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Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Felton Home

 
 
Felton Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
1. Felton Home Marker
Inscription.  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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
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) and Old Tennessee Road, on the right when traveling north on Tennessee Road. 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
Felton Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
2. Felton Home Marker
The photo is looking north: US 411 is to the left; Old Tennessee Road is to the right.
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); Old Bartow County Courthouse (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bartow County (approx. 2.8 miles away); God Bless America (approx. 2.8 miles away); Private First Class Jerry Wayne Gentry (approx. 2.8 miles away); Home of Sam P. Jones (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 . . .
1. Rebecca Latimer Felton from New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Rebecca Felton from Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on November 11, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Mrs. W. H. Felton<br>at the age of Seventy-Six image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Mrs. W. H. Felton
at the age of Seventy-Six
Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Vol. LVI, No. 12, December 1922.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,383 times since then and 10 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.
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