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

Railroad Block-house

 
 
Railroad Block-house Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
1. Railroad Block-house Marker
Interstate 75 can be seen in the lower right corner
Inscription. On Allatoona Creek in this vicinity, a Federal block-house, guarding State R.R. bridge, was garrisoned by Companies E, F, and I, of the 18th Wisconsin Regt.

Oct. 5, 1864, while retreating from Allatoona, 2 mi. N., French’s Div. of Stewart’s A.C. [CS] burned the bridge and block-house, capturing 84 officers and men.

The State R.R. was shifted north in 1949 and in 1950, Allatoona Creek was flooded by the impounded waters of Allatoona Dam.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 008-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 5.248′ N, 84° 42.858′ W. Marker is near Emerson, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street SE (Georgia Route 293) and Sandtown Road SE, on the right when traveling west on North Main Street SE. Touch for map. The intersection is immediately south of where Sandtown Road passes under Interstate 75, just west of Lake Allatoona. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Allatoona (approx. 1˝ miles away); Wartime Allatoona
Railroad Block-house Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
2. Railroad Block-house Marker
Looking west on Georgia Highway 293, with Sandtown Road leading to the right (north) at the intersection
(approx. 1.8 miles away); The Battle of Allatoona Pass (approx. 1.8 miles away); Demand For Surrender (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Railroad (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Memorial Field (approx. 1.8 miles away); Allatoona Pass (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Allatoona (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emerson.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2017, by Thomas Dorman of Laurel, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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