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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace

 
 
Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 24, 2008
1. Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  The house atop hill was one of the few battle-field houses surviving military operations of the Kennesaw Campaign.

McAdoo ownership was Jan. 6, 1863-Feb. 3, 1864. Here, Oct. 31, 1863 was born the Hon. Wm. G. McAdoo. Secy. of the Treasury, 1913-1918; Candidate Dem. presidential nomination; 1924, 1928. U.S. Senator, California, 1933-1939.

Place was named MELORA during McAdoo occupancy. S. B. Oatman owned it at time of Battle of Kolb's Farm.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 54.458′ N, 84° 36.211′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of John Ward Road (County Route 360) and Powder Springs Road. Marker is at house on hill overlooking the shopping center on Powder Springs Road. Entrance
Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 24, 2008
2. Wm. G. McAdoo's Birthplace
Marker can be seen in front of the house, which is now an office building.
to house (and marker) is off the entrance to shopping center from John Ward Road. Marker is directly in front of house. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Kolb's Farm (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kolb House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb's Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864 (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kolb’s Farm (approx. one mile away); Historic Dickson House (approx. one mile away); Powder Springs Road (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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