“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Spring Bank

Spring Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 3, 2006
1. Spring Bank Marker
Inscription. Ante-bellum plantation and residence of the Rev. Charles Wallace Howard, where he established a private school.

May 18, 1864. Hardee´s A.C. [CS] moved from Adairsville to Kingston on this road enroute to Cass Station. May 19, the 4th and 14th A.C. [US] followed, occupying Kingston, to which point all the rest of the army had been directed by Sherman under the false impression that Johnston´s forces had retreated there.

The stirring events of locality are ably set forth by Frances Thomas Howard in her book "In and Out of the Lines."
Erected 1986 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 008-32.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 15.484′ N, 84° 57.64′ W. Marker is near Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Hall Station Road 1.4 miles north of Kingston Highway (Georgia Route 293), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is off the road across a small bridge, at the entrance to the old plantation site which is now a nature preserve. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Federal Army at Kingston (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hardee's Corps at Kingston (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rome Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Confederate Memorial Day (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Andrews Raiders at Kingston (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nellie Margaret Harris Applin (approx. 1.8 miles away); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis (approx. 1.8 miles away); Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Categories. Antebellum South, USEducationWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,730 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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