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

Site: The Mann House

 
 
Site: The Mann House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
1. Site: The Mann House Marker
Inscription.  Some 400 ft. S. on this ridge stood the antebellum farm house of John A. Mann (1828-1904).

It is cited in reports & dispatches of the movement of the 4th A. C. [US] from Red Oak to the Macon R. R. at Rough & Ready. Aug. 30, 1864, the 4th A. C., on reaching the crossroads at noon, drove the Confederate cav. N. E. on the Flat Shoals Rd. toward Thames’ Mill, then camped in this area: Newton’s div. N. E. of house; Kimball’s & Wood’s at crossroads just west of it.

Aug. 31. The 4th, having been joined by the 23d, resumed the march N. E. & together they cut the railroad at & below Rough & Ready while the 1st battle of Jonesboro was in progress.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-33.)
 
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° 36.1′ N, 84° 25.733′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection
Site: The Mann House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
2. Site: The Mann House Marker
of Flat Shoals Road and Riverdale Road (Georgia Route 139), on the right when traveling east on Flat Shoals Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale GA 30296, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Marcus Long House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Extended Line (approx. 1½ miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Thames House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale.
 
More about this marker. The marker originally stood on Flat Shoals Road 200 yards east of its present location. Several years ago it was moved west to the intersection, where two other markers already stood. The original post remains standing.
 
Site: The Mann House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
3. Site: The Mann House Marker
Looking west on Flat Shoals Road at the intersection with Riverdale Road (Georgia Highway 139).
Site: The Mann House Marker Original Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
4. Site: The Mann House Marker Original Post
The original marker post, 200 yards east of the present site of the marker.
Site: The Mann House Marker Original Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
5. Site: The Mann House Marker Original Post
Looking south from Flat Shoals Road, toward the location of the Mann House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 13, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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