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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cobb County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Cobb 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 Cobb County, GA (208) Bartow County, GA (129) Cherokee County, GA (8) Douglas County, GA (3) Fulton County, GA (466) Paulding County, GA (43)  CobbCounty(208) Cobb County (208)  BartowCounty(129) Bartow County (129)  CherokeeCounty(8) Cherokee County (8)  DouglasCounty(3) Douglas County (3)  FultonCounty(466) Fulton County (466)  PauldingCounty(43) Paulding County (43)
Marietta is the county seat for Cobb County
Adjacent to Cobb County, Georgia
      Bartow County (129)  
      Cherokee County (8)  
      Douglas County (3)  
      Fulton County (466)  
      Paulding County (43)  
 
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1Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-31 — Dallas – Acworth Road
On County Line Road NW at Due West Road NW, on the right when traveling north on County Line Road NW.
June 2, 1864. The rt. of Johnston’s Dallas - New Hope line -- a short distance E. of road, was held by Bate’s Div. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] after being pressed back by Fed. 23d A. C. June 3. Walker’s Div. of Hardee, prolonged Bate’s line N. E., . . . Map (db m17015) HM
2Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-33 — Hood & Hardee Withdraw E. to R.R.New Hope & Gilgal Church Road.
On Due West Road NW at County Line Road NW, on the right when traveling west on Due West Road NW.
June 2-4, 1864. Hood’s A.C. was posted 1 mi. W. & Hardee’s A. C. was aligned along Dallas - Acworth rd., N. 1.5 mi to Burnt Hickory rd. - Confederate center & rt. These corps withdrew, along with rest of Johnston’s forces [CS], when the Federal 23d . . . Map (db m17016) HM
3Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-32 — James Foster HouseOld Burnt Hickory Road
On Burnt Hickory Road NW at County Line Road NW, on the right when traveling west on Burnt Hickory Road NW.
On June 2, 1864 pressure on right of Johnston’s line [CS] by 23rd A. C. [US] forced the rt. of Hardee’s Corps [CS] E. of the Dallas - Acworth road, enabling Schofield [US] to gain a position near the Foster House. Failing to get promised support . . . Map (db m17003) HM
4Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — Peters-Davenport Housecirca 1838
On Mars Hill Church Road at Rose Arbor Drive, on the right when traveling north on Mars Hill Church Road.
Dr. James Peters built his family’s homestead here. The original house was a very early version of a two-room frame structure with two doors and two chimneys. Outbuildings included a barn, well, privy, and summer kitchen. The original rooms had 10" . . . Map (db m30655) HM
5Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-29 — Site ~ Mason’s Bridge
On County Line Road, 0.1 miles east of Old Stilesboro, on the right when traveling west.
June 4, 1864. Ireland’s (3d) Brigade, Geary’s (2d) Div., 20th A.C., [US] seized, repaired & held Mason’s Bridge, which had been wrecked by Confederate forces retreating eastward. June 6. The Army of the Cumberland, [US] commanded by Maj. Gen. . . . Map (db m60588) HM
6Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-30 — Site of Old Allatoona Church
On County Line Road, 0 miles south of Kings Tree Pass, on the left when traveling south.
Extreme left of Federal line on the Dallas - New Hope front where Johnston’s & Sherman’s forces had been in daily conflict since May 25, 1864. June 3. Hovey’s (1st) Div., 23d A. C. [US] drove Armstrong’s cavalry [CS] from the road, thereby . . . Map (db m30259) HM
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7Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-34 — The Wm. Nickols House
On Dallas-Acworth Highway NW (Georgia Route 92) at North Shores Drive NW, on the right when traveling south on Dallas-Acworth Highway NW. Reported missing.
Hardee’s Corps [CS] marched by this road to points S. of New Hope Ch., from Stegall's Station (Emerson) May 23, 24, 1864. Hood’s Corps [CS] followed Hardee’s, May 24, 25, from Etowah River (at R. R. Bridge), reaching New Hope Ch. in time to check . . . Map (db m206288) HM
8Georgia, Cobb County, Austell — Causey - Maxham Housec. 1840
On Maxham Road at Salt Springs Place, on the right when traveling north on Maxham Road.
Israel Causey was one of the original pioneer settlers when he moved to Cobb County in 1833. The house, built during the gold rush era, is an example of a frame plain-style dwelling. At one time, his plantation contained more than 1,000 acres with . . . Map (db m33332) HM
9Georgia, Cobb County, Austell — Sweet Water Town Site
On Maxham Road, 0.1 miles north of Old Alabama Road, on the right when traveling south.
The surrounding land was once part of Sweet Water Town. Named for a Native American who lived in the area, this Cherokee Village was a trading center that was significant enough to have been referenced on maps as late as 1864. A series of land . . . Map (db m33422) HM
10Georgia, Cobb County, Clarkdale — Clarkdale Historic Districtc. 1931
On Newark Avenue SW at Newark Street SW, on the right when traveling south on Newark Avenue SW.
Clarkdale is significant as an intact industrial village, locally called a mill village. Built according to a master plan for the employees of Clark Thread Company, it evolved into a self-contained community with commercial, social and recreational . . . Map (db m33466) HM
11Georgia, Cobb County, Clarkdale — Clarkdale Mill Village Historic DistrictCirca 1931
On Austell Powder Springs Road at Bloomfield Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Austell Powder Springs Road.
The Clarkdale Thread Mill and its 96 bungalow style homes were designed by the J. E. Sirrine Company of Greenville, South Carolina, a company noted for progressive mill village planning, for the Clark Thread Company, a Scottish company with . . . Map (db m55279) HM
12Georgia, Cobb County, Clarkdale — Coats & Clark Thread Mill1931 – 1983
On Newark Street SW at Newark Avenue SW, on the right when traveling west on Newark Street SW.
In 1931 Clark Thread Company opened a spinning mill here, giving the local economy a boost during the Great Depression with the creation of approximately 650 new jobs. Baled cotton was spun into unfinished thread that was then shipped to a finishing . . . Map (db m33467) HM
13Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Assault on Pigeon Hill
On Burnt Hickory Road NW at Old Mountain Road NW, on the right when traveling east on Burnt Hickory Road NW.
Union Attackers failed to split the Confederate army here. On the morning of June 27, 1864, three brigades totaling 5,500 soldiers from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois charged toward Pigeon Hill. Advancing in battle lines astride Burnt . . . Map (db m87423) HM
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14Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Atlanta - Prize of War
On Kennesaw Mountain Drive, 1.7 miles south of Stilesboro Road NW, in the median.
Sherman aimed for the South's manufacturing and railroad hub. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman had two objectives during his Georgia campaign of 1864; defeat the Confederate army, and damage the South's war arsenals. By capturing . . . Map (db m81331) HM
15Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Battle of Gilgal Church
On Kennesaw Kue West Road NW, 0.2 miles east of Due West Road, on the right when traveling west.
June 15-17, 1864 U.S.: Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield. 3rd Div. 20th Corps. Army of the Cumberland. C.S.: Maj. Gen. Patrick R Cleburne. Cleburne’s Div. Hood’s Corps. Army of Tennessee.Map (db m62495) HM
16Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-40 — Big Shanty
On Cherokee Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Cherokee Street.
In 1838 - 41, a construction camp of laborers, grading & building the State R.R., was located at the spring approximately 250 yds. W. of here, where temporary structures (shanties) housed the workmen. Track level here, being some 345 ft. above . . . Map (db m30043) HM
17Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-35B — Camp McDonald>>>------>
On Cobb Parkway NW (U.S. 41) 0 miles north of Dobbs Drive, on the right when traveling south.
To the east were the parade grounds and tents of Camp McDonald, established by Governor Joseph E. Brown, June 1861, to train citizens for the defense of the Confederacy. Here Phillips Legion, and other Georgia units trained, then rendered valiant . . . Map (db m23099) HM
18Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Civil War Action Around Latimer’s Farm
On New Salem Road NW, 0 miles south of Stilesboro Road NW, on the right when traveling south.
Nineteenth-century farmer Ruben Latimer lived a mile southwest of this spot. He, his wife Sarah, their children and eleven slaves worked a modest self-sufficient farm where they raised livestock and grew cotton, corn and other food crops. In June . . . Map (db m17039) HM
19Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm
On Marietta Country Club Drive NW, 0.1 miles south of Lattimore Farm Drive NW, on the right when traveling south.
Nineteenth-century farmer Ruben Latimer lived a mile southwest of this spot. He, his wife Sarah, their children and eleven slaves worked a modest self-sufficient farm where they raised livestock and grew cotton, corn and other food crops. In June . . . Map (db m17040) HM
20Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Clash at KennesawKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Near Kennesaw Mountain Drive NW at Stilesboro Road NW.
This National Battlefield Park commemorates the Civil War battle fought here and the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. June 27, 1864, dawned hot and muggy. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s 100,000-man Union army faced Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s 65,000 . . . Map (db m70062) HM
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21Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Climax at Cheatham Hill
Near Cheatam Hill Drive SW, 0.6 miles south of Dallas Road SW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south.
Confederate defenders here defeated the main Union assault. On June 27, 1864, more than 8,000 Union infantrymen attacked an equal number of well-entrenched Confederates along this low-lying hill. One Tennessee veteran compared the . . . Map (db m87390) HM
22Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-2 — Due West Community
On Kennesaw Due West Road NW, 0.2 miles east of Due West Road NW, on the right when traveling west.
Site of Gilgal Primitive Baptist Church, a log structure and prominent landmark during military operations, June 5-17, 1864, in which church was destroyed. Cleburne’s Div., Confederate, was posted at the ch., the left of Johnston’s line [CS] after . . . Map (db m17680) HM
23Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Dueling Cannons
Near Kennesaw Mountain Drive, 1.6 miles south of Stilesboro Road NW.
On June 19, Capt. Charles L. Lumsden's Alabama battery on Big Kennesaw Mountain hit a railroad water tower, "scattering both water and nearby Yankees" — lucky shooting for smoothbore Napoleon cannon. But after the Confederates fired at the . . . Map (db m81564) HM
24Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-27 — Durham House
On Acworth-Due West Road, 0.2 miles north of Mars Hill Road, on the left when traveling north.
H’dq’rs of Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird, commanding 3d Div., 14th A. C., Army of the Cumberland, [US] June 6-10, 1864. Baird’s, together with 1st and 2d divisions, were camped along Proctor’s Cr., E. - a part of the concerted drive on Johnston’s . . . Map (db m17423) HM
25Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-49 — Federal 15th Corps
On Noonday Creek Trail (Old Highway 41) at Ridenour Road, on the left when traveling west on Noonday Creek Trail.
June 19, 1864. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s 15th A. C. [US] was deployed astride this, the old Marietta road; Smith’s 2d div., N. E. of it; Osterhaus’ 1st, S. W.; Harrow's 4th, in reserve. This was the 2d & final sector held by Sherman’s left wing on . . . Map (db m80729) HM
26Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-43 — Federal Occupation of Big Shanty
On North Main Street (Georgia Route 293), on the right when traveling north.
After the wide flanking movement W. & S. of Allatoona Mtns., Sherman's forces [US] regained the State R.R., at Acworth, June 6, 1864. June 9. Minty's & Wilder's brigades, Garrard's Cav., with Bennett's section, Chicago Board of Trade Battery, [US] . . . Map (db m5235) HM
27Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — General Leonidas Polk MemorialDeath Site Monument on Pine Mountain
Near Beaumont Drive NW, 0.5 miles south of Stilesboro Road.
South 1861. 1865. In Memory Of Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk Who fell on this spot June 14, 1864. Folding his arms across his breast, He stood gazing on the scenes below, Turning himself around as if To take a farewell view. Thus standing a cannon . . . Map (db m30827) HM
28Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Illinois Monument
Near Cheatam Hill Drive SW, 0.6 miles south of Dallas Road SW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south.
(front) Illinois Dedicated June 27, 1914 (rear) “Erected To the memory of the Illinois Soldiers who died on the battlefield of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27th, 1864. On this field the men of Col. . . . Map (db m87420) HM WM
29Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Locomotive "General"
On North Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
This tablet marks the spot at which the LOCOMOTIVE "GENERAL" was captured by Andrews' Raiders morning of April 12th, 1862 Capt. Jas. J. Andrews , with twenty volunteers from Sill's Brigade, Mitchell's Corps, U.S.A. and a citizen of Kentucky, . . . Map (db m20231) HM
30Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Monument to the Fallen
Near Cheatam Hill Drive SW, 0.6 miles south of Dallas Road SW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south.
Illinois veterans erected this memorial 50 years after the battle. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on July 27, 1864, caused the Union Army estimated 3,000 killed, wounded, or missing soldiers. The Confederates suffered fewer than 1,000 . . . Map (db m87418) HM
31Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-112 — Peachtree Trail
On Old 41 Highway (Georgia Route 293) west of Stilesboro Rd.
The Indians knew this trail as the route from the heart of the Cherokee Nation to Standing Peachtree, Creek village that grew into a trading post and fort just south of the Chattahoochee. Pioneers who used Montgomery’s Ferry at Standing Peachtree . . . Map (db m11482) HM
32Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-24 — Pine Mountain
On Beaumont Drive NW, 0.3 miles south of Stilesboro Road NW, on the right when traveling south.
June 10, 1864. The 4th A. C. moved from Mars Hill Ch. to position along this road facing S. toward Pine Mtn.-- highest point between Lost & Kennesaw Mtns. The 14th A. C. was on the left; the 20th on the right. Pine Mtn. was fortified and held as . . . Map (db m128059) HM
33Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-26 — Route of Polk’s Corps
On Acworth-Due West Road NW, 0 miles north of Old Stilesboro Road NW, on the right when traveling south.
May 23d, 1864, Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk’s Corps, [CS] marching S. from Allatoona, camped at night in this vicinity enroute to Dallas in Paulding County via Lost Mountain. This was the left wing of Johnston’s army [CS] which had crossed the Etowah . . . Map (db m30710) HM
34Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-41 — Site - Lacy Hotel
On North Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
Eastward across R. R. stood the 2-story frame hotel, leased by George M. Lacy in 1859 -- an eating house for passengers on the State-owned railway until June 9, 1864, at which time the Federal forces occupied Big Shanty. April 12, 1862, the Andrews . . . Map (db m5215) HM
35Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-45 — Site - Moon's Station
On Baker Road NW, 0 miles south of Dresden Green NW, on the left when traveling north.
A wood-shed, water-tank, siding & log house. Here, April 12, 1862, the pursuers of the Andrews Raiders [US] - Fuller, Cain & Murphy [CS], acquired a push-car from section foreman Jackson Bond, which carried them 14 mi. down grade to the Etowah . . . Map (db m14333) HM
36Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-44 — Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty
On North Main Street (Georgia Route 293) near Cherokee St. NW, on the right when traveling north.
During the march of Lt. Gen. Hood's army N. from Palmetto, Stewart's A. C., & Armstrong's cav. [CS] were sent from Lost Mtn., Oct. 3, 1864 to destroy the State R. R. at Big Shanty. Featherston's brigade, Loring's div., [CS] captured the Federal . . . Map (db m5217) HM
37Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-25 — Stilesboro-Sandtown Crossroads
On Acworth-Due West Road at Stilesboro Road, on the left when traveling south on Acworth-Due West Road.
From this vicinity was launched the 1st attacks by Sherman’s forces [US] on Johnston’s Kennesaw lines [CS], after withdrawal of both armies from Paulding County. June 6, 1864. 20th A. C. [US] occupied E-W line on Stilesboro rd. (facing S.,) . . . Map (db m30741) HM
38Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-46 — Summers House
On Old Highway 41 NW (Georgia Route 293) 0 miles north of Airport Road NW, on the right when traveling south.
Ante-bellum res. of Thomas F. Summers (1812 - 1883), a land-mark of the advance of the left wing of Federal forces upon Confederate positions on & near Kennesaw Mtn. -- June 1864. June 9. Garrard’s cav. [US] (dismounted), forced withdrawal of . . . Map (db m23103) HM
39Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-42 — The Andrews Raid
On Big Shanty Road at North Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Big Shanty Road.
About 6 A.M., April 12, 1862, a Federal spy & contraband merchant, James J. Andrews, of Ky., together with 18 soldiers & one civilian of Ohio, seized the locomotive "General", & three box cars while the train-crew & passengers were breakfasting at . . . Map (db m5172) HM
40Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Assault Falters
Near Cheatam Hill Drive SW, 0.6 miles south of Dallas Road SW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south.
Beaten federals entrenched within 30 yards of the Confederate earthworks. As the Union attack stalled, two surviving Federal colonels hastily discussed retreat. Realizing that withdrawal under heavy fire would invite more bloodshed, they . . . Map (db m87417) HM
41Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Atlanta Campaign
Near Kennesaw Mountain Drive, 1.6 miles south of Stilesboro Road NW.
Sherman marched south to fight the Confederate army and seize its supply center. In May 1864, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman led his 100,000-man army from Chattanooga, Tennessee, into Georgia. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's 65,000 troops . . . Map (db m81258) HM
42Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Dead Angle
Near Cheatam Hill Drive SW, 0.6 miles south of Dallas Road SW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south.
This bend in the Confederate line became the battle's focal point. At 9 a.m. on June 27, 1864, thousands of yelling, blue-clad soldiers charged across the distant field toward the Tennessee soldiers in these earthworks. As the Federals . . . Map (db m87415) HM
43Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The General
On Cherokee Street just east of North Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
This is the original locomotive made famous by its participation in the Andrews Raid of April 12, 1862. It was stolen by the Northern raiders who tried unsuccessfully to wreck the Confederate supply line between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, . . . Map (db m47591) HM
44Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Veterans Memorial
On North Main Street at J.O. Stephenson Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
For those who have honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have been preserved. Dedicated May 15, 1991 Kennesaw, GAMap (db m66206) WM
45Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — William A. Fuller
On Cherokee Street (Big Shanty Road ), on the right when traveling west.
To The Memory of William A. Fuller 1836-1905 Captain Independent State Troops of Georgia, C.S.A. As conductor on the state - owned Western & Atlantic R.R. he led the pursuing party that, after a 90-mile chase -- in which three locomotives . . . Map (db m5175) HM
46Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-62 — “The Only Advantage of the Day”
On Floyd Road at Concord Road, on the right when traveling north on Floyd Road.
June 27, 1864. While 8 Federal brigades at Kennesaw Mtn. & at Cheatham Hill, made futile attempts to break Johnston’s line [CS], Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] moved S. from Powder Springs road. This flanking move was opposed by Hood’s A. C., (extended . . . Map (db m29416) HM
47Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-69 — Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River
On Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 78) at Harding Drive, on the right when traveling west on Veterans Memorial Highway.
July 4, 1864. Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair’s 17th A. C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee & Stoneman’s cavalry [US], moved from Sandtown rd. E. on this, the old Turner’s Ferry rd. to outflank Johnston’s Smyrna – Ruff’s Mill line [CS]. . . . Map (db m16806) HM
48Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Blacksmith Shop — Mable House —
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
A blacksmith was one of the most important tradesmen in any community in the 1800s. In addition to making tools, cookware, weapons, farm implements and building materials, the blacksmith was also called upon to repair many critical farm and . . . Map (db m197621) HM
49Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Cemetery — Mable House —
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
The Mable Family Cemetery is the final resting place for both the Mable Family and some of their slaves. The family section which contains twenty-three graves is paved and covered with pea gravel. Twenty-two of the graves are marked. The first . . . Map (db m197615) HM
50Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Corn Crib — The Mable House —
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
Corn was one of the most important crops in Georgia in the 1800s. The Mable family grew corn to provide food for their animals such as hogs and cows. They also took a portion of their dried corn crop to a nearby grist mill to be ground into corn . . . Map (db m197611) HM
51Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-71 — Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line
On Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 78) at Queens Mill Road SE, on the right when traveling east on Veterans Memorial Highway.
July 5, 1864. Gresham’s 4th div., on this rd. and Leggett’s 3d (17th A. C.), with Stoneman’s cav. [US] on Howell’s Fy. Rd. S. of it, drove the Ga. Militia and Ross’ cav. E. across Nickajack Cr. where they occupied the left of Johnston’s River Line. . . . Map (db m17418) HM
52Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-70 — Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road
On Veterans Memorial Highway SE (U.S. 78) 0.2 miles east of Pebblebrook Road SE, on the right when traveling west.
Gen. Gustavus W. Smith’s Georgia Militia & Gen. L. S. Ross’ cav., driven E. to this point from Sandtown rd. (at Mableton), July 4, 1864, was again assailed by the 17th A. C. [US] July 5. Gresham’s 4th div., astride the road, together with Leggett’s . . . Map (db m17022) HM
53Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Hearthstone — Mable House —
On Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
In 1838, Robert and Pheriby Mable moved to this site and later purchased 300 acres of land from Denson Melton who had received it from the State of Georgia in a land lottery. They lived with their growing family in a two room cabin on the property. . . . Map (db m197627) HM
54Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Historic House — Mable House —
On Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
Robert Mable was born in Scotland in 1803 and immigrated with his family to New York State in 1820. At first, Robert lived and worked in Savannah, Georgia and then in Hancock County, Georgia where he married Pheriby Aycock in 1838. In 1843, . . . Map (db m197625) HM
55Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Historic Mable House
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
The Friends of the Mable House, a part of the South Cobb Arts Alliance, along with Cobb County P.A.R.K.S., welcomes you to explore the historic Mable House, its outbuildings and grounds. Use the map to locate the informative signs around the . . . Map (db m197609) HM
56Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-72 — Johnston’s River Line
On Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 278) at Oakdale Road, on the right when traveling west on Veterans Memorial Highway.
July, 1864, a heavy, intrenched line of field works, from the mouth of Nickajack Cr. (.8 mi. S. W.) extended N. E. to a point 1 mi. above State R. R. bridge. This line, prepared in advance, was occupied by Johnston’s forces [CS] when they withdrew . . . Map (db m29472) HM
57Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Kitchen House — Mable House —
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
In the 1800s, a house fire would have been catastrophic, so food was prepared in this kitchen house and carried to the main house. Food was cooked in cast iron pots and pans in the fireplace and later, on a cast iron wood-burning stove. The two . . . Map (db m197622) HM
58Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Mable Plantation African American Cemetery
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
In grateful acknowledgement to God for those African-Americans here, known and unknown, who, in slavery, lived, served, and enrichened the history of Mableton From Robert Mable's family Bible *Gelia Born December 31st 1824 • . . . Map (db m197614) HM
59Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-63 — Site: Wm. Moss House
On Concord Road SW at Westfield Drive SW, on the right when traveling west on Concord Road SW.
The stalemate on the Kennesaw Mtn. front was broken when the rt. wing of Sherman’s forces was extended S. on the old Sandtown road to this point. This eventuated July 1, 1864, when Brig. Gen. Milo S. Hascall’s (2d) div., 23d A. C. [US] moved to . . . Map (db m16803) HM
60Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Smokehouse — Mable House —
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
The smokehouse served as a processing and storage location for pork being cured through a salting and smoking process. The Mable family's smokehouse was built about the same time as the main house in the 1840s, making it one of the oldest surviving . . . Map (db m197628) HM
61Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Sweet Potato House — Mable House —
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
The Sweet Potato House was used to store or “cure” sweet potatoes until it was time to take them to market. Curing converts some of the starches into sugars, improves flavor, toughens skins and prolongs storage life. The building was heated by a . . . Map (db m197618) HM
62Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-64 — The Extended Right
On Concord Road SW at Hicks Road SW, on the right when traveling east on Concord Road SW.
July 3, 1864. Concurrent with Johnston’s evacuation of his Kennesaw Mtn. line [CS], McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [US] was shifted to the rt. of Sherman’s forces & via Sandtown rd. reached this vicinity -- joining Hascall’s div., 23d A.C. These . . . Map (db m16798) HM
63Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-65 — The Mable House
On Floyd Road (Georgia Route 139) 0.1 miles north of Clay Road, on the right when traveling north.
Ante-bellum res. of Robert Mable (1803-1885). July 3, 1864, Maj. Gen. F.P. Blair's 17th A.C., of McPherson's Army of the Tenn. [US], having marched from Kennesaw Mtn., via Sandtown rd., reached Moss' house (near Floyd Station), 1.2 mi. N. 2 P.M. . . . Map (db m12054) HM
64Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-73 — The March to Soap Creek
On Concord Road at Hicks Road, on the right when traveling west on Concord Road.
Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] marked time in this vicinity while McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [US] made demonstrations at Chattahoochee ferries below Johnston’s River Line [CS] -- indicating, falsely, that crossings would be made there while actual . . . Map (db m29694) HM
65Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-67 — The Mitchell HouseAnte-bellum res. of Wiley Martin Mitchell — 1800 - 1857 —
On Mableton Parkway (Georgia Route 139) at Old Gordon Road, on the right when traveling north on Mableton Parkway.
Cited in Official Records of the Atlanta Campaign, 1864, as the “Widow Mitchell” house. A key position of the Federal right wing in military operations on the Sandtown rd. during the retreat of Johnston’s forces S. from Kennesaw to the . . . Map (db m29742) HM
66Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-68 — Toward the River
On Mableton Parkway (Georgia Route 139) 0.1 miles north of Old Gordon Road, on the right when traveling north.
During the 5 days when Army of the Tennessee headquarters were here, the troops of the 15th & 17th A. C. [US] were posted on a ridge just W. of Nickajack Creek, facing the left of Johnston’s River Line. (July 5-9, 1864). 16th A. C. [US] . . . Map (db m29747) HM
67Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-66 — Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries
On Mableton Parkway SE (Georgia Route 139) 0 miles south of Veterans Memorial Highway SW (U.S. 78), on the right when traveling south.
This, the old Sandtown Road was the route of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US], south to the Mitchell house, July 5, 1864. From Mitchell’s, an old road ran east to the Chattahoochee River at Turner’s Ferry, most of its course being U.S. . . . Map (db m16892) HM
68Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Well — Mable House —
Near Floyd Road Southwest, 0.1 miles north of Maran Lane Southwest, on the right when traveling north.
Below the concrete is the Mable family's original well. The well was hand-dug, as were most wells at the time. Some were deepened later by mechanical drilling. An electric pump was added in the twentieth century. A good well was essential to a . . . Map (db m197624) HM
69Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-50 — "Oakton"Ante-bellum residence of John R. Wilder.
On Kennesaw Avenue, 0 miles north of St. Marys Lane, on the left when traveling north.
June 19, 1864. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee [CS] withdrew to its Kennesaw line -- Polk’s A. C. (under Loring), posted on the mountain; Hardee’s, extending S. from Loring’s left, prolonged the line beyond Cheatham Hill; Hood’s corps on Loring’s . . . Map (db m30280) HM
70Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-60 — 16th A.C. to Roswell
On Powder Springs Road SW at Bankstone Drive SW, on the right when traveling south on Powder Springs Road SW.
When the 23d A.C. [US] crossed the Chattahoochee at Soap Creek, above the State R. R., July 8, 1864, Johnston’s River Line [CS] (Oakdale Rd.) was evacuated to the Fulton County side, July 9. There being no further need of McPherson’s Army of the . . . Map (db m19696) HM
71Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive
Near Mill Street NE east of North Marietta Parkway (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling east.
Built by Glover Machine Works of Marietta, this 1916 locomotive was sold to a company in Va. for hauling lumber. In 1921 GMW reassumed possession. It was restored in 1992. Today GMW is in its sixth generation and still makes heavy industrial . . . Map (db m13077) HM
72Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-82 — 23D Army Corps to Soap Creek
On Cobb Parkway (U.S. 41) 0.1 miles north of Terrell Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Reported missing.
July 6, 1864. Schofield’s Federal 23d A.C. having been shifted N.E. from Sandtown Rd. (at Floyd Station), camped at Smyrna. Resuming the march, July 7, it traversed only 2 mi. (to this point) where it camped. July 8, 4 A.M. the march continued to . . . Map (db m52301) HM
73Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A Humanitarian ActKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
On Cheatham Hill Drive SW near Whitlock Avenue NW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south.
After each Union assault on June 27, hundreds of casualties were left between the lines. By afternoon, wounded Union soldiers lying helpless near here faced a new danger; flames, started by the battle’s gunfire, crept steadily toward them. Lt. . . . Map (db m70077) HM
74Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A National Cemetery System
Near Washington Avenue NE at Cole Street NE, on the right when traveling east.
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m120096) HM WM
75Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Near Washington Avenue at Cole Street.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m114679) HM WM
76Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Alexander Stephens Clay
On West Park Square south of North Park Square, on the left when traveling south.
Alexander Stephens Clay Citizen, lawyer, statesman, Born on a Cobb County farm Sept. 25, 1853; Died a member of the United States Senate Nov. 13, 1910. His life was largely given to the service of his people - as Councilman of his home city. . . . Map (db m120224) HM
77Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — KM-2 — Atlanta Falls
On Big Mountain Hike.
Extension of the Federal right flank threatened to cut off the Confederates from Atlanta, and this caused them to retire toward Atlanta July 2, 1864. Sherman, following closely, decided not to assult the city, but to cut all roads and . . . Map (db m15461) HM
78Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-14 — Battle of Kolb’s FarmJune 22, 1864
On Cheatham Hill Road, 0.1 miles south of Ward Creek Drive, on the left when traveling south.
The 3 brigades of Williams’ (1st) Div., 20th A. C., [US] were posted on the high ground W. of the road between this point and the Powder Springs Road. Geary’s (2d) Div. [US] right joined Williams at the ravine West of the Greer house, his . . . Map (db m29710) HM
79Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-11 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
On Macland Road (Georgia Route 360) near Powder Springs Road (Georgia Route 360), on the right when traveling west.
Hascall’s (2d) Div. 23d A.C., Union, via Manning’s Mill, reached Kolb’s schoolhouse (site of Mt. Zion Ch.) 2 p.m. & joined its left to right of Williams' (1st) Div., 20th A.C. [US] at the McAdoo - Oatman house on Powder Springs Rd. Hascall placed . . . Map (db m16871) HM
80Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-12 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
On Callaway Road SW, 0 miles south of Powder Springs Road SW (Georgia Route 360), on the right when traveling south.
The 14th Kentucky (2d Division, 23d A.C.,) together with the 123d N. Y. (1st Division, 20th A.C.,) [US] were posted as skirmishers East of the Kolb farmstead. The stubborn resistance by the 14th Ky., and the 123d N.Y., disrupted the concerted . . . Map (db m19573) HM
81Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-13 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
On Callaway Road SW, 0 miles south of Powder Springs Road SW (Georgia Route 360), on the right when traveling south.
The extension of the right wing of Federal forces S. of the Dallas Rd. threatening to outflank him, Johnston sent Hood’s Corps [CS] from the right (E. of Kennesaw) to this, the extreme left, with directions to stop further Federal advances. Hood . . . Map (db m17158) HM
82Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864
On Powder Springs Road Southwest near Powder Springs Road SW (Georgia Route 360), on the right when traveling south.
A costly Confederate attack here stopped the Union army's attempt to bypass Kennesaw Mountain. On June 22, 1864, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston sent Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's 13,000 troops down Powder Springs Road to stop the Federal . . . Map (db m17280) HM
83Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Battle of Pine KnobJune 15, 1864
On Hamilton Road, 0 miles north of Kennesaw Due West Road, on the right when traveling south.
On June 15, 1864, General Sherman ordered an attack on a portion of the Confederate fortified line located between Gilgal Church and a hill one mile eastward known as "Pine Knob". Three divisions of the 20th Army Corps were to break through an . . . Map (db m11765) HM
84Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Bell Bomber (B-29) Plant1943 - 1946
On South Cobb Drive (Georgia Route 280) at South Fairground Street SE, on the right when traveling east on South Cobb Drive.
A plan to help lift rural Cobb County out of the Great Depression by building a commercial airport changed course when America entered WWII and Marietta was chosen as the location for a new aircraft assembly plant. Wartime necessity had rival . . . Map (db m33703) HM
85Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-47 — Brushy Mountain Line
On North Cobb Parkway.
June 19, 1864. McPherson’s army of the Tenn., left wing of Sherman’s army, moved into this sector – the rugged terrain of Brushy mtn. – on the Kennesaw Mountain front. The 17th A.C. & Garrard’s Cav. Were N.E. of this point; 15th & 16th, . . . Map (db m50199) HM
86Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Camouflaged CannonsKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Near Cheatam Hill Drive SW, 0.7 miles south of Whitlock Avenue NW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south.
Tennessee cannoneers positioned two 12-pounder howitzers within this redoubt. Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham ordered these artillery crews to camouflage the earthen mounds with cut underbrush and to hold their fire unless attacked. For the next . . . Map (db m70085) HM
87Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Captain Peter Simonson5th Indiana Battery
On Frank Kirk Road at Kennesaw Due West Road, on the right when traveling north on Frank Kirk Road.
Acting chief of artillery for the 1st Division (4th Army Corps), Simonson on June 16, 1864 was busy entrenching here a 4-gun battery of artillery when he was killed by a Confederate bullet. The Confederate was perhaps a sharpshooter armed with an . . . Map (db m11338) HM
88Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-55 — Cheatham Hill
On Cheatham Hill Dr. (Georgia Route 120) near Whitlock Ave NW, on the left when traveling west.
The intrenched line of the Confederate Army of Tenn., as of June 19-July 3, 1864, crossed the road here. This sector was held by Lt. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee's A.C. -- the right of his line at Kennesaw Mtn., the left, from 1 to 2 miles southward of this . . . Map (db m5239) HM
89Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee Indian Trail Tree
On St. Anns Road.
The Native Americans bent saplings to grow into living “signposts” for traveling Indians. These living markers pointed the way to a water source, a suitable river crossing or a main trail.Map (db m50200) HM
90Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee Land LotteryOct. 1832 - Apr. 1833
On County Services Parkway, 0.2 miles south of Powder Springs Road (Georgia Route 360), on the right when traveling south.
In 1803, Georgia established a lottery as the fairest means of distributing land to common farmers. After gold was discovered in 1828 near Dahlonega, the state ignored federal treaties and asserted its claims on the Cherokee territory (including . . . Map (db m9154) HM
91Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee TreatyMay 6, 1828
On Lawrence Street NE west of Haynes Street, on the right when traveling west.
In 1808–1809, the Cherokee nation divided when some of its members decided to move west of the Mississippi River to pursue a hunter lifestyle where game was plentiful rather than live the more settled lifestyle prevalent in the east. A portion . . . Map (db m68042) HM
92Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Clarke Library Building
On Church Street.
Sara Freeman Clarke established the first public library in Marietta and Cobb County in 1882 when she allowed residents to borrow books from her home without charge. She named it the “Franklin Lending Library”. The next year, a group . . . Map (db m60577) HM
93Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-37 — Cobb County
On South Park Square NE east of West Park Square NE, on the left when traveling east.
Created December 3, 1832, and named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. Senator, Marietta was named for his wife. Fertile lands gave impetus to farming; ample water power encouraged industries. People from further south sought Marietta as . . . Map (db m1660) HM
94Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-106 — Confederate Cemetery
Near West Atlanta Street SE, 0.1 miles north of Cemetery Street SE.
3,000 Confederate dead from every southern state are buried in this cemetery. First established for [CS] soldiers killed in a railroad collision in 1863, it became the resting place for dead from nearby battlefields. In 1866, under the direction of . . . Map (db m17007) HM
95Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-107 — Confederate Cemetery>>>------>
On Powder Springs Road (Georgia Route 360) at South Marietta Parkway (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling north on Powder Springs Road.
Burial of Confederates killed in a railroad collision, September, 1863, on land given by Mrs. Jane Glover, established this cemetery. Later more land was given by Ann Moyer and others, and the [CS] dead here from Marietta hospitals and the Kennesaw . . . Map (db m29816) HM
96Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-7 — Darby Plantation
On Marietta Highway (Georgia Route 120) at Bob Cox Road, on the right when traveling east on Marietta Highway.
The old Marietta Rd. joined the Sandtown Rd. here -- 1864. June 17-19. Geary’s (2d) Div., 20th A.C., supporting 13th N.Y. & Pa. E batteries, were N. of rd. & Cox’s (3d) Div. 23d. A.C., supporting 1st Ohio Bat. D. [US] were S. of rd. -- in area from . . . Map (db m17686) HM
97Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-1 — Davis' Cross Roads
On Burnt Hickory Road NW, 0.1 miles Old Mountain Road NW, on the right when traveling north.
Site of home of Rev. Gary Davis (1799-1875). In June 1864, was an outpost of right wing of Sherman's forces [US], moving from New Hope Church in Paulding Co. toward the State R.R. and the [CS] left flank. Hardee's Corps [CS] , on the left, . . . Map (db m14407) HM
98Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-54 — Federal Troops Occupy Marietta, 1864.
On Whitlock Avenue SW (Georgia Route 120) at Burnt Hickory Road NW, on the right when traveling west on Whitlock Avenue SW.
The 23d A.C. [US] seized a position at Moss’ house (at Floyd Station), lower Sandtown Rd., July 1 -- nearer Chattahoochee River than Johnston’s Kennesaw line [CS], whereupon he withdrew his army, via Marietta, to his Smyrna - Ruff’s Mill line, 6 mi. . . . Map (db m16851) HM
99Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-56 — Federal, Confederate Lines, June 22, 27, 1864.
On John Ward Road at Dallas Highway (Georgia Route 120), on the left when traveling north on John Ward Road.
One-half mi. S., at the road - fork, is SIGNAL HILL, where Sherman observed the assault on Cheatham Hill by troops of the 4th & 14th Corps [US], June 27. The John Ward Road -- left turn at the fork -- leads to Thomas’ Headquarters, June 27, & . . . Map (db m29755) HM
100Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Field FortificationsKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Near Cheatam Hill Drive SW, 0.7 miles south of Whitlock Avenue NW (Georgia Route 120), on the right when traveling south.
Confederate engineers and work crews started digging earthworks around Kennesaw Mountain a few days before their army fell back to this position on June 19. For the next week Southern soldiers improved their earthwork defenses despite constant rain. . . . Map (db m70086) HM

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