Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. William H. Felton and his wife, Rebecca Latimer, lived from 1853 until 1905 in the house east of this marker.
A physician, minister and noted orator, Dr. Felton was the leader of the Independent Revolt from the State Democratic Party in the 1870's and won three spectacular Congressional campaigns.
Mrs. Felton's appointment in 1922 at the age of 87, as the first woman U.S. Senator climaxed a long career in which she had gained wide recognition as an author, newspaper columnist, and crusader for women's rights.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 008-14.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Communications • Science & Medicine • Women. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 34° 12.369′ N, 84° 47.965′ W. Marker is in Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Road (U.S. 411)Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John W. Akin (approx. 2 miles away); Pettit Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ebenezer Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Bartow County Courthouse (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bartow County (approx. 2.8 miles away); God Bless America (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Heart of the Chase (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
Regarding Felton Home. The Felton house burned to the ground in the past decade.
Also see . . . Rebecca Latimer Felton. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on November 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,513 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3. submitted on December 23, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.