College Park in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site: Shoal Cr. Church
It was cited as a landmark on maps of military operations by Federal armies moving E. toward the Macon & Western R. R., & numerous references appear in reports & dispatches relating thereto, dated August 29, 30, 1864.
This locality happened to be of strategic importance in that it was midway the wide front of Federal forces moving E.: the Army of the Tennessee on the right, at Bethsaida Ch., the 4th & 23d corps on the left, enroute to the railroad at & below Rough & Ready.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-34.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 35.441′ N, 84° 26.848′ W. Marker is in College Park, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Fayetteville Road (Georgia Route 314) and East Fayetteville Road, on the right when traveling south on West Fayetteville Road. Touch for map. Marker is southwest of the intersection, off West Fayetteville Road on the old abandoned roadbed of a portion of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bairdís Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Marcus Long Crossroads (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Site: The Mann House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 2 miles away); Howard's March to Jonesboro (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away).
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. • War, US Civil •
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