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Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker
Georgia (Polk County), Aragon — 115-2 — Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring
The spring 175 yds. E. was the camping place of Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge’s 16th A.C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US], May 23, 1864, enroute from the Etowah River to Dallas, Paulding County. May 24. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis’ (2nd) div., . . . — Map (db m20229) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Aragon — 115-3 — Logan’s 15th Corps at Swaintown
May 23, 1864. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s 15th A.C. [US], camped here at Euharlee Cr., on the site of old Swaintown while Maj. Gen. G.M. Dodge’s 16th A.C. [US] camped at Peek’s Spring one mile Northwest. These two A.C., comprising McPherson’s Army . . . — Map (db m20230) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Aragon — 115-1B — McPherson’s March to Dallas
May 23, 1864. The Army of the Tennessee [US], consisting of Logan’s 15th & Dodge’s 16th A.C., crossed the Etowah River at Woolley's Bridge & by Old Macedonia Church & roads not now existing, reached this, the intersection with the Old Alabama Rd., . . . — Map (db m20227) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Cedartown — 115-6 — Big Spring Park
Asa Prior, born in Virginia about 1785, pioneered into this valley and purchased a large tract of land including this spring and Cedar Creek in 1834. In 1852 he deeded the spring and 10 adjacent acres to the City of Cedartown. Another pioneer, Mr. . . . — Map (db m35812) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Cedartown — 115-7 — Ivy Ledbetter LeeFounder of Modern Public Relations — 1877~1934
Ivy Ledbetter Lee, public relations expert, author, lecturer, and philanthropist, was born July 16, 1877, near Cedartown. He attended Emory College for two years and then went to Princeton, where he earned his A.B. in 1898, paying his way by working . . . — Map (db m35795) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Cedartown — 115-1A — Polk County
Created December 20, 1851 and named for President James Knox Polk. Cedartown is fittingly named for the trees which flourish in this beautiful valley. The city is a railroad center, has a thriving textile industry, and a large paper mill. . . . — Map (db m35738) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Cedartown — 115-8 — Sterling Holloway1905 - 1992
Sterling Price Holloway, Jr., like his father, was named for Confederate General Sterling "Pap" Price. He was born on this site and went to school here then attended the Georgia Military Academy in College Park, now Woodward Academy. He later . . . — Map (db m35342) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Cedartown — Trail of Tears Cherokee"Walk in their Footsteps"
The area surrounding the Cedartown Big Springs was first inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The land was prized for its abundance of sparkling spring water and shade-providing cedar trees. The Cherokee people lived here peacefully until May 26, 1838 . . . — Map (db m107439) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Rockmart — 115-5 — Old Van Wert Polk County
County seat of Paulding when that county was created in 1832; inc. 1838. Named for Isaac Van Wert & John Paulding, two of the captors of Major Andre. Polk County was organized in 1851 from parts of Floyd and Paulding; this placed Van Wert in Polk . . . — Map (db m35778) HM

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