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Birthplace of Allison Nelson

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 26, 2008
1. Birthplace of Allison Nelson Marker
Inscription.  One mile north where Sandy Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the house of John B. Nelson, owner of Nelson´s Ferry in the 1820´s. His son, Allison Nelson was born there March, 1822. After service in the Mexican War, he was a representative in the Georgia General Assembly (1848 - 1849) & ninth Mayor of Atlanta (1855). Removed to Texas in 1856 where he engaged in Indian warfare & in 1860, became a member of the Texas legislature.

Commissioned Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, Sept. 12, 1862, he served until his death near Austin, Lonoke Co., Arkansas, Oct. 7, 1862.
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-150.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 46.683′ N, 84° 31.9′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther
Birthplace of Allison Nelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 26, 2008
2. Birthplace of Allison Nelson Marker
The Chattahoochee River is in the background. (The tower on the right is for an approach to the Fulton County/Charlie Brown Airport.)
King Jr. Drive (Georgia Route 139) and Distribution Drive, on the left when traveling west on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnston’s River Line (approx. 1.8 miles away); Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line (approx. 1.8 miles away); Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River (approx. 2.9 miles away); Enroute to Jonesboro (approx. 3 miles away); The Mitchell House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Toward the River (approx. 3.3 miles away); Whittier Cotton Mill and Village (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an identical marker located at the Bolton Road-Fairburn Road intersection at Sandy Creek, roughly one mile east of the present location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,410 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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