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Adairsville in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of the Robert C. Saxon House

 
 
Site of the Robt. C. Saxon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Site of the Robt. C. Saxon House Marker
Inscription. Otherwise known as the Octagon or Gravel House ~ an eight~sided stone residence, built in 1856, on the knoll east of here.

May 17, 1864, a rear guard action between Cheatham’s Div., Hardee’s A. C. and Newton’s 2d Div., 4th A. C. was fought along this road. Eight Tenn. Regts. of Wright’s, Maney’s and Vaughan’s brigades posted here, defended it during several hours of musketry and artillery fire, withdrawing at midnight. Burned by 73d Illinois Regt. next day.
 
Erected 1998 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 064-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 24.082′ N, 84° 56.102′ W. Marker is in Adairsville, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is at the intersection of Joe Frank Harris Parkway (U.S. 41) and Miller Ferry Road, on the right when traveling south on Joe Frank Harris Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adairsville GA 30103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Site Adairsville — 1830’s (approx. ¼ mile away); Oothcaloga Valley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cherokee Nation
Site of the Robert C. Saxon House Marker-Area View image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 11, 2008
2. Site of the Robert C. Saxon House Marker-Area View
This is a view from the old Hwy 41, the marker now stands in between the new and old roads and right on the Gordon-Bartow county line.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Major John Lewis (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Trimble House (approx. 2 miles away); Adairsville, Georgia (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Great Locomotive Chase (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mosteller's Mills (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adairsville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of the Robert C. Saxon House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 23, 2011
3. Site of the Robert C. Saxon House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,498 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 4, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on October 11, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   3. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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