Near Demorest in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 068-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #08 Martin Van Buren, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 34° 35.413′ N, 83° 33.635′ W. Marker is near Demorest, GeorgiaTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Demorest GA 30535, 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. Piedmont College (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Robert Mize (approx. 2 miles away); Home of Johnny Mize (approx. 2 miles away); Habersham County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Clarkesville War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); De Soto (approx. 2.6 miles away); Toombs-Bleckley House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Demorest.
1. Habersham Cannon
While the marker indicates cannon were produced for the Confederate army, no source other than the linked web site, supports this inference. Records for the Atlanta Ordnance Depot do not mention any "Habersham" guns processed. Nor does the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield have any examples on display. Gun making in the Civil War era required specialized equipment for casting, boring, and finishing of the guns. Likely, however, is the use of Habersham iron in the production of guns cast at Rome, Atlanta, Columbus, Selma (Alabama), and other
— Submitted January 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,160 times since then and 183 times this year. Last updated on January 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on January 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.