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Isom's Ferry

 
 
Isom's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 10, 2002
1. Isom's Ferry Marker
Inscription. Chattahoochee River, at mouth of Soap Cr., .75 mi. N.W., operated in the 1860`s by James Isom. Federal Army records cite it variously as Isham's Ford or Fy., Phillip's Fy., Cavalry Fd. The first of the Federal troops to pass the river was Cox`s div., Schofield's 23d A.C. which crossed at Isom's July 8, & was aligned on this ridge parallel to the river & covering the ferry. Hascall's div. joined July 11 & by the 14th the adjusted corps line connected with the left of Howard's 4th A.C. along the ridge of Mt. Vernon Rd. near Crossroads Ch. John Heard (1835-1931) took over Isom`s Ferry in 1868 & operated it until 1890.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 55.263′ N, 84° 25.328′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Heards Drive mile west of Heards Ferry Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in the old Heard Family Cemetery, at the end of Heards Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6065 Heards Drive, Atlanta GA 30328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Heard Family Cemetery, showing the Isom's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 26, 2008
2. Heard Family Cemetery, showing the Isom's Ferry Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Battery Position (approx. 0.4 miles away); 4th & 23d A.C. Advance (approx. 1.1 miles away); To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys (approx. 1.5 miles away); Howard's 4th A.C. Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); 23d A.C. to Decatur (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sope Creek Industries (approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Soap Creek Paper Mills (approx. 1.7 miles away); The 23d Corps at Soap Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 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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