Atlanta in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Aug. 31, 1864. Troops of the Federal 23rd & 4th A. C., marching east from Red Oak, passed this house enroute to the Macon & Western (now the C. of Ga. R. R.) which was seized at points above & below Quick Station (Forest Park). This move severed the last of the railroads entering Atlanta & forced Gen. Hood [CS] to abandon the city -- night of Sept. 1st. The seizure of the R. R. was coincident with the first of the two battles in Hardeeís [CS] defense of Jonesboro.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 36.933′ N, 84° 24.217′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Clark Howell Highway and Blalock Industrial Boulevard (State Highway 331), on the right when traveling north on Clark Howell Highway. Touch for map. The marker is just northwest of the intersection of Clark Howell Highway and Georgia Highway 85. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30349, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Extended Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site: The Mann House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bairdís Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Marcus Long Crossroads (was approx. 1.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Transfer Point (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rough and Ready (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jonesboro Threatened (approx. 2.2 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.