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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Henry County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Henry 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 Henry County, GA (37) Butts County, GA (14) Clayton County, GA (51) DeKalb County, GA (113) Newton County, GA (34) Rockdale County, GA (8) Spalding County, GA (198)  HenryCounty(37) Henry County (37)  ButtsCounty(14) Butts County (14)  ClaytonCounty(51) Clayton County (51)  DeKalbCounty(113) DeKalb County (113)  NewtonCounty(34) Newton County (34)  RockdaleCounty(8) Rockdale County (8)  SpaldingCounty(198) Spalding County (198)
McDonough is the county seat for Henry County
Adjacent to Henry County, Georgia
      Butts County (14)  
      Clayton County (51)  
      DeKalb County (113)  
      Newton County (34)  
      Rockdale County (8)  
      Spalding County (198)  
 
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1Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — "The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station"Captain Edward Croft's Flying Artillery of Columbus, Georgia
At first light of August 20, 1864, Confederate General Sul Ross’s Texas Cavalry had located Kilpatrick’s retreating Federals near Lee’s Mill and fought their rear guard as they took the road that led southward to the McDonough Road. This road took . . . Map (db m70136) HM
2Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Bill ElliottHampton Speed Lane — 2014 —
Winner of the first Winston Million in NASCAR history. Achieved 44 wins, 55 career poles and raced in 828 races. Inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015.Map (db m187112) HM
3Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Bobby AllisonHampton Speed Lane — 2017 —
85 career NASCAR Cup Series wins, 1983 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, One of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers, member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Map (db m187109) HM
4Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Bruton SmithHampton Speed Lane — 2016 —
Founder of Speedway Motorsports Inc. and Speedway Children's Charities. Operator of Atlanta Motor Speedway and 7 other NASCAR tracks. Inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2016.Map (db m187110) HM
5Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — 075-7 — Cavalry Skirmish at Bear Creek Station
On Nov. 16, 1864, Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry (Federal) struck the advance of Iverson's cavalry (Confederate) at Lovejoy's Station, 4 mi. N. and drove it south to Bear Creek Station (Hampton), 1 mile E. where Iverson halted to reform . . . Map (db m176707) HM
6Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Dale EarnhardtHampton Speed Lane — 2019 —
Known as “The Intimidator”. Seven time NASCAR Cup series champion. NASCAR Hall of Fame member with 76 wins including nine victories at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayMap (db m187115) HM
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7Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Darrell WaltripHampton Speed Lane — 2018 —
Winner of three NASCAR Cup series championships and 84 NASCAR Cup series races. Three time Atlanta Motor Speedway winner. 2012 inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Voted one of the 50 greatest NASCAR drivers of all time.Map (db m187107) HM
8Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Davey AllisonHampton Speed Lane — 2017 —
Famed Member of the “Alabama Gang”. Had 14 Pole Positions and 19 Wins in 191 Career NASCAR Cup Series Starts.Map (db m187108) HM
9Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — David RaganHampton Speed Lane — 2020 —
Native of Unadilla, Ga. - veteran of 14 NASCAR Cup series seasons. Two career Cup series wins in 2011 at Daytona and 2013 at Talladega. Began career in Legends racing program at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Map (db m187105) HM
10Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Dr. W.E. (Brother Bill) BrannonHampton Speed Lane — 2018 —
Area pastor with over 25 years of loyal and faithful service to the local and NASCAR racing communities and Atlanta Motor Speedway. A friend to all who knew him and a champion of God's word through his many areas of ministry.Map (db m187106) HM
11Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Hampton Depot
Completed in 1881 to accommodate the local cotton crops, this was the largest depot between Atlanta and Savannah.Map (db m187104) HM
12Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Jeff GordonHampton Speed Lane — 2016 —
Four time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, achieved 93 career wins, 81 pole positions, raced in 797 races over 24 years. First race was in 1992 at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayMap (db m187114) HM
13Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Kilpatrick's Raid
After the failed McCook and Stoneman raids, Union Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman mounted one last effort to cut Atlanta's railroads with his cavalry. Just before dark, August 18, 1864, Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick led 4,500 troupers of the 2nd and 3rd . . . Map (db m9843) HM
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14Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Kilpatrick's Raid at the Nash FarmAugust 20, 1864
As the last of Minty’s skirmishers withdrew, Kilpatrick and Eli Murray realign King’s 3rd and 5th Kentucky to confront the quiescent Confederate infantry. At the other end of the field, facing the opposite direction, Fielder Jones’ brigade, Captain . . . Map (db m70151) HM
15Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks"The Pride Of The Central Of Georgia Railroad"
The highlight of Ed Waterhouse’s railroad career came in 1892 when he was assigned as engineer of the “Nancy Hanks,” the South’s first non-stop steamliner, and the pride of the Central of Georgia railroad. Running between Atlanta and . . . Map (db m95146) HM
16Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Rex WhiteHampton Speed Lane — our honored 2013 driver —
Rex White won 6 NASCAR Grand National races and claimed the 1960 championship in his #4 Chevrolet. He won 28 NASCAR Grand National races in his 233 career starts and retired at age 35. He lives in Fayetteville, GA.Map (db m187111) HM
17Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — Richard PettyHampton Speed Lane
Seven time NASCAR Champion, achieved 200 wins, 127 career poles, raced in 1185 races in 35 seasons. Ran final race Nov. 15, 1992 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.Map (db m187113) HM
18Georgia, Henry County, Hampton — The "Right Flank" on the McDonough RoadAnd the Campsites of Hood's Army of Tennessee — September 2-18, 1864 —
After Hardee’s & Lee’s Confederate forces lose the first day’s battle at Jonesboro on August 31, 1864, Confederate Lt. General John Bell Hood, inside the fortifications of Atlanta, realizes that the last remaining railroad line that supplied Atlanta . . . Map (db m70148) WM
19Georgia, Henry County, Locust Grove — R3 — Locust GroveThe Federal “Right Wing” Advances — Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails —
Leaving McDonough on Thursday, November 17, 1864, the Federal 15th and 17th Corps separated and marched generally southeast using multiple roads. They comprised the “Right Wing” of Major General William T. Sherman's army, led by Major General Oliver . . . Map (db m186577) HM
20Georgia, Henry County, Locust Grove — 075-8 — Locust Grove Institute1894 - 1929
Born in 1894 of a community mass meeting called for the purpose by B. J.W. Graham, Pastor of the Locust Grove Baptist Church, Locust Grove Institute was started as a coeducational school by the citizens of Locust Grove who gave the land and an . . . Map (db m21341) HM
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21Georgia, Henry County, Locust Grove — 075-6 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 17, 1864, the right wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army [US] marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planter’s Factory on the Ocmulgee River, where it was to cross into Jasper County the next day. At this point, Woods’ and Hazen’s divisions of . . . Map (db m21325) HM
22Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — Clements Log Cabin — Heritage Park Historical Village —
Turner Hunt Clements, an early settler, built this log cabin in the 1820's. It originally stood on Georgia Highway 20, northeast of McDonough and is one of the oldest buildings in Henry County. The last to live in this cabin were George and Shirley . . . Map (db m103149) HM
23Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — Detached Cookhouse — Heritage Park Historical Village —
Cookhouses were often built as separate structures from the main family dwelling prior to the 1930's. This arrangement was due to the fire hazard posed by kitchens of that day. If fire was to break out in the kitchen, it could be contained there . . . Map (db m103148) HM
24Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — 075-1 — Henry County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 & December 24, 1821, is named for Patrick Henry, Revolutionary patriot, orator and statesman, largely responsible for the Bill of Rights and known best for his words “Give me liberty or . . . Map (db m21340) HM
25Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — Lane's Place — Heritage Park Historical Village —
Lane's country store was built in 1921 and originally stood at the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Highway 42 in Stockbridge. It served officially as the company store for the quarry, but unofficially it was the social haunt for men in that . . . Map (db m103151) HM
26Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — McDonough Public Library — Heritage Park Historical Village —
This building served as McDonough's library from 1953 until the 1970s. George Alexander, president of Planter's Warehouse and Lumber Company, donated one of their storage buildings in order to get a city library started. It remained in use as a . . . Map (db m103146) HM
27Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — R2 — McDonough SquareA Promise Broken — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
By Wednesday evening, November 16, 1864, after marching that day from the vicinity of Stockbridge, two Federal infantry corps camped at locations around McDonough, the seat of Henry County. The 17th Corps, more than 11,000 strong and commanded by . . . Map (db m186572) HM
28Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — Miller's Saw Mill Replica — Heritage Park Historical Village —
The saw mill was manufactured after World War II (1940's) by Corinth Machinery Company and is a replica of the saw mill used at Miller's Mill on Hwy. 155 North. The planning mill is a Berlin No. 108 Open-Side Moulder manufactured in early 1900's and . . . Map (db m103143) HM
29Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — Ola Schoolhouse — Heritage Park Historical Village —
Prior to the 1950s, the "one room schoolhouse" was a standard feature in rural America. All students, regardless of age or grade, were frequently taught in one large classroom. This building served as the Ola Elementary School on Snapping Shoals . . . Map (db m103147) HM
30Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — 075-9 — Shingleroof Campground
Shortly after this section of land in Henry County was ceded to the State of Georgia by the Creek Indians in the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1823, camp meetings were held here under brush arbors. In 1831, 100¼ acres of land was purchased by the . . . Map (db m14531) HM
31Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — Steam Locomotive — Heritage Park Historical Village —
This H.K. Porter Steam Engine, Tank 0-4-0 locomotive is similar to the one involved in the Camp Creek Wreck of 1900 in McDonough. Coincidentally, the locomotive's number is the same as that of the Camp Creek engine: the "Old #7." This locomotive was . . . Map (db m103145) HM
32Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — The Brown House
[First plaque] Built by Andrew McBride Revolutionary soldier in the 1820s Dedicated by Governor Robert Daniell Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Colonists [Second plaque] This property . . . Map (db m186575) HM
33Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — The Huey UH-1H Was the Work Horse of Vietnam
This Huey UH-1H model 205 Serial Number 72-21481 was manufactured by Bell Helicopter in 1972. The helicopter was placed in service at Fort Rucker, Ozark, Alabama as the commanding General's Helicopter. The helicopter was in military service until . . . Map (db m103410) HM
34Georgia, Henry County, McDonough — 075-5 — The Right Wing at McDonough
On the night of Nov. 16, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman's army (USA), which had marched from Atlanta the morning before on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in and near McDonough. Hq. Department and Army of the . . . Map (db m44079) HM
35Georgia, Henry County, Stockbridge — Floyd Chapel Baptist Church
Floyd Chapel Baptist Church was a safe place for African Americans to worship in the early 1800s. One of the first churches in Stockbridge, its original location was approximately 1.5 miles north, off of what is now called East Atlanta Road. A . . . Map (db m103188) HM
36Georgia, Henry County, Stockbridge — 075-2 — The Orphan Brigade
1864. Activities in Atlanta indicating a new offensive by Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had occupied that area since Sept. 2nd, units of Gen. Wheeler’s cavalry corps [CS] were posted on all roads to the south. On Nov. 15th, the advance of . . . Map (db m44107) HM
37Georgia, Henry County, Stockbridge — 075-4 — The Right Wing at Stockbridge
On the night of Nov. 15, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman's army [US] camped near Stockbridge on its destructive March to the Sea. The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) camped between Stone Mountain and Lithonia. . . . Map (db m44102) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023