Riverdale in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site: Marcus Long House
The house, cited several times in Official Records, was a prominent landmark in movements of the Federal 4th and 23rd Corps from Red Oak on the A. & W.P. R. R. to the Macon R. R. at and below Rough & Ready, Aug. 30 and 31, 1864.
The cutting of the two railroads forced General Hood to abandon Atlanta before he heard the final results of the fighting at Jonesboro.
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 031-32.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 30, 1794.
Location. 33° 36.145′ N, 84° 25.833′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Riverdale Road (Georgia Route 139) just north of Flat Shoals RoadTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale GA 30296, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site: The Mann House (about 600 feet away); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Extended Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thames House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale.
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