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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Augustus Hurt House

 
 
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By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
1. Augustus Hurt House Marker
Inscription.  200 yds. N.E. stood the plantation residence of Augustus F. Hurt (1830-1921), built 1858 and razed by Federal forces, 1864; erroneously cited in Official Records as the Howard house. July 22, 1864. 4th & 23d A.C. troops, in line with Federal advances on Atlanta, occupied this hill, having marched via old Williams Mill Rd. Sherman, together with Howard & Schofield, maintained command posts here during the afternoon while McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee fought defensively at & S. of the Ga. R.R. where two of Hood’s corps (CS) attacked it. Here, McPherson’s body was brought from the battlefield enroute to burial at Clyde, Ohio.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-79.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 1818.
 
Location. 33° 46.001′ N, 84° 21.346′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Freedom
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By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. Augustus Hurt House Marker
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Parkway and Carter Center Entrance. This marker is located in the parking lot of the Carter Presidential Center near the rose garden. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augustus Hurt Plantation (here, next to this marker); The Battles for Atlanta (within shouting distance of this marker); Sightless Among Miracles (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Sector (approx. 0.2 miles away); National NuGrape Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. half a mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. half a mile away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker may have been moved as recently as the mid-1990's since the construction of the Carter Center altered the course of several roads including Williams Mill Road and Ralph McGill Blvd.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,524 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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