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

“Oakton”

Ante-bellum residence of John R. Wilder.

 
 
"Oakton" Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
1. "Oakton" Marker
Inscription. June 19, 1864. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee [CS] withdrew to its Kennesaw line -- Polk’s A. C. (under Loring), posted on the mountain; Hardee’s, extending S. from Loring’s left, prolonged the line beyond Cheatham Hill; Hood’s corps on Loring’s right, prolonged the line E. to the Canton road, where it was supported by Wheeler’s cav. -- the extreme right of the army.

June 21, Hood’s A. C. was shifted to the left, of Hardee’s line [CS] -- prolonging it to & S. of Powder Springs rd., leaving Wheeler to guard the rt. flank. Maj. Gen. W. W. Loring had his headquarters at "Oakton", the Wilder house.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 57.997′ N, 84° 33.69′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Kennesaw Avenue 0 miles north of St. Marys Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee Indian Trail Tree (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Residence of Alice McLellan Birney
"Oakton" Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
2. "Oakton" Marker
Looking south on Kennesaw Avenue, toward downtown Marietta
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Archibald Howell Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clarke Library Building (approx. one mile away); Johnston's Line East of Kennesaw (approx. one mile away); Kennesaw House (approx. 1.1 miles away); UDC And Kennesaw House (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Kennesaw House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
"Oakton" Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
3. "Oakton" Marker
Looking north on Kennesaw Avenue, toward Kennesaw Mountain
"Oakton" Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
4. "Oakton" Marker
With Oakton, the Wilder house, in the background
"Oakton" image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
5. "Oakton"
The former John R. Wilder house is privately owned.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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