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

The Marcus Long Crossroads

The Marcus Long Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. The Marcus Long Crossroads Marker
Inscription. Having cut the A. & W.P. R. R. at Red Oak, Federal forces were shifted toward the Macon R. R. to complete the isolation of Atlanta, making it untenable by the Confederate defenders.

Aug. 30, 1864. Stanley’s 4th A. C. [US], moving S. from Red Oak, reached the Long house at noon where it encountered Confederate cavalry posted at the crossroads. Newton’s div., of the 4th, drove the cavalry N. E. on the Flat Shoals Rd. and deployed just beyond the Mann house. Kimball and Wood were aligned S. of the crossroads on the Fayetteville Rd., facing N. E.; Wood on the rt., joining the left of Baird’s div., 14th A. C.
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 031-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 36.1′ N, 84° 25.75′ W. Marker was in Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker was at the intersection of Flat Shoals Road and Riverdale Road (Georgia Route 139), on the right when traveling east on Flat Shoals Road. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Riverdale GA 30296, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
The Marcus Long Crossroads Marker Post (and a small section of the marker) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
2. The Marcus Long Crossroads Marker Post (and a small section of the marker)
Flat Shoals Road is to the right, and Riverdale Road (Georgia Highway 139) in the background.
within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (here, next to this marker); Site: The Mann House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Marcus Long House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Extended Line (approx. 1.5 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Thames House (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverdale.
More about this marker. The marker was known to be standing in 2003.

This missing marker had replaced an earlier marker with the same title and similar text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission, which had also disappeared from this location.

The text for the missing marker was taken from GeorgiaInfo/Galileo, the Digital Library of Georgia.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. 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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