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Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries

 
 
Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 4, 2008
1. Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries Marker
Inscription.  This, the old Sandtown Road was the route of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US], south to the Mitchell house, July 5, 1864.

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 & VehiclesWar, 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 traveling
Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 4, 2008
2. Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries Marker
Georgia Highway 139, looking southeast toward the Mitchell House, is in the background.
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south. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. Toward the River (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mitchell House (approx. half a mile away); Historic Mable House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Smokehouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mable House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Corn Crib (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mable Plantation African American Cemetery (approx. 0.7 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 1,164 times since then and 46 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.

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Aug. 14, 2022