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Jonesboro in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stately Oaks

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2021
1. Stately Oaks Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1839 by Whitmel Allen, this house was originally located on Tara Boulevard.

Donated to Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County, Inc., by Emily Orr Haynie, the last owner of the house, Stately Oaks was moved to its present location in 1972.
 
Erected 2012 by Thomas Wingfield Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 33° 30.926′ N, 84° 21.024′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Carriage Lane north of Lake Jodeco Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Carriage Ln, Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Jonesborough (approx. half a mile away); Clayton County (approx. half a mile away); Heritage Place (approx. 0.6 miles
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away); Lee's Corps Withdrawn (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Johnson-Blalock House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Diverted Attack (approx. ¾ mile away); Battlefield Landmark (approx. one mile away); Patrick Cleburne Confederate Cemetery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Regarding Stately Oaks. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
… In 1858, Allen sold the property to Robert McCord, who owned it until 1879. Clayton County Tax records show that McCord owned 404 acres at this place, and 8 slaves, at the time of the War Between the States in 1861. The house was an important landmark during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, and the Battle of Jonesboro, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, l864. Northern soldiers camped in the grounds during this time. A daughter of the house, Leonora Antoinette McCord, later recalled: “With the Battle of Atlanta only a few miles north of us and the Battle of Jonesboro a little below us — we could hear the booming of cannon in that battle — and having the enemy troops almost at our door, we felt that had been very near the theater of war, as indeed
Stately Oaks — National Register plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2021
2. Stately Oaks — National Register plaque
we had.”
 
Stately Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2021
3. Stately Oaks Marker
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4. Stately Oaks
National Register of Historic Places: Digital Archive on NPGallery website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   4. submitted on December 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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