“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kurt Luther, January 10, 2007
1. Georgia Institute of Technology Marker
Inscription.  Established by Act of the General Assembly Oct. 13, 1885; site selected Oct. 20, 1886.
Administration Building erected, 1887.
First session, Oct. 7, 1888.

In July, August, 1864, this site was occupied by one of a series of forts connected by rifle-pits which 12 mi. in extent, encircled Atlanta. During siege operations the city was defended by Gen. Hood’s Army of Tennessee.

Opposing this sector were the 4th and 20th Corps of the Federal Army of the Cumberland posted in the area between 10th and 14th Sts. The siege began July 22d and ended August 25.
Erected 1994. (Marker Number 060-99B.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationForts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 33° 46.348′ N, 84° 23.726′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Cherry Street, 0.1 miles west of North Avenue. It is in front of Tech Tower.
<i>Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
2. Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.
Note that the school's name was changed in 1948 to Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 North Avenue NW, Atlanta GA 30344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore Block (approx. half a mile away); F.J. Cooledge & Sons Co./Hastings Seed Co. (approx. half a mile away); The Biltmore (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Georgian Terrace Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Academy of Medicine (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southern Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. John S. Pemberton (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . .  Georgia Tech - History & Traditions. (Submitted on October 24, 2007.)
Additional keywords. Georgia Tech; General John Bell Hood, CSA
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kurt Luther of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,011 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on February 3, 2009, by Kurt Luther of Atlanta, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kurt Luther of Atlanta, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 13, 2015. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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