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

Old Sandtown Road

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
1. Old Sandtown Road Marker
Inscription.  

1.5 mi. N.W. is the site of old Gilgal Primitive Baptist Ch. (at Due West) -- a landmark of military operations.
June 5-17, 1864.
S.E. along this road Cleburne’s div. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] withdrew from Gilgal to old Marietta Rd. S. of the Darby house, turning E. to ridge beyond Mud Cr.,
June 16.
Schofield’s 23d Corps [US] marched S. on this rd. from Gilgal to the Moss house (Floyd Station) June 17 - July 2, -- at which time it was the right flank of Sherman’s forces on Kennesaw front.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-4.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 33° 57.249′ N, 84° 39.209′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Due West Road NW and Dallas Highway SW (Georgia Route 120), on
Old Sandtown Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
2. Old Sandtown Road Marker
Looking north on Due West Road toward Due West Community and the site of Gilgal Church.
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the right when traveling north on Due West Road NW. Marker is at the edge of a bank parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, 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. Darby Plantation (approx. ¼ mile away); Green Plantation (approx. half a mile away); Mud Creek Line (approx. 1.2 miles away); Military Action at Gilgal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Due West Community (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Gilgal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Pine Knob (approx. 1.4 miles away); Main Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Old Sandtown Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2009
3. Old Sandtown Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,236 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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