Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Martin Davis House and Farm
On January 28, 1850, Martin Davis purchased 160 acres of land along the Chickamauga Creek in Walker County, Georgia. Here a short time later, at the foot of Pigeon Mountain and with a clear view of Lookout Mountain, Martin would move his family from Lumpkin County, Georgia. A story and a half dogtrot style frame house would become the Davis's new home. Martin died in 1859, leaving his widow Julia Tate Davis and six children, ages 4 through 18, to manage the farm. On September 11, 1863, the Civil War interrupted the Davis's quiet farm life as Confederate and Union troops clashed at the Widow Davis farm. John Davis, Jr., son of Martin and Julia Davis, and his wife Ruth Hall Davis would own the farm from 1882 until 1897. The home and farm ownership changed ca. 1920, when Mary Eudie Lee Trotter, J.W. Lee's daughter, and her husband Frank Trotter became owners. On January 1, 1948, Frank Clements Shaw purchased the farm and moved into the house with his wife, Myrtice Dunaway Shaw and their son, Frank Clements "Bug" Shaw Jr. From 1948 until 2006, the Shaws, and in particular Frank Clements Shaw, Jr., lovingly preserved and managed this historic
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Administered by: The Martin Davis House Foundation,
P.O. Box 1149, LaFayette, Georgia 30728
Erected by The Martin Davis House Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 45.286′ N, 85° 22.115′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davis' Cross Roads (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Skirmish at McLemore’s Cove (approx. 0.8 miles away); Catlett’s Gap (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gowan’s (Gower’s) Ford And Widow Glenn’s Grave (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort Cumming (approx. 5.3 miles away); Marsh-Warthen House (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
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