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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Martin Davis House and Farm

 
 
Martin Davis House and Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 22, 2013
1. Martin Davis House and Farm Marker
Inscription.
On January 28, 1850, Martin Davis purchased 160 acres of land along the Chickamauga Creek in Walker County, Georgia. Here a short time later, at the foot of Pigeon Mountain and with a clear view of Lookout Mountain, Martin would move his family from Lumpkin County, Georgia. A story and a half dogtrot style frame house would become the Davis's new home. Martin died in 1859, leaving his widow Julia Tate Davis and six children, ages 4 through 18, to manage the farm. On September 11, 1863, the Civil War interrupted the Davis's quiet farm life as Confederate and Union troops clashed at the Widow Davis farm. John Davis, Jr., son of Martin and Julia Davis, and his wife Ruth Hall Davis would own the farm from 1882 until 1897. The home and farm ownership changed ca. 1920, when Mary Eudie Lee Trotter, J.W. Lee's daughter, and her husband Frank Trotter became owners. On January 1, 1948, Frank Clements Shaw purchased the farm and moved into the house with his wife, Myrtice Dunaway Shaw and their son, Frank Clements "Bug" Shaw Jr. From 1948 until 2006, the Shaws, and in particular Frank Clements Shaw, Jr., lovingly preserved and managed this historic farm. Today, the original 1850's house, an 1884 stone addition, post-1900 architectural modifications, modern additions to the house, and the 430 acre farm are managed by the Martin Davis House
Martin Davis House and Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 22, 2013
2. Martin Davis House and Farm Marker
Foundation. The Foundation was established in 2006 prior to the death of Frank Clements Shaw, Jr. The Martin Davis House and Farm includes a number of "dependencies" built by Mr. Shaw to depict a rural 19th century village. A rich rural history of family life in Walker County during the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the agricultural landscape is preserved and interpreted at the Martin Davis House and Farm.
Reservations for tours can be made by calling 706-539-2244.

Administered by: The Martin Davis House Foundation,
P.O. Box 1149, LaFayette, Georgia 30728
 
Erected by The Martin Davis House Foundation.
 
Location. 34° 45.286′ N, 85° 22.115′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Hog Jowl Road south of Georgia Route 193, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove (approx. 0.8 miles away); Catlett’s Gap
Martin Davis House image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 22, 2013
3. Martin Davis House
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Gowan’s (Gower’s) Ford And Widow Glenn’s Grave (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort Cumming (approx. 5.3 miles away); Marsh-Warthen House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Chattooga Academy (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Davis Crossroads from the Martin Davis House image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 22, 2013
4. Davis Crossroads from the Martin Davis House
Battle of Davis Cross Roads- Old Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 20, 2008
5. Battle of Davis Cross Roads- Old Marker
This marker was replaced by the marker on this page.
Text:
Here, September 11, 1863, had the orders of the commanding General Army of Tennessee been carried out, the Union Army of Major General William S. Rosecrans would have been crushed and the entire course of the War would have been reversed.

"The attack must be made at once or it will be too late"
General Braxton Bragg, Commanding CSA

John B. Gordon Camp 599, LaFayette, Georgia
Battle of Davis Cross Roads- Old Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, September 20, 2008
6. Battle of Davis Cross Roads- Old Marker
This marker was replaced by the marker on this page.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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