“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Rockdale County Georgia Historical Markers

“Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
“Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler Marker
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — 122-3 — “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler
Near this spot, May 9, 1865, Major General Joseph Wheeler, C.S.A., and part of his staff were captured by Federal troops who were pursuing President Jefferson Davis. Gen. Wheeler was released at Athens but, later, was again arrested and sent north . . . — Map (db m19818) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — 122-2 — Conyers Methodist Church
Conyers Methodist Church was organized in 1852 by Rev. John L. Stewart, Rev. Joel Stansell, Rev. David T. White. The present building, fourth on the site, was dedicated in 1902 by Bishop Warren A. Candler and Rev. M. L. Troutman, pastor. This church . . . — Map (db m35928) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — L2 — Conyers StationWar Comes to Conyers — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
Had you been standing near this spot at midday on Thursday, November 17, 1864, looking west along the railroad track, you would have seen Union Major General William T. Sherman ride into Conyers with Brigadier General William P. Carlin's 1st . . . — Map (db m113309) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — L5 — Hightower TrailFederal Troops March Past Philadelphia Church — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
Just imagine, on Tuesday, November 15, 1864, you look west and see the smoke and red sky from the burning of Atlanta. In fear and apprehension you wonder where Union Major General William T. Sherman's army is heading next. Two days later, on . . . — Map (db m113348) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — Rev. Henry Quigg, D.D.
Born Ireland 1826, Died Conyers, Georgia 1907. A.B., B.D. Erskine College, D.D. Emory University. Ordained September 26, 1856 by Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Pastor Hopewell 1856 - 1867. Joined Atlanta Presbytery, U.S. . . . — Map (db m20913) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — 122-1 — Rockdale County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature October 18, 1870, is named for Rockdale Church, so called for the fine underlying granite strata. Conyers, the County Site, was incorporated in 1854 and named for a prominent physician. Smyrna Camp . . . — Map (db m35930) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — 122-4 — Sherman at Conyers
On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, Morgan’s division, 14th Corps, of the Left Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had marched from Atlanta on the 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in this immediate vicinity with headquarters in . . . — Map (db m19820) HM

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