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Oxford in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kitty's Cottage

1842

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
1. Kitty's Cottage Marker
Inscription. Kitty’s cottage was built in 1842 by Bishop James O. Andrew for an inherited slave who could not be freed and still live in Georgia; Kitty preferred to remain with the Andrew family rather than be sent to Africa. In 1938 Kitty’s cottage was bought and moved to Salem Campground for safe-keeping. In 1994 the Board of Salem Campground offered to help move Kitty’s Cottage back to Oxford. The City and the Oxford Historical Shrine Society worked together to help bring this sacred treasure back home. It was placed behind Old Church, near its original site. It is now a museum.
 
Erected 2000 by Newton County Historical Society Landmark Committee. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Location. 33° 37.5′ N, 83° 52.3′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wesley Street and Fletcher Street. Touch for map. The marker is located behind Old Church, at Kitty's Cottage. It is not visible from the street. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford GA 30054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Church - 1841 (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Oxford and Emory College (approx. 0.3
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
2. Kitty's Cottage Marker
miles away); Town of Oxford, Georgia Historic Shrine of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 1.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Capture of Covington (approx. 2.1 miles away); Newton County War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  Kitty's Cottage. A more detailed story of the controversy involving Kitty's Cottage. (Submitted on October 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
3. Kitty's Cottage and Marker
Note the marker near the front door
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By David Seibert, October 7, 2011
4. Kitty's Cottage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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