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Near Smyrna in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Hargrove House

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 15, 2010
1. The Hargrove House Marker
Inscription.  Ante-bellum residence of Asbury Hargrove 1809 ~ 1879.

Headquarters of Brig. Gen. Edward M. McCook, July 6 ~ 15, 1864.

McCook’s (1st) div. (Dorr’s & Lamson’s brigades), Elliott’s Cav. Corps (Army of the Cumberland) [US], was posted here to patrol the Chattahoochee between Rottenwood Cr. (S.) & Roswell (N.).

McCook’s horsemen served as a screen, behind which the 23d & 4th Corps moved to crossings at the mouth of Soap Cr. & at Power’s Fy.

July 15. McCook’s cav. left Hargrove’s to patrol the river, on the Cobb Co. side, above & below the State R. R. (at Bolton) until the 22d.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-88.)
 
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.
 
Location. 33° 54.083′ N, 84° 28.8′ W. Marker is near Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Windy Hill Road 0.1 miles east of North Park Place NW,
The Hargrove House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2010
2. The Hargrove House Marker
The marker, with the cemetery fence on the left
on the right when traveling east. The marker is just inside a heavy fence enclosing the Hargrove Family Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stone Mountain GA 30088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Power's Ferry (approx. 2.1 miles away); The River Patrol & Cochran’s Ford (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Smyrna (approx. 2.3 miles away); Smyrna Memorial Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mazie Whitfield Nelson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Smyrna’s First Mayor (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Marked Burial (approx. 2.4 miles away); The 4th Corps at Vining’s Station (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
The Hargrove House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2010
3. The Hargrove House Marker
The Hargrove House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2010
4. The Hargrove House Marker
Looking east on Windy Hill Road (toward Interstate 75), the top of the marker is just visible over the fence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,303 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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