Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
Erected 2014 by Georgia Historical Society and Georgia Battlefields Association. It was erected for the Civil War 150 commemoration. (Marker Number 60-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 33° 46.238′ N, 84° 20.926′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Moreland Avenue NE (U.S. 23) and North Avenue NE, on the right when traveling north on Moreland Avenue NE. Located in Freedom Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 Moreland Ave NE, 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. Old Williams Mill Rd. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battles for Atlanta (approx. half a mile away); Stanley's Sector (approx. half a mile away); Augustus Hurt Plantation (approx. half a mile away); Augustus Hurt House (approx. half a mile away); Alpha Delta Pi (approx. half a mile away); Sightless Among Miracles (approx. half a mile away); Restoring the Line (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. This marker was moved in 2015 from 33° 46.017′ N, 84° 21.317′ W, at the parking lot of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum near the location of the Augustus Hurt plantation (441 Freedom Pkwy NE near Albion Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307). This former location was in Fulton County.
1. Atlanta Residences Burned by Sherman
There are many historians who dispute a number of the statements on the marker and use of the word "myth." Sherman's army not only burned a number of residences in Atlanta but all outbuildings -- barns, smokehouses and similar structures as well as plantation houses on The March to the Sea.
Franklin Garrett (1906-2000) was the official Atlanta City Historian.
— Submitted October 17, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by Christian Belena of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2017, by Jay Sandhaus of Atlanta, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Christian Belena of Atlanta, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2017, by Jay Sandhaus of Atlanta, Georgia. 4. submitted on October 17, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.