Jonesboro in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rather than risk a night battle, the columns detoured on a field road eastward & entered Jonesboro on the Morrow’s Station road which parallels the R. R. This caused considerable delay; it was well into the forenoon before Hardee’s A. C. & Anderson’s div. were in the embattled lines at Jonesboro where the 1st of the two battles was fought that afternoon.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 33.317′ N, 84° 22.22′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Tara Boulevard (U.S. 41) and Battle Creek Parkway, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro GA 30236, 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. Site of McPeak House (was approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Battle of Jonesboro The First Day (approx. 1.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.6 miles away); Attack by Lee's Corps (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Warren House (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 972 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.