Canton in Cherokee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Crescent Farm Rock Barn
Originally a race horse stable, the rock barn was one of three barns on Coggins' cotton and horse farm. It was built to replace a wooden barn destroyed in a fire which killed valuable race horses. The Rock Barn is made of rock quarried on the original farm from the banks of the Etowah River.
Coggins bred and raised horses for harness racing. Crescent Farm was widely known in the racing circle because of Abbedale, its world class racehorse. Abbedale brought fame to Crescent Farm and is listed in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. Abbedale sired six pacers with two-minute mile records.
Erected 1990 by Georgia Historical Commission and Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 028-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 14.27′ N, 84° 29.987′ W. Marker is in Canton, Georgia, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 658 Marietta Highway, Canton GA 30114, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee County Gold (approx. half a mile away); Cherokee County (approx. half a mile away); Joseph Emerson Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Buffington (approx. 4.9 miles away); Battle of Taliwa (approx. 9.9 miles away); McConnell-Chadwick Homestead (approx. 10.6 miles away); Thomas B. Newton House (approx. 10.7 miles away); Nix - Bell House (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Also see . . . The Cherokee County Historical Society. The Cherokee County Historical Society is housed within the Crescent Farm Rock Barn. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,827 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.