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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Floyd County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Floyd County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Floyd County, GA (43) Bartow County, GA (129) Chattooga County, GA (10) Gordon County, GA (75) Polk County, GA (24) Walker County, GA (371) Cherokee County, AL (44)  FloydCounty(43) Floyd County (43)  BartowCounty(129) Bartow County (129)  ChattoogaCounty(10) Chattooga County (10)  GordonCounty(75) Gordon County (75)  PolkCounty(24) Polk County (24)  WalkerCounty(371) Walker County (371)  CherokeeCountyAlabama(44) Cherokee County (44)
Rome is the county seat for Floyd County
Adjacent to Floyd County, Georgia
      Bartow County (129)  
      Chattooga County (10)  
      Gordon County (75)  
      Polk County (24)  
      Walker County (371)  
      Cherokee County, Alabama (44)  
 
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1Georgia (Floyd County), Armuchee — 057-5 — Farmer’s Bridge Armuchee Creek
May 15, 1864. Monty’s Brigade of Garrard’s Cav. scouting toward Rome in advance of the infantry column, Davis’ div. (14th A.C.) [US], encountered Brig. Gen. L.S. Ross’ Texas brigade (Jackson’s Cav. div.) [CS] at Farmer’s Bridge. Ross was driven to . . . Map (db m30563) HM
2Georgia (Floyd County), Armuchee — 057-4 — Floyd Springs
Garrard’s Cavalry [US], having left Villanow, May 14, 1864, passed Floyd Springs May 15, enroute to Farmer’s Bridge & Rome. After scouting toward Rome, the Cav. withdrew & camped here. May 16. Returning toward Lay’s Ferry (near Resaca), Garrard met . . . Map (db m30562) HM
3Georgia (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
4Georgia (Floyd County), Cave Spring — “First Blood Shed by the Georgians”
Seventeen white families from Georgia and Alabama illegally took possession of Cherokee homes here in the Beaver Dam settlement in February 1830. Cherokee Chief John Ross responded by sending a mounted police force, the Light Horse Brigade, to evict . . . Map (db m197528) HM
5Georgia (Floyd County), Cave Spring — 1920 Chesapeake & Ohio RR Caboose
Chesapeake & Ohio RR Route: Dalton, Rome, Anniston, with stops in Cave Spring & Spring Garden, AL 1850s to post-Civil War. • Southern RR operated the Dalton-Anniston line from 1894 to 1970s. • Local historical documents show lively health spa . . . Map (db m197523) HM
6Georgia (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
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7Georgia (Floyd County), Cave Spring — The Trail Where They Cried — Trail of Tears National Historic Trail —
The Cherokee Nation once spread across Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. It was home to thousands of men, women, and children. The 1830 Indian Removal Act required that the Cherokee surrender their land and move west. Many actively . . . Map (db m197525) HM
8Georgia (Floyd County), Coosa — 057-14 — Dr. Elizur and Esther Butler, Missionaries to the Cherokees
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
9Georgia (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
10Georgia (Floyd County), Lindale — 057-12 — Medora Field PerkersonAuthor - 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
11Georgia (Floyd County), Mount Berry — Berry CollegeFounded 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
12Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 57-4 — Admiral John Henry Towers1885-1955
John Henry Towers was born at this site on January 30, 1885. Reared in Rome, Towers graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906. As one of the Navy's pioneer aviators, Towers set early records for flying. Preceding Charles Lindbergh's historic . . . Map (db m171065) HM
13Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Anchor Duck Mills World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of our fellow workers who died defending America's eternal freedoms men from Anchor Duck Mills James Wm. Adams 1922-1944 • Robert L. Etheridge 1921-1944 • Jack A. Gunter 1917-1942 • Doyce F. . . . Map (db m171107) WM
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14Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Battle of Hightower Monument
This tablet was placed here by Xavier Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Oct. 10, 1901 to mark the battlefield on which in Oct. 12, 1793 Gen'l John Sevier met and conquered the Indians under their leader King . . . Map (db m171090) HM
15Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 57-3 — Berry Schools' Old Mill
From the mill’s 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
16Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Carnegie Librarycirca 1911
One of twenty four Georgia libraries funded by immigrant and philanthropist Andrew CarnegieMap (db m171068) HM
17Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 57-1 — Chieftains
At this house’s 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
18Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793 while teaching in Georgia. His invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the economy of the American South. With the cotton gin it became easier and quicker to separate the fiber from the seed. Before the . . . Map (db m171083) HM
19Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-6 — Davis’ March to Rome
May 16, 1864. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis’ div. (14th A.C.) [US] left Sugar Valley via roads west of the Oostanaula River to outflank Johnston’s forces [CS] retreating from Resaca. Davis had been informed that Farmer’s Bridge on Armuchee Cr. was an . . . Map (db m30825) HM
20Georgia (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
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21Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Ellen Axson Wilson1860-1914
Ellen Axson Wilson was First Lady of the United States (1913-1914) when her husband, Woodrow Wilson became our 28th President. She grew up in Rome, where her father, the Rev. Samuel Edward Axson, was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. . . . Map (db m171076) HM
22Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Ellen Louise Axson WilsonWife 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 Rome’s . . . Map (db m39430) HM
23Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-7 — Federal Occupation of Rome
May 18, 1864. Davis’ 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. Davis’ seizure of Rome was incident to a move E. toward Kingston upon . . . Map (db m30826) HM
24Georgia (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
25Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Floyd County World War I Memorial
In memorial to the young men of Floyd County who responded to their country's call in the 1917 World's War 1919 and in memory of those who gave their lives Thomas E. Crafton • William J. Attaway • Carl Davis • James P. Weeems • A. . . . Map (db m171066) WM
26Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-8 — French’s Div. at Rome
May 16, 1864. Maj. Gen. S.G. French, in person, reached Rome from Ala., enroute with his div. (Polk’s A.C.), to join Johnston’s army [CS] at Cassville. Sears’ brigade was sent to Kingston that night. May 17. Ector’s, resisting Davis’ approach on . . . Map (db m30828) HM
27Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 57-2 — General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom1834-1864
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
28Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-1 — Georgia’s 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
29Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Here Lies in Honored Glory an American Soldier
Pvt. Charles W. Graves In March, 1922 the troopship Cambria returned the final 1,065 bodies of the known dead to the United States. The last body removed was Charles W. Graves, designated as “Representative of the Nation's Known Dead . . . Map (db m171150) WM
30Georgia (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 1 mi. S.E. May 17, 18, 1864: Brig. Gen. K. Garrard's (2d) div. of Elliott's Cavalry Corps, . . . Map (db m11455) HM
31Georgia (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
32Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — 057-9 — Martha Berry’s Birthplace
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
33Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Myrtle Hill Cemetery The City of Rome established Myrtle Hill Cemetery in 1857, successor to Rome's first burial place, Oak Hill Cemetery/West Seventh Avenue. Originally Myrtle Hill did not include this triangular area at the foot of the . . . Map (db m171109) HM
34Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Old Town Clock Museum
Since 1872, the original, mechanical clockworks that serve as the centerpiece of this museum have been keeping time in Rome's most famous landmark, the Old Town Clock. The City Clock, as the tower is popularly known, houses a 250,000 gallon water . . . Map (db m171072) HM
35Georgia (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
36Georgia (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 1800’s, three small boys from Lavendar Mountain . . . Map (db m88397) HM
37Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Spanish-American War Monument
“You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined” President McKinley Dedicated to the veterans of 1898 to 1902 by Department of Georgia National Auxiliary United Spanish . . . Map (db m171069) WM
38Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — The Fallen
"They went with songs to battle, they were young straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted. They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall not grow old as we grow old; Age . . . Map (db m171148) WM
39Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — The McDougald Family of Georgia
I call upon all who love freedom to stand with us now. — Dwight D. Eisenhower United States of America Time Line of Wars 1775-1783 American Revolution • 1812-1815 War of 1812 • 1846-1847 Mexican War • 1861-1865 American Civil War • . . . Map (db m171145) HM WM
40Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — The Noble Brothers Foundry“More Harm Than Any One Regiment” — Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails —
Located on the south side of Broad Street at First Avenue on the banks of the Etowah River in downtown Rome was the Noble Brothers and Company foundry, one of the most iron manufacturing businesses in the South. English-born James Noble, Sr. and his . . . Map (db m171078) HM
41Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — The Old Town Clock
Situated on one of Rome's seven hills in the center of the city and atop the first water reservoir. The reservoir was designed by Mr. John Noble to serve the new water system installed in 1871. The picturesque clock was made by the E. Howard Clock . . . Map (db m171073) HM
42Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — The Woman Who Saved Football in Georgia
Vonalbade Gammon (b. 1879), a Rome native, entered UGA in 1896. He quarterbacked UGA's undefeated team coached by Glenn “Pop” Warner, and played against Auburn coached by John Heisman, on October 30, 1897. In a game with UVa, Von . . . Map (db m171075) HM
43Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam Ayers, Lesley S. • Blanton, B. Alexander • Brock, James A. • Covington, William L. • Dixon, Donald W. • English, William W. Jr. • Finley, William E. • Fowler, William R. • Gantt, Johnny E. • Gollahon, John D. • Hall, Judson • Hayes, . . . Map (db m171146) WM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022