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

Home of Sam P. Jones

 
 
Home of Sam P. Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
1. Home of Sam P. Jones Marker
Inscription.  Sam P. Jones was born October 16, 1847, in Oak Bowery, Alabama; he moved to Cartersville with his parents in 1856. After his admission to the Georgia Bar in 1868 he married Laura McElwain. In 1872 he was licensed as a Methodist Minister. His national career of evangelism begun in 1884, covered the U.S. and Canada. Dedicated on Christmas Day, 1885, this house was occupied for twenty-one years by Sam Jones. His public speaking was famous for its pathos and humor while his gospel was loved for its appeal. He died on October 15, 1906.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA). (Marker Number 41 D-8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1779.
 
Location. 34° 9.921′ N, 84° 48.158′ W. Marker is in Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on West Cherokee Avenue, 0.1 miles west of South Bartow Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 West Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Sam Jones' Tabernacle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bartow County (approx. 0.3 miles away); God Bless America (approx. 0.4 miles away); Private First Class Jerry Wayne Gentry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Heart of the Chase (approx. 0.4 miles away); Amos T. Akerman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warren Akin, Sr. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Regarding Home of Sam P. Jones. "Rose Lawn," Jones' home, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and was purchased by Bartow County in 1978 after local citizens mounted a drive to save the house. It is operated as a house museum to house the writings of Sam Jones and Rebecca Latimer Felton, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Sam P. Jones. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on August 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Home of Sam P. Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
2. Home of Sam P. Jones Marker
The marker in front of Rose Lawn, Jones' home
Rose Lawn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
3. Rose Lawn
Rose Lawn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
4. Rose Lawn
Rose Lawn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
5. Rose Lawn
Rose Lawn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
6. Rose Lawn
Rose Lawn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
7. Rose Lawn
The Carriage House at Rose Lawn, built in 1890 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
8. The Carriage House at Rose Lawn, built in 1890
Schoolhouse at Rose Lawn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
9. Schoolhouse at Rose Lawn
Jones built the small schoolhouse for his children
Samuel Porter Jones image. Click for more information.
from Wikipedia
10. Samuel Porter Jones
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,837 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   10. submitted on February 27, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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