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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Floyd County, Georgia
Adjacent to Floyd County, Georgia
▶ Bartow County (103) ▶ Chattooga County (7) ▶ Gordon County (44) ▶ Polk County (9) ▶ Walker County (358) ▶ Cherokee County, Alabama (38)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|