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Farmerís Bridge Armuchee Creek Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, May 7, 2010
Farmerís Bridge Armuchee Creek Marker
Georgia (Floyd County), Armuchee — 057-5 — Farmerís Bridge Armuchee Creek
May 15, 1864. Montyís Brigade of Garrardís Cav. scouting toward Rome in advance of the infantry column, Davisí div. (14th A.C.) [US], encountered Brig. Gen. L.S. Rossí Texas brigade (Jacksonís Cav. div.) [CS] at Farmerís Bridge. Ross was driven to . . . — Map (db m30563) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Armuchee — 057-4 — Floyd Springs
Garrardís Cavalry [US], having left Villanow, May 14, 1864, passed Floyd Springs May 15, enroute to Farmerís Bridge & Rome. After scouting toward Rome, the Cav. withdrew & camped here. May 16. Returning toward Layís Ferry (near Resaca), Garrard met . . . — Map (db m30562) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Armuchee — 057-13 — Site of Mountain School
Everett Springs Seminary, antecedent of the famous Martha Berry Schools, was chartered in 1889 in Floyd County. The school, which was in existence until 1908, was the first mountain school in Georgia which had boarding facilities for its students. . . . — Map (db m31361) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Cave Spring — 057-11 — Georgia School for the Deaf
In 1833, a deaf man, John Jacobus Flournoy, of Jackson County, great grandson of Jacob Flournoy, a French Huguenot, urging education for the deaf, interested Governor Wilson Lumpkin and the Georgia Legislature in the educational movement. At first . . . — Map (db m47908) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Coosa — 057-14 — Dr. Elizur and Esther Butler, Missionaries to the Cherokee Indians
Buried in the grave sixty feet south of this point is Esther Post Butler. Born in Connecticut on September 15, 1795, Post married Dr. Elizur Butler, physician and minister, in October 1820. The Butlers were sent by the American Board of . . . — Map (db m109589) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Coosa — Sardis Presbyterian Church & Cemetery
The first residence of missionaries sent in 1821 to establish the Turnip Mountain Mission to the Cherokees was located on this site, just north of the Cemetery wall. The mission, later known as Haweis, was built two miles to the east. Sardis . . . — Map (db m11522) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Lindale — 057-12 — Medora Field Perkerson ó Author - Newspaper Columnist
Medora Field (1892-1960) was born nearby on the site of the present Lindale Baptist Church. In her early twenties she became a member of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine staff, and later was married to Angus Perkerson, its editor. . . . — Map (db m46882) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Mount Berry — Berry College ó Founded By Martha Berry 1866-1942
Starting with a Sunday School in a log cabin one mile south of here, Martha Berry founded a boarding school for rural boys in 1902 on 83 acres of land, adding a school for girls in 1909. From this humble beginning, Berry College grew and, during . . . — Map (db m47471) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 57-3 — Berry Schools' Old Mill
From the millís construction in 1930 , students under the supervision of a miller used the Old Mill to produce corn meal and food stuffs for the Berry Schools. The Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company donated the iron hub, while students built . . . — Map (db m9488) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 57-1 — Chieftains
At this houseís core is the 1790s log home of Major Ridge (c.1771-1839), a leader in the Cherokee Nation. His 223-acre plantation supported numerous outbuildings, orchards and slaves while the family served as ferryboat operators and merchants. It . . . — Map (db m14981) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-6 — Davisí March to Rome
May 16, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davisí div. (14th A.C.) [US] left Sugar Valley via roads west of the Oostanaula River to outflank Johnstonís forces [CS] retreating from Resaca. Davis had been informed that Farmerís Bridge on Armuchee Cr. was an . . . — Map (db m30825) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-16 — De Soto In Georgia
In May 1539 Hernando de Soto landed in Florida with over 600 people, 220 horses and mules, and a herd of swine reserved for famine. Fired by his success in Pizarro's conquest of Peru. De Soto had been granted the rights, by the King of . . . — Map (db m30462) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Ellen Louise Axson Wilson ó Wife of the 28th President of the United States
Born in Savannah, Georgia, May 15, 1860 Moved to Rome, Georgia, March 1866 Graduated from Rome Female College, 1876 Attended New York Art Students League, 1884-1885 Her father, The Rev. Mr. Samuel Edward Axson was pastor of Romeís First . . . — Map (db m39430) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-7 — Federal Occupation of Rome
May 18, 1864. Davisí div., (14th A.C.) [US], moving from Resaca via W. bank of the Oostanaula, forced passage of the river against Confederate opposition & captured the city. Davisí seizure of Rome was incident to a move E. toward Kingston upon . . . — Map (db m30826) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-10 — Floyd County
Floyd County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 out of Cherokee County. Originally, it included parts of Chattooga, Polk and Gordon Counties. Early settlers came from Tenn., S.C., and older parts of Ga. The county was named for Maj. Gen. John Floyd . . . — Map (db m30671) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-8 — Frenchís Div. at Rome
May 16, 1864. Maj. Gen. S.G. French, in person, reached Rome from Ala., enroute with his div. (Polkís A.C.), to join Johnstonís army [CS] at Cassville. Searsí brigade was sent to Kingston that night. May 17. Ectorís, resisting Davisí approach on . . . — Map (db m30828) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 57-2 — General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom ó 1834-1864
Thomas E.G. Ransom enlisted as captain of Company E, 11th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1861. Wounded four times, he won honors at Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Red River. Rising steadily through the ranks, Ransom led the 17th Corps, Army of . . . — Map (db m111658) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-1 — Georgiaís Paul Revere
Along this road John H. Wisdom rode from Gadsden, Ala. to warn that a Federal force of over 2,000 men was approaching Rome to occupy the town, destroy foundries making ammunition for the Confederates and to cut Confederate communications (May 2, . . . — Map (db m30626) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-3 — Hermitage
Home of Joseph Watters (1792 - 1866), pioneer settler in Floyd County; an admirer of Andrew Jackson, he named it 'Hermitage.' A settlement of that name is 1mi. S. E. May 17, 18, 1864: Brig. Gen. K. Garrard's (2d) div. of Elliott's Cavalry Corps, . . . — Map (db m11455) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Major Ridge
Principal Chief of the Cherokee Tribe of Indians, moved to this spot about 1794 and built this dwelling. Modernized by later owners. His ferry & trading post made this farm a tribal center. Here was negotiated final treaty for the Cherokee . . . — Map (db m15071) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-9 — Martha Berryís Birthplace ó Ľ——→
Martha Berry, founder of the Berry Schools, was born and lived here at “Oak Hill.” Daughter of Capt. Tom Berry, wealthy plantation owner, she devoted her life to providing educational opportunities for the children of her less fortunate . . . — Map (db m31330) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Opera Alley
Opera Alley was a walkway adjacent to the Nevin Opera House at 321 Broad Street. The opera house, which opened in September of 1880, was built by Mr. M.A. Nevin. The alley, donated to the city by Mr. Nevin was officially declared a city . . . — Map (db m12318) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-15 — Original Cabin
This cabin, birthplace of The Berry Schools, (now Berry College and Berry Academy) was built as a playhouse for Martha Berry and her brothers and sisters shortly after the Civil War. Here, in the late 1800ís, three small boys from Lavendar Mountain . . . — Map (db m88397) HM

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