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Canton in Cherokee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Crescent Farm Rock Barn

 
 
Crescent Farm Rock Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, 2008
1. Crescent Farm Rock Barn Marker
Inscription.  The Crescent Farm Rock Barn was constructed in 1906 by Augustus (Gus) Lee Coggins. One of a rare number of rock barns constructed in Georgia, the Rock Barn, together with the nearby Georgian Revival style main house, constitutes the core of the original Crescent Farm.

Originally a race horse stable, the rock barn was one of three barns on Coggins' cotton and horse farm. It was built to replace a wooden barn destroyed in a fire which killed valuable race horses. The Rock Barn is made of rock quarried on the original farm from the banks of the Etowah River.

Coggins bred and raised horses for harness racing. Crescent Farm was widely known in the racing circle because of Abbedale, its world class racehorse. Abbedale brought fame to Crescent Farm and is listed in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. Abbedale sired six pacers with two-minute mile records.
 
Erected 1990 by Georgia Historical Commission and Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 028-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
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AnimalsArchitectureSports. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 34° 14.27′ N, 84° 29.987′ W. Marker is in Canton, Georgia, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Marietta Highway (State Highway 5), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 658 Marietta Highway, Canton GA 30114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee County Gold (approx. half a mile away); Cherokee County (approx. half a mile away); Joseph Emerson Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dallas Scott Hudgens, Jr. (approx. 4.6 miles away); "Eternal Patrol" (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Buffington (approx. 4.9 miles away); Battle of Taliwa (approx. 9.9 miles away); McConnell-Chadwick Homestead (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Also see . . .  The Cherokee County Historical Society. The Cherokee County Historical Society is housed within the Crescent Farm Rock Barn. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Crescent Farm Rock Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, 2008
2. Crescent Farm Rock Barn and Marker
 
 
Crescent Farm Rock Barn Front View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, 2008
3. Crescent Farm Rock Barn Front View
Volunteers are shown working on the landscape.
Crescent Farm Georgian Revival Style Main House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, 2008
4. Crescent Farm Georgian Revival Style Main House
This was the home of Augustus (Gus) Lee Coggins and it is located across the highway from the rock barn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,188 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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