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LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marsh-Warthen House

c. 1836

 
 
Marsh-Warthen House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 19, 2006
1. Marsh-Warthen House Marker
Inscription. The Marsh-Warthen House, circa 1836, was built by Spencer Stewart Marsh, a prominent and influential merchant and statesman who donated land for John B. Gordon Hall. Marsh, with two other businessmen, founded Trion Factory, a major cotton mill. In 1863 the Marshes sought refuge in Cassville and returned after the war to find blood stained floors and hoof marks from`Federal Cavalry horses in the hallway. After remaining in the Marsh family for only 150 years, the house was owned by the Clements, descendants of a Walker County pioneer family. This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 34° 42.55′ N, 85° 16.867′ W. Marker is in LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 27) 0 miles north of North Cherokee Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House (within shouting distance of this marker); General LaFayette
Marsh-Warthen House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 29, 2007
2. Marsh-Warthen House
(within shouting distance of this marker); To Our Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marsh House (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); John B. Gordon Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattooga Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of LaFayette (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
 
Also see . . .  The Marsh House of LaFayette Website. Pictures and a history of the Marsh-Warthen House. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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