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Acworth in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Peters-Davenport House

circa 1838

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 29, 2010
1. Peters-Davenport House Marker
Inscription. Dr. James Peters built his family’s homestead here. The original house was a very early version of a two-room frame structure with two doors and two chimneys. Outbuildings included a barn, well, privy, and summer kitchen. The original rooms had 10" wide, hand-planed boards on the walls and ceilings and 6" wide pine plank flooring secured with cut or hand-wrought nails.

Significant Civil War military events transpired at the house and in the immediate vicinity in 1864. General Oliver O. Howard, Commander of the 4th Army Corps (Federal) made his headquarters in the house from June 6-10, 1864. An attempt to burn the house was made soon after the Federal departure but the timely arrival of a neighbor saved it from destruction.
 
Erected 2008 by Cobb County, Georgia.
 
Location. 34° 2.007′ N, 84° 41.333′ W. Marker is in Acworth, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Mars Hill Church Road and Rose Arbor Drive, on the right when traveling north on Mars Hill Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durham House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site ~ Mason’s Bridge
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By David Seibert, April 29, 2010
2. Peters-Davenport House Marker
Looking northwest on Mars Hill Church Road: the intersection with Georgia Highway 176, Mars Hill Road, is visible in the distance.
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Route of Polk’s Corps (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Old Allatoona Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Wm. Nickols House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stilesboro-Sandtown Crossroads (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hardee’s, Hood’s & French’s H’dq’rs. (approx. 3 miles away); James Foster House (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Acworth.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Peters-Davenport House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 29, 2010
3. Peters-Davenport House Marker
Looking southeast on Mars Hill Church Road, toward Kennesaw Mountain
Peters-Davenport House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 29, 2010
4. Peters-Davenport House Marker
The marker stands in front of modern condominiums rather than an antebellum house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,074 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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