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

Etowah and the War

 
 
Etowah and the War Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
1. Etowah and the War Marker
Inscription. The Confederacy sought iron and munitions eagerly, which quickly brought prosperity to Etowah. Patriotic key workers, though exempt from army duty, enlisted, and loss of their skill hampered production.

Mark Cooper sold the works in 1862. In the 1863, the Confederacy took over the firm seeking to increase production. As Sherman marched by in 1864, mindful of the war value of iron, he sent troops, who, after a brisk skirmish, burned the plant on May 22. This ended an era -- the works were not rebuilt after the War, as cheaper and better production methods had been found.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 9.923′ N, 84° 43.811′ W. Marker is near Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Georgia Route 20 Spur one mile from Georgia Route 20 Spur. Click for map. The marker is just off a walking trail leading from the US Corps of Engineers Allatoona Dam Resource Manager's Office to an overlook above the lake and dam. The Resource Manager's office is at the end of a park road which leads south from the end
Etowah and the War Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
2. Etowah and the War Marker
of Georgia Highway 20 Spur. This road is four miles from the intersection of Georgia Highway 20 and Georgia Highway 20 Spur, just east of Interstate 75. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville GA 30120, 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 Allatoona (a few steps from this marker); Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Fort (approx. 2.6 miles away); Etowah (approx. 2.7 miles away); Friendship Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Emerson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Federal Trenches (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Crow's Nest (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cartersville.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been moved more than once in the past 25 years.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Mark Anthony Cooper's furnace Marker.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Etowah and the War Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
3. Etowah and the War Marker
Looking south, the Etowah River can been seen through the trees, and an industrial area south of Cartersville is in the far distance
Etowah and the War Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
4. Etowah and the War Marker
At the bottom of the hill (just below the bench) the furnace from Mark Cooper's iron works can be seen. The marker, "Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works", is just in front of the furnace, out of view.
The Mark Anthony Cooper Furnace image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
5. The Mark Anthony Cooper Furnace
A better view of the furnace area from the site of the marker
 
 
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