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Atlanta in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thames House

 
 
Thames House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
1. Thames House Marker
Inscription.  Res. of Wm. Thames (1796-1892) pioneer citizen of Clayton, formerly Henry, County; veteran of the War of 1812; owner of a saw & grist mill on Flint River; pastor of Tanner’s Church.

Aug. 31, 1864. Troops of the Federal 23rd & 4th A. C., marching east from Red Oak, passed this house enroute to the Macon & Western (now the C. of Ga. R. R.) which was seized at points above & below Quick Station (Forest Park). This move severed the last of the railroads entering Atlanta & forced Gen. Hood [CS] to abandon the city -- night of Sept. 1st. The seizure of the R. R. was coincident with the first of the two battles in Hardee’s [CS] defense of Jonesboro.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 36.933′ N, 84° 24.217′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia
Thames House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
2. Thames House Marker
Looking northwest on Clark Howell Highway (on the left)
, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Clark Howell Highway and Blalock Industrial Boulevard (State Highway 331), on the right when traveling north on Clark Howell Highway. The marker is just northwest of the intersection of Clark Howell Highway and Georgia Highway 85. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30349, 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. The Extended Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site: The Mann House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Transfer Point (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rough and Ready (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jonesboro Threatened (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rough and Ready Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Thames House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
3. Thames House Marker
Looking southeast on Clark Howell Highway toward the intersection with Georgia Highway 85
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,170 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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