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

Gantt House

c. 1880

 
 
Gantt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 30, 2008
1. Gantt House Marker
Inscription. John D. Gantt came to Cobb County in the 1850s with his parents and siblings, and married in 1858. Although the family's farm was destroyed during the Civil War, they rebuilt and continued to acquire land. Years later, the family built this house, which featured 6 rooms, 2 porches and 4 fireplaces. After John's passing in 1903, the property remained in the Gantt family. John's son Jasper eventually became sole owner and in 1922 owned approximately 195 acres. Jasper died in 1937 without heirs. The land including the house was sold in 1950, but the vast majority of the estate was eventually developed into the surrounding subdivisions.
 
Erected 2008 by Cobb County Community Development Department.
 
Location. 33° 56.763′ N, 84° 27.761′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Lower Roswell Road 0.1 miles west of Old Canton Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3035 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta GA 30068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 23D Corps at Soap Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sope Creek Industries (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been
Gantt House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 30, 2008
2. Gantt House
reported missing); Soap Creek Paper Mills (approx. 1.2 miles away); The 23d Corps at Soap Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); Marietta Campground (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate Battery Position (approx. 2.6 miles away); Isom's Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Leo Frank Lynching (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,055 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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