Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Joseph Emerson Brown Park
A four-time Gov. of Ga, Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894) was born in S.C., educated at Yale, and admitted to the Ga. Bar in 1845. "The war governor," he served from 1857-1865. He served in Ga. Supreme Court and three terms in U.S. Senate. He was popular with the public, especially the working class. Son and Mariettan Joseph M. Brown was Governor 1909-1911.
Erected by City of Marietta, Georgia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 33° 56.816′ N, 84° 32.961′ W. Marker was in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker was on West Atlanta Road, SE, 0.2 miles north of Cemetery Street, SE, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the small Joseph Emerson Brown Park, opposite the Marietta City Cemetery and at the dead end of the street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Marietta Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away); This Little Cannon (about 500 feet away); Slave Lot (about 500 feet away); S. V. Sanford (about 500 feet away); Rest well, Miss Mattie (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . Joseph E. Brown. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,697 times since then and 160 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5. submitted on December 1, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. 6. submitted on December 25, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.