Smyrna in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs.
From Eaton’s house, Hood directed his troops in the Battle of Ruff’s Mill, July 4 -- the A.C. being left flank of Johnston’s Smyrna-Ruff’s Mill line [CS], after his retreat from Kennesaw. Rufus Eaton, age 6, son of Alex. said he saw Johnston at the house during the battle.
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-78.)
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 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1802.
Location. 33° 51.41′ N, 84° 30.861′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cobb Drive (Georgia Route 280) 0.1 miles south of King Springs Road, on the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3949 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna GA 30080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United Distributors (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Taylor-Brawner House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Smyrna (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Marked Burial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smyrna Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mazie Whitfield Nelson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Smyrna’s First Mayor (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
Regarding The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs.. The house no longer stands.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,427 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.