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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Camp Milner

 
 
Confederate Camp Milner Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
1. Confederate Camp Milner Marker
Inscription. Most Georgia troops for the Confederate Army were mobilized in Griffin. Camp Milner, the Cavalry Camp, was named for Ben Milner, prominent Spalding County man who gave financial aid in equipping companies from his county. Camp Stephens, the Infantry Camp, was north of Griffin on McIntosh Road. Griffin and Spalding County furnished 9 companies to the Army and several to the Georgia Militia for local service. Camp Milner became Camp Northen, named for Gov. W. J. Northen, in 1898. During the Spanish-American War it was a training camp and mobilization center for National Guard. Later a fairgrounds, it is now the Municipal Park.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 126-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 14.206′ N, 84° 16.286′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is on Pimento Avenue 0 miles south of Camp Northen Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is just inside the entrance of the Griffin Municipal Park. Marker is in this post office area: Griffin GA 30224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Confederate Camp Milner Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
2. Confederate Camp Milner Marker
. Rotary International (approx. 0.7 miles away); Founding of Griffin (approx. mile away); The Fannin Avengers (approx. mile away); Spalding Grays (approx. mile away); Spalding County (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Founding of Griffin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lewis Lawrence Griffin (approx. one mile away); The City of Griffin (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Camp Milner Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
3. Confederate Camp Milner Marker
Confederate Camp Milner Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
4. Confederate Camp Milner Marker
The flagpole is at the entrance to the Municipal Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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