Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries
From Mitchell’s, an old road ran east to the Chattahoochee River at Turner’s Ferry, most of its course being U.S. Highway 78. South of Mitchell’s, the E. fork (State Highway 139) leads to Howell’s Ferry; the W. fork to Baker’s & Sandtown Ferries.
From Mitchell’s, McPherson sent detachments to these crossings to threaten the left & rear of Johnston’s forces [CS] at the RIVER LINE.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-66.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 1865.
Location. 33° 49.044′ N, 84° 34.537′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Mableton Parkway SE (Georgia Route 139) 0 miles south of Veterans Memorial Highway SW (U.S. 78), on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mableton GA 30126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toward the River (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mitchell House (approx. half a mile away); The Mable House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Extended Right (approx. 1.9 miles away); The March to Soap Creek (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site: Wm. Moss House (approx. 1.9 miles away); “The Only Advantage of the Day” (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.