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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Judge Asa Holt House

 
 
Judge Asa Holt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Moser, October 3, 2009
1. Judge Asa Holt House Marker
Inscription.  This house, built in 1853 by Judge Asa Holt, was struck by a cannon ball from Gen. Stoneman's guns in East Macon during the Battle of Dunlap's Hill. July 30, 1864, when the Union army tried unsuccessfully to take Macon. The ball, now in the possession of the Macon Volunteers, struck the sand sidewalk, passed through the second column from the left, entered the parlor over a window and landed unexploded in the hall. Its course may may be traced by the mended column, a patch in the parlor plaster and a dent in the hall floor. The house is still the residence of a descendant of Judge Holt.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 011-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1825.
 
Location. 32° 50.409′ N, 83° 37.922′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Mulberry Street Parkway. Touch for map. Marker
Judge Asa Holt House image. Click for full size.
By Ken Moser, October 3, 2009
2. Judge Asa Holt House
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is at or near this postal address: 856 Mulberry Street Parkway, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fencing from Findlay Foundry (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Era Maconites of African Ancestry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Professional Building (within shouting distance of this marker); M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); P.L. Hay House (about 500 feet away); Temple Beth Israel (about 600 feet away); Jefferson Davis (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
More about this marker. The house is often called the "Cannonball House" and is a museum.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Additional keywords. Georgia, Cannonball House
 
Judge Asa Holt House and marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
3. Judge Asa Holt House and marker
Judge Asa Holt House Fence image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
4. Judge Asa Holt House Fence
The fence enclosing the Holt House was manufactured at the Findlay Foundry, which was operated as the Macon Arsenal during the Civil War. The fence once enclosed the Robert Findlay estate, and was donated by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservaion, owner of the nearby Hay House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Ken Moser of Cartersville, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,846 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Ken Moser of Cartersville, Georgia.   3. submitted on November 21, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on July 12, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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