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Isom's Ferry

 
 
Isom's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 10, 2002
1. Isom's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Chattahoochee River, at mouth of Soap Cr., .75 mi. N.W., operated in the 1860`s by James Isom. Federal Army records cite it variously as Isham's Ford or Fy., Phillip's Fy., Cavalry Fd. The first of the Federal troops to pass the river was Cox`s div., Schofield's 23d A.C. which crossed at Isom's July 8, & was aligned on this ridge parallel to the river & covering the ferry. Hascall's div. joined July 11 & by the 14th the adjusted corps line connected with the left of Howard's 4th A.C. along the ridge of Mt. Vernon Rd. near Crossroads Ch. John Heard (1835-1931) took over Isom`s Ferry in 1868 & operated it until 1890.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-8.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 33° 55.263′ N, 84° 25.328′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Heards Drive, Ό mile west of Heards Ferry Road, on the
Heard Family Cemetery, showing the Isom's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, July 26, 2008
2. Heard Family Cemetery, showing the Isom's Ferry Marker
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left when traveling west. Marker is located in the old Heard Family Cemetery, at the end of Heards Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6065 Heards Drive, Atlanta GA 30328, 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. Confederate Battery Position (approx. 0.4 miles away); 4th & 23d A.C. Advance (approx. 1.1 miles away); To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys (approx. 1½ miles away); Howard's 4th A.C. Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); 23d A.C. to Decatur (approx. 1.7 miles away); Soap Creek Paper Mills (approx. 1.7 miles away); The 23d Corps at Soap Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away); The 23D Corps at Soap Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,493 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022