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Riverdale in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Renfroe's Plantation

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Renfroe's Plantation Marker
Inscription. The John Renfroe house, which stood near this crossroads, marked the right flank of Federal troops moving eastward toward the Macon R. R. (Central of Georgia) in August 1864.

It was the converging point of the 15th, 16th, & 17th corps of the Army of the Tennessee, commanded by Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard.

These troops, marching from Shadnor Church & Fairburn, arrived here mid-afternoon on the 30th, but finding no water, moved on E. to the Flint River via the direct Jonesboro rd. where, together with Kilpatrick’s cavalry, they forced the river crossings under Confederate fire & secured positions just west of the town.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.017′ N, 84° 24.883′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 85 and Georgia Route 138, on the right when traveling south on State Route 85. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale GA 30274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Couch House
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Renfroe's Plantation Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Hardee’s Detour (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Howard's March to Jonesboro (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle of Jonesboro The First Day (approx. 3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Renfroe's Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Renfroe's Plantation Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 85 toward Atlanta
Renfroe's Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Renfroe's Plantation Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 85 at the intersection with Georgia Highway 138 and toward Fayettevillel beyond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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