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Mableton in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Mitchell House

Ante-bellum res. of Wiley Martin Mitchell

 

—1800 - 1857 —

 
The Mitchell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
1. The Mitchell House Marker
Inscription. Cited in Official Records of the Atlanta Campaign, 1864, as the “Widow Mitchell” house. A key position of the Federal right wing in military operations on the Sandtown rd. during the retreat of Johnston’s forces S. from Kennesaw to the Chattahoochee River. McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US] occupied this intersection of the Sandtown & Turner’s Ferry roads, July 5-9. From this strategic position, demonstrations made toward crossings at & below Turner’s Ferry, signified an intention to outflank Johnston’s River line [CS].
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-67.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.673′ N, 84° 34.313′ W. Marker is in Mableton, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Mableton Parkway (Georgia Route 139) and Old Gordon Road, on the right when traveling north on Mableton Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mableton GA 30126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toward the River (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries
The Mitchell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
2. The Mitchell House Marker
Old Gordon Road is in the background
(approx. half a mile away); Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mable House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road (approx. 2 miles away); The Extended Right (approx. 2.4 miles away); The March to Soap Creek (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site: Wm. Moss House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mableton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Mitchell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
3. The Mitchell House Marker
Looking north on Mableton Parkway toward Mableton. The Union advance was from this direction.
The Mitchell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
4. The Mitchell House Marker
Looking south on Mableton Parkway, toward Atlanta and Johnston's River Line
The Mitchell House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2010
5. The Mitchell House
This house, on Old Gordon Road near the marker, has been reported to be the Mitchell House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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