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Bartow in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Spier's Turnout

 
 
Spier's Turnout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
1. Spier's Turnout Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 28, 1864, Jackson's division, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman's army [USA], destroyed the railroad from Davisboro, No. 12, CRR, to Spier's Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, while Geary's division and the First Michigan Engineers were destroying the railway facilities at Davisboro and five miles of track west of that point. That night, Hq 20th Corps was established in Bartow.

Next day, the two infantry divisions and Michigan Engineers destroyed the track and all railway facilities from this point to the Ogeechee River, then turned north toward Louisville to rejoin the Left Wing.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 81-13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 2008.
 
Location. 32° 52.751′ N, 82° 28.439′ W. Marker is in Bartow, Georgia, in Jefferson County.
Spier's Turnout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. Spier's Turnout Marker
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Marker is on Church Street (U.S. 221) near Wadley Road (U.S. 319), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartow GA 30413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartow (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Savannah Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tarver's Mill (approx. 3˝ miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartow.
 
Spier's Turnout Marker as seen along US 221 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
3. Spier's Turnout Marker as seen along US 221
Spier's Turnout Marker, near intersection with US 319 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
4. Spier's Turnout Marker, near intersection with US 319
Spier's Turnout Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
5. Spier's Turnout Marker
The marker (left) in a park with the old town well which dates from 1887. The well and shelter were restored in 1977.
Bartow Town Well image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
6. Bartow Town Well
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on November 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on November 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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