west of Jonesboro Road (Georgia Route 54), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The markers stands at the Morrow City Hall and Police Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Morrow Road, Morrow GA 30260, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps (approx. 2.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Fort Gillem (approx. 2.2 miles away); Flankers Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hood Avenue (approx. 2.3 miles away); Iverson Gate (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of McPeak House (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Hardee’s Detour (approx. 2.6 miles away); March and Counter-march (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is a replacement for an earlier marker with the same title and text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had disappeared.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Morrow, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
3. Morrow, Georgia Marker
Looking east on Morrow Road toward the intersection with Jonesboro Road, Georgia Highway 54
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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