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Varnell in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Varnell Home

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By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
1. Historic Varnell Home Marker
Inscription. This historic home was built in 1847 by “Dry Dan Dold” for M. P. Varnell, a pioneer settler of this community. In the War Between the States, this home was used as a temporary hospital by Federals and Confederates. Several skirmishes and engagements were fought around this place in May, 1864. Gen. Joe Wheeler and his Confederate Cavalry attacked here on May 12, 1864, and drove Federals from this town, killing and wounding more than 150. Federals immediately returned, and this home was used as Headquarters by several Federal commanders. Many “minnie balls” struck this house in the battles fought here.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 53.963′ N, 84° 58.59′ W. Marker is in Varnell, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on South Spring Street (Georgia Route 201) 0.1 miles south of Main Street (Georgia Route 2), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Varnell GA 30756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Road (approx.
Historic Varnell Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
2. Historic Varnell Home Marker
1.7 miles away); Joseph Standing Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Military Operations in Crow Valley (approx. 2.3 miles away); Harris' Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away); Campaign for Atlanta Began Here (approx. 2.7 miles away); 4th Corps' Route to Tunnel Hill (approx. 3 miles away); Crow Valley (approx. 3.7 miles away); Schofield's 23d Corps in Crow Valley (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varnell.
 
Regarding Historic Varnell Home. The Varnell Home still exists, now owned by the City of Varnell. At this time (2011) only the brick walls stand, with no porch or roof, as it is being completely restored. All work is being done by prisoners from the Georgia Department of Corrections, which has reconstructed or restored a number of public buildings in Georgia. While they are working on the house a Corrections Officer requested that no photos be taken of the house, which will be used as a museum when completed.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Historic Varnell Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
3. Historic Varnell Home Marker
Looking north on South Spring Street toward Main Street in Varnell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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