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Palmetto in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Palmetto

 
 
Palmetto Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
1. Palmetto Marker
Inscription.  Palmetto was named by a member of the Palmetto Guards, a Regiment from South Carolina enroute to the Mexican War. This was in appreciation of the hospitality shown them by the community while encamped here in January, 1847
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA). (Marker Number 29 I-B.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1847.
 
Location. 33° 31.046′ N, 84° 40.174′ W. Marker is in Palmetto, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 29) and Fayetteville Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. The marker is located at a Confederate Monument, in a park adjacent to the old Palmetto Depot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmetto GA 30268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Monument (here, next to this marker); Confederate Army of Tennessee (here, next to
Palmetto Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. Palmetto Marker
The Confederate Monument in Palmetto; the marker stands in front of the monument, on Main Street (US 29).
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this marker); Willis Pentecost Menefee (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramah Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Palmer Family Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Campbell County (approx. 6.2 miles away); Birthplace of a Confederate Hero (approx. 8.2 miles away); Shadnor Baptist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmetto.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 15, 2022