Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In April, 1862 the “William R. Smith” on the Rome Railroad picked up the chase in Kingston to pursue the Andrew Raiders during the Great Locomotive Chase. In July 1864 the Rome RR was taken over by the U.S. Military and played a key role in sending troops from Rome to the Allatoona Pass Battle which averted a Union Military disaster.
In Oct., 1943 the “Little Rome RR” made its last run.
Erected by Etowah Valley Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1862.
Location. 34° 14.183′ N, 84° 56.783′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Andrews Raiders at Kingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Nellie Margaret Harris Applin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis (about 400 feet away); Kingston's Rich, Historical Past (about 400 feet away); Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (about 400 feet away); Sherman’s March to the Sea (about 500 feet away); Kingston Methodist Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.