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

Mazie Whitfield Nelson

Jan. 1, 1890 - Feb. 2, 1977

 
 
Mazie Whitfield Nelson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 12, 2008
1. Mazie Whitfield Nelson Marker
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From her birth home just across the railroad track on Gilbert Street, Mazie Whitfield Nelson watched the growth of downtown Smyrna from a village of less than 400 when she was born on New Year’s Day in 1890, to a community of over 20,000 when she died. In her youth, downtown flourished as the commercial center of an agricultural economy. From 1905 to 1945 it was served

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by the Atlanta Northern Railway electric streetcar. Her self-published recollections, "Past Present and Future" chronicled significant events in the town’s life, including tragedies and experiences like the arrival of the first car. She was a school teacher, insurance saleswoman and the town librarian. The archway over the entrance to this cemetery was funded by contributions she collected.
 
Erected by The Smyrna Cemetery Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 33° 53.007′ N, 84° 30.897′ W. Marker is in
Mazie Whitfield Nelson Marker - Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 12, 2008
2. Mazie Whitfield Nelson Marker - Reverse Side
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Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Memorial Place, 0 miles south of Atlanta Road SE (Georgia Route 3), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the Smyrna Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna GA 30080, 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. Smyrna’s First Mayor (here, next to this marker); First Marked Burial (a few steps from this marker); Smyrna Memorial Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Smyrna (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Taylor-Brawner House (approx. ¾ mile away); Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs. (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Hargrove House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Mazie Whitfield Nelson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 6, 2022
3. Mazie Whitfield Nelson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 976 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on May 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022