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

The Marcus Long Crossroads

The Marcus Long Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. The Marcus Long Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  Having cut the A. & W.P. R. R. at Red Oak, Federal forces were shifted toward the Macon R. R. to complete the isolation of Atlanta, making it untenable by the Confederate defenders.

Aug. 30, 1864. Stanley’s 4th A. C. [US], moving S. from Red Oak, reached the Long house at noon where it encountered Confederate cavalry posted at the crossroads. Newton’s div., of the 4th, drove the cavalry N. E. on the Flat Shoals Rd. and deployed just beyond the Mann house. Kimball and Wood were aligned S. of the crossroads on the Fayetteville Rd., facing N. E.; Wood on the rt., joining the left of Baird’s div., 14th A. C.
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 031-31.)
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. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1958.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 36.1′ N, 84° 25.75′ W. Marker
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was in Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker was at the intersection of Flat Shoals Road and Riverdale Road (Georgia Route 139), on the right when traveling east on Flat Shoals Road. Touch for map. Marker was 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 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (here, next to this marker); Site: The Mann House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Marcus Long House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Extended Line (approx. 1˝ miles away); Hart Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale.
More about this marker. The marker was known to be standing in 2003.

This missing marker had replaced an earlier marker with the same title and similar text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission, which had also disappeared from this location.

The text for the missing marker was taken from GeorgiaInfo/Galileo, the Digital Library of Georgia.
The Marcus Long Crossroads Marker Post (and a small section of the marker) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 12, 2012
2. The Marcus Long Crossroads Marker Post (and a small section of the marker)
Flat Shoals Road is to the right, and Riverdale Road (Georgia Highway 139) in the background.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2015, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. 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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