Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Track level here, being some 345 ft. above the level at Cartersville, 19 mi. N., the grade was 18 ft. per mi. at the time of construction. In railroad parlance, this was known as "the big grade to the shanties" - later shortened to "big shanty grade", finally to "Big Shanty", which was changed to Kennesaw about 1870. In June, 1864, Federal forces on the Kennesaw Mtn. front, drew supplies at this point.
Erected 1954 by The Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-40.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 1.414′ N, 84° 36.901′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherokee Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Cherokee Street. It is between Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Andrews Raid (a few steps from this marker); Site - Lacy Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty (a few steps from this marker); Federal Occupation of Big Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); Locomotive "General" (within shouting distance of this marker); William A. Fuller (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The General (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw.
1. Location of the Spring
The spring can be located in nearby Camp McDonald Park, in the forested area, on the NE edge, approximately 200 feet due South of Watts Drive, behind the large apartment building.
— Submitted July 30, 2019.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3. submitted on June 23, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.