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Near Gray in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Blountsville

 
 
Blountsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Blountsville Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 18, 1864, Blair’s 17th Corps of the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (12 mi. NW of Hillsboro) and marched via Monticello and Blountsville toward Gordon. The more direct roads were already crowded with the troops and trains of the 15th Corps and Kilpatrick’s cavalry division.

On the night of the 20th, the 17th Corps camped at Blountsville and along the road to Haddock with its advance guard near Fortville, well abreast of the 15th Corps which had reached Clinton that day.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, 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 date for this entry is October 18, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 6.593′ N, 83° 28.9′ W. Marker is near Gray, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of
Blountsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Blountsville Marker
The marker on its damaged pole, with US 129 to the right and Blounts Chapel Road leading off to the left
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Eatonton Highway (U.S. 129) and Blounts Chapel Road, on the left when traveling north on Eatonton Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gray GA 31032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Blountsville (a few steps from this marker); Howell Cobb Plantation (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite (approx. 5.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 7.6 miles away); James C. Roberts Municipal Complex (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Baptist Church of Christ at Ramoth (approx. 7.6 miles away); Jones County (approx. 7.7 miles away); James Madison Gray (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gray.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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