Rockmart in Polk County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Van Wert Polk County
Polk County was organized in 1851 from parts of Floyd and Paulding; this placed Van Wert in Polk Co.; Dallas became the county seat of Paulding -- Cedartown, that of Polk.
May 25, 1864. Davis, (2d) div., 14th A.C. [US], having camped the night before at Peek’s Spring, 4.5 mi. N., turned E. here and marched to Dallas in Paulding County.
Erected 1978 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 115-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1750.
Location. 33° 59.455′ N, 85° 2.496′ W. Marker is in Rockmart, Georgia, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of South Piedmont Avenue (Georgia Route 113) and Springdale Road, on the right Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockmart GA 30153, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockmart Slate House (approx. ¾ mile away); Rockmart Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Logan’s 15th Corps at Swaintown (approx. 3½ miles away); Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring (approx. 4.1 miles away); Army of the Tenn. To Dallas (approx. 5.7 miles away); Taylorsville High School (approx. 7.6 miles away); 20th Corps Detours to New Hope Church (approx. 10.4 miles away); Stilesboro Academy (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockmart.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.