Jonesboro in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The town was rebuilt in 1864 after being razed by Sherman’s troops on their March to the Sea. Later the area was immortalized in Margaret Mitchell’s epic, “Gone With The Wind”.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sherman’s March to the Sea series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1836.
Location. 33° 31.414′ N, 84° 21.267′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Georgia Route 54) and Stockbridge Road (Georgia Route 138), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Marker is on North Main Street, across the railroad tracks from North McDonough Street and the intersection with Stockbridge 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 walking distance of this marker. The Johnson-Blalock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Corps Withdrawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Jonesborough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Diverted Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Patrick Cleburne Confederate Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,528 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.