Conyers in Rockdale County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
“Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 122-3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1927.
Location. 33° 39.919′ N, 84° 1.059′ W. Marker is in Conyers, Georgia, in Rockdale County. Marker is on Green Street SW, 0 miles east of Travis Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 864 Green Street, Conyers GA 30012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherman at Conyers (a few steps from this marker); Conyers Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); House of Seven Gables (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockdale County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Henry Quigg, D.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conyers Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hightower Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lynching in America / Mob Violence in Lithonia (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conyers.
More about this marker. The marker has been moved at least twice from its original location on US 278. When Interstate 20 was built it was moved to a small rest area; when that rest area was closed in the late 1990s it was moved to the present location.
Also see . . . Joseph Wheeler. More details of Wheeler's military career. (Submitted on June 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,719 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.