“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Cohutta in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Historic Red Clay

Historic Red Clay Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
1. Historic Red Clay Marker Post
Inscription. Red Clay, one mile W, was once an important Council Ground for the Cherokee Indians who called it “Red Earth Place.” During the War Between the States, on May 2, 1864, the 2nd Brigade, First Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Cumberland, U. S. Army, after a hard fight drove the Confederates from this town. It then became an important depot of supplies for Federal forces. A heavy force of Federals guarded this town to prevent Confederate raids from capturing valuable stores here. The Federal Army of Ohio, moving South toward Dalton passed through this town.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-34A.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 58.882′ N, 84° 55.91′ W. Marker was near Cohutta, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker was at the intersection of Cleveland Highway (Georgia Route 71) and Wilson Caldwell Road, on the left when traveling north on Cleveland Highway. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Cohutta GA 30710, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Red Clay Council Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away in Tennessee); Joseph Standing Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 6.2 miles away); Historic Varnell Home (approx. 6.2 miles away); Campaign for Atlanta Began Here (approx. 7.7 miles away); 4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill (approx. 8.2 miles away); Catoosa Springs Confederate Hospitals (approx. 8.4 miles away); Military Operations in Crow Valley (approx. 8.5 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker has been missing since at least 1999. Text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 70 times this year. Photo   1. 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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