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Near Varnell in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Joseph Standing Monument

Joseph Standing Monument image. Click for full size.
May 2007
1. Joseph Standing Monument
Inscription.  This memorial park and monument honor the memory of Elder Joseph Standing of Salt Lake City, Utah, a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Mormon) who was killed here by a mob July 21, 1879. His companion, Elder Rudger Clawson, who later became president of the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the church, was unharmed.

The cooperation of W. C. Puryear and family who donated the land and were most helpful in other ways, made this memorial possible.
Erected 1952 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1952.
Location. 34° 55.215′ N, 85° 0.048′ W. Marker is near Varnell, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on Standing Road, 1.3 miles north of Varnell Road (State Highway 2), on the right when traveling north. From Spring Street & Main in Varnell Georgia, go west on Varnell Road (Ga. Hwy 2) for 1.9 miles. Turn right on Lake Kathy Road (222). Go north for .2 miles, where the road
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name changes to Standing Road. Continue on Standing Road for .1 mile, then make a slight right at the fork to stay on Standing Road. Go north on Standing Road for 1 mile. The park and marker will be on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4241 Standing Road, Varnell GA 30756, 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. Campaign for Atlanta Began Here (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Varnell Home (approx. 2 miles away); 4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Catoosa Springs Confederate Hospitals (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 3.6 miles away); Harris' Gap (approx. 3.6 miles away); Military Operations in Crow Valley (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varnell.
More about this monument. A short walk down the sidewalk into the park is necessary in order to see the marker, which is on the backside of a large stone slab near a picnic pavilion.
Also see . . .  Joseph Standing. Wikipedia article on Joseph Standing. Also includes several photos of the monument and Joseph Standing's gravesite in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Submitted on September 17, 2009.) 
Additional keywords.
Joseph Standing Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, May 30, 2016
2. Joseph Standing Monument Marker
religious discrimination, Mormonism, Mormon history, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Joseph Standing Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, May 30, 2016
3. Joseph Standing Monument Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,741 times since then and 152 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 17, 2009.   2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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