Hiram in Paulding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eight Point Star
— Southern Quilt Trail —
The city of Hiram was established in 1891 and named after its first postmaster Hiram Baggett. The settlement had earlier been named Gray's Mill, Georgia after an early settler Garrett Gray. The little town thrived in the years after the railroad came through and became the cotton buying and shipping center for the area.
Painted & designed by Kathy & Bob Bookout
Erected 2008 by Southern Quilt Trail • Main Street Antique Market (sponsor).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 33° 52.509′ N, 84° 45.689′ W. Marker is in Hiram, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is at Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 Main St, Hiram GA 30141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hiram Rosenwald School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Lester House (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Darby House Cleburne’s H’dq’rs. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site: Colley House Hood’s H’dq’rs (approx. 2½ miles away); Polk’s Corps at Dallas and New Hope Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site: Robertson House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hardee's Corps at Powder Springs (approx. 3½ miles away); Confederate Line (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hiram.
More about this marker. A painting of a quilt in the eight star pattern (located slightly left of where the butterfly is now) once accompanied this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.