Conyers in Rockdale County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
“Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 122-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 39.919′ N, 84° 1.059′ W. Marker is in Conyers, Georgia, in Rockdale County. Marker is on Green Street SW 0 miles east of Travis Street SW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in the median of the drive entering the Conyers-Rockdale Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 864 Green Street, Conyers GA 30012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured Sherman at Conyers (a few steps from this marker); Conyers Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockdale County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Henry Quigg, D.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conyers Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hightower Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 6.8 miles away); Rebecca Latimer Felton (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conyers.
More about this marker. The marker has been moved at least twice from its original location on US 278. When Interstate 20 was built it was moved to a small rest area; when that rest area was closed in the late 1990s it was moved to the present location.
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Wheeler. Biography at the Wheeler Plantation site. Of note, there is some controversy over Wheeler's final rank in the Confederate Army. (Submitted on June 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Joseph Wheeler. More details of Wheeler's military career. (Submitted on June 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.