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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bartow County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Bartow County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bartow County, GA (129) Cherokee County, GA (8) Cobb County, GA (208) Floyd County, GA (43) Gordon County, GA (75) Paulding County, GA (43) Pickens County, GA (13) Polk County, GA (24)  BartowCounty(129) Bartow County (129)  CherokeeCounty(8) Cherokee County (8)  CobbCounty(208) Cobb County (208)  FloydCounty(43) Floyd County (43)  GordonCounty(75) Gordon County (75)  PauldingCounty(43) Paulding County (43)  PickensCounty(13) Pickens County (13)  PolkCounty(24) Polk County (24)
Cartersville is the county seat for Bartow County
Adjacent to Bartow County, Georgia
      Cherokee County (8)  
      Cobb County (208)  
      Floyd County (43)  
      Gordon County (75)  
      Paulding County (43)  
      Pickens County (13)  
      Polk County (24)  
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1 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — Adairsville, Georgia
Adairsville had its beginning in Oothcaloga Valley, two miles north of the present site. It was named for Cherokee Indian Chief John Adair, the son of a Scottish trader and a Cherokee Princess. Adairsville moved in 1848 to Adair Station . . . Map (db m20005) HM
2 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — 008-30 — Barnsley’s
A unique, ante-bellum plantation, established by Godfrey Barnsley in the 1850’s. Maj. Gen. J. B. McPherson’s H’dq’rs. [US], May 18, 1864. K. Garrard’s cav. [US], via Hermitage, arrived at noon. A detachment (Minty’s brigade) sent S. . . . Map (db m40812) HM
3 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — 008-28 — Federal Armies at Adairsville
May 18, 1864, The 4th, 14th & 20th Corps (Army of the Cumberland) [US] together with the 15th &16th corps (Army of the Tennessee) [US] reached Adairsville from Resaca, at noon. Sherman convinced that all of Johnston's forces had gone to Kingston & . . . Map (db m13235) HM
4 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — 008-48 — Historic Trimble House← 2 mi.
About 2 miles N. is the plantation home of Augustus Crawford Trimble, pioneer settler, member of the Home Guard, and businessman of Adairsville. A son, serving in the 1st Georgia Cavalry under Gen. Joe Wheeler, engaged the enemy on the plantation. . . . Map (db m12419) HM
5 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — 008-27 — Johnston's Army at Adairsville
May 18, 1864. The three corps of the Confederate Army, on reaching Adairsville from Resaca, moved by two roads to Cassville. Hood's & Polk's corps marched S. on old U.S.41 Highway: Hardee's corps took direct road to Kingston W. & parallel to the . . . Map (db m13233) HM
6 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — Major John LewisBorn in Va. 1757 — Died in Ga. 1840
A Revolutionary soldier volunteer under Capt. Marks of Charlottesville, Va. Part of the time he belonged to the regiment that was detailed as a body guard to General LaFayette. He was in all the principle battles fought in New Jersey, Penn. and . . . Map (db m87052) HM WM
7 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — 008-29 — McPherson’s Troops March to Barnsley’s
May 18th, 1864. Logan’s 15th A.C. of the Army of the Tennessee [US] left Adairsville in afternoon, following the 4th & 14th A.C. [US] as far as this point, where it turned S.W. to Barnsley Gardens, where it joined K. Garrard’s Cavalry [US]. . . . Map (db m40466) HM
8 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — 008-2 — Mosteller's Mills
Five miles NE on State Highway 140 - a notable plantation and manufacturing center of the 1860's. The Federal 23rd Corps, left wing of Sherman's forces [US] marching southward from Resaca, having crossed at Field's Mill, Coosawattee River, enroute . . . Map (db m13231) HM
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9 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — 008-1 — Original Site Adairsville — 1830’s
May 17, 1864, Johnston’s forces (CSA) retreated S. From Resaca and paused here on an E. - W. line, the intention being to make a stand against the Federals in close pursuit. Finding the position untenable due to width of Oothcaloga Valley, Johnston . . . Map (db m87049) HM
10 Georgia, Bartow County, Adairsville — The Great Locomotive Chase
April 12, 1862: James J. Andrews led Union spies in an espionage scheme to destroy the Western & Atlantic Railroad and thus disrupt a vital supply line for the Confederacy. Andrews' Raiders stole a train, The General, 50 miles south of . . . Map (db m87053) HM
11 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — 4th Minnesota Regimental Headquarters
On this site stood a wood frame "dog-trot" style house that served as the regimental headquarters for the 4th Minnesota Regiment, the permanent Federal garrison at Allatoona under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Tourtellotte. Here . . . Map (db m87376) HM
12 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — A Demand For Surrender
On the morning of October 5, 1864, following a two hour bombardment from Major John D. Myrick's Confederate artillery on Moore's Hill located 1,200 yards to the south, Confederate Major General Samuel G. French sent his adjutant, Major David W. . . . Map (db m193681) HM
13 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — 008-44 — Allatoona Pass
Allatoona was in pioneer days a travel hub, because ridges from east and south met here where it was fairly easy to cross the Allatoona Mountain range by winding over a low ridge, or pass. The Sandtown or Tennessee Road from the south, and the . . . Map (db m13843) HM
14 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — 16 — Allatoona PassFormidable — Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails —
The Western & Atlantic Railroad, running from Chattanooga to Atlanta, “winds Southeasterly among the hills, and...penetrates a minor ridge and emerges from a cut” recalled a Federal officer. The ruggedness of Allatoona Pass . . . Map (db m142914) HM
15 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Assault On The Star Fort
By 11:00 a.m., after overrunning Rowett's Redoubt, the Confederate attack swept up this hill from the west and the north, forcing the Federals to retreat inside the Star Fort. As the last of the fleeing Federals entered the fort, a three-inch . . . Map (db m87383) HM
16 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — 008-6 — Battle of AllatoonaOctober 5, 1864
After artillery firing and repeated assaults by French's troops, [CS] the Federals made a final stand in the star fort W. of rock cut. Failing to dislodge the defenders, French retreated to New Hope Church in Paulding County. French's division . . . Map (db m13936) HM
17 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Confederate Withdrawal
"A shout of triumph rolled over those fields … Men grasped hands and shouted … and embraced each other. The wounded joined in the delirium of rejoicing. The dying looked to the Flag, still proudly floating above these hills…" History of . . . Map (db m87386) HM
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18 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Federal Trenches
During the night of October 4, Federal troops anxiously awaited in their defenses for the attack they knew would come. Harvey M. Trimble at the 93rd Illinois Regiment recalled: "That night the command slept under arms. All knew that . . . Map (db m87379) HM
19 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Grave of the Unknown Hero
Local families once recalled that a few days after the battle, a wooden box addressed "Allatoona, Georgia" arrived at the station with no information as to its origin. Six local women found a deceased Confederate soldier in the box and buried . . . Map (db m87382) HM
20 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Iowa
They Died so that our Nation Might Live 39th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Brigadier General John Corse of Iowa commanded victorious Federal forces at Allatoona Pass October 5, 1864 Reverse: 39th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Fallen soldiers at . . . Map (db m65172) HM WM
21 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Military Service Road
The Federal defenses at Allatoona included a military service road that crossed the Tennessee Wagon Road at this point. The military road connected the fortified positions at the Eastern Redoubt on the right side with positions closer to the . . . Map (db m87373) HM
22 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Military Service Road
The Federal defense at Allatoona included a military service road that crossed the Tennessee Wagon Road-noted by a star on the map. The Military Service Road connected the fortified positions of the Eastern Redoubt to the headquarters of the 4th . . . Map (db m142956) HM
23 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Tennessee Wagon Road
The Tennessee Wagon Road was a heavily traveled route that passed through the Allatoona Mountain Range. It traversed north to Chattanooga and south to Sandtown, which was located on the Chattahoochee River just west of Atlanta. As it ran south . . . Map (db m143025) HM
24 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — The Allatoona Mountain Range
The Allatoona Mountain range is the southernmost spur of the Appalachian Mountains. Years before the war, Lieutenant William T. Sherman spent time surveying this area for the U.S. Army; therefore, he understood the formidable military defense . . . Map (db m87374) HM
25 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — The Battle of Allatoona Pass
Allatoona Pass is the site of a significant and bloody Civil War battle that took place after the fall of Atlanta in September 1864. With no city to defend, the Confederate Army retreated from Atlanta and began a new tactic of attacking Federal . . . Map (db m87341) HM
26 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — The Crow's Nest
At this approximate location stood the Crow's Nest, a sixty-foot tall Georgia Pine surmounted by a signal platform. Before and after the battle, information to General Sherman was sent by signal flag communication from this platform to signal . . . Map (db m87378) HM
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27 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — The Deep Cut
The immediate level, directly below the top, is a berm or shoulder excavated to prevent earth from falling into the cut and blocking the tracks and corresponds to the top of the rock strata. Beyond this berm, the Western and Atlantic Railroad . . . Map (db m87372) HM
28 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — The Eastern Redoubt
The eastern redoubt was constructed with six-foot tall earth parapets and a six-foot deep ditch surrounding the fort on all sides. Gun embrasures allowed cannon to be fired at the enemy from this defensive position. Under the command of . . . Map (db m87377) HM
29 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — The Foot Bridge
At this point, a crude wooden bridge spanned the cut about 90 feet above the railroad tracks. It was constructed by felling two pine trees across the cut, planking over them and adding a handrail. During the battle, Private Edwin R. Fullington . . . Map (db m87380) HM
30 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — The Memorial Field
This battlefield, along with its memorial ground, is dedicated to the Union and Confederate forces that fought here on October 5, 1864. During the battle, units representing five Union states and six Confederate states were present. Most of the . . . Map (db m87346) HM
31 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — The Railroad
Chartered by the State of Georgia in 1837, workmen completed the Western & Atlantic Railroad in 1850 over a winding 137-mile route from Atlanta, Georgia, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. At Allatoona, massive quantities of earth and stone were removed . . . Map (db m87344) HM
32 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Wartime Allatoona
In 1866, George N. Barnard photographed Allatoona looking north from approximately the same location as this marker. The Western & Atlantic Railroad from Atlanta to Chattanooga penetrated the Allatoona Mountain range at this point through a 175 . . . Map (db m87338) HM
33 Georgia, Bartow County, Allatoona — Welcome to Allatoona Pass Battlefield
The Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, Redtop Mountain State Park, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, and the Etowah Valley Historical Society welcome you to Allatoona Pass Battlefield. . . . Map (db m87340) HM
34 Georgia, Bartow County, Atco — 008-3 — Pettit CreekCamp Site, Federal 23d Corps.
Johnston’s forces [CS] retreated southward from Cassville along this road, to Allatoona Mountains, south of the Etowah, May 20, 1864. They were immediately followed by Schofield’s 23d Corps, [US] which encamped in this vicinity. While here, troops . . . Map (db m21679) HM
35 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Amos T. Akerman
Lawyer, U.S. Attorney for District of Georgia, 1869-70; U.S. Attorney General, 1870-71. Born Portsmouth, N.H., February 23, 1821; died in Cartersville, Georgia, December 21, 1880; buried Oak Hill Cemetery. Served as Confederate soldier in Georgia . . . Map (db m60385) HM
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36 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Amos T. Akerman1821-1880
Lawyer, U.S. Attorney for District of Georgia, 1869-70; U.S. Attorney General, 1870-71. Born Portsmouth, N.H., February 23, 1821; died in Cartersville, Georgia, December 21, 1880; buried Oak Hill Cemetery. Served as Confederate soldier in Georgia . . . Map (db m190656) HM
37 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 8-2 — Amos T. Akerman (1821-1880)
Amos Tappan Akerman, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, graduated from Dartmouth College and moved south. While tutoring the children of US Senator and former US Attorney General John Macpherson Berrien in Savannah, Akerman studied law and became an . . . Map (db m171181) HM
38 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Asa Griggs Candler
Asa G. Candler, founder of the Coca-Cola Company, moved from Carroll County, Georgia to Cartersville and served as an apprentice to learn the apothecary profession. He studied under Dr. John Best and Dr. William Kirkpatrick between 1870 and 1873 on . . . Map (db m190704) HM
39 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-43 — Bartow County
Originally Cass, Bartow County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. The name was changed Dec. 6, 1861 to honor Gen. Francis S. Bartow (1816-1861), Confederate political leader and soldier, who fell mortally wounded at the First . . . Map (db m40585) HM
40 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-41 — Battle of Allatoona
After the fall of Atlanta, hoping Sherman would follow, Hood moved his Confederate army north, sending French’s Division to fill the railroad cut at Allatoona, and burn the railroad bridge over the Etowah River, to hamper Sherman’s movement. . . . Map (db m21843) HM
41 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Charles H. Smith - "Bill Arp"1826-1903
Lawyer, journalist, humorist. Born Lawrenceville, Georgia, June 15, 1826; died Cartersville, Georgia, [August] 24, 1903. Major in Confederate Army, former Mayor of Rome, Georgia. Writing career started in 1861 under pen name “Bill Arp". A . . . Map (db m190672) HM
42 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Chief Justice Robert Benham
Lawyer; Justice, Georgia Court of Appeals; Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia. Born September 25, 1946. First African American Lawyer to practice law in Cartersville, Bartow County: and to serve as President of Bartow County Bar Association. . . . Map (db m190660) HM
43 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Corra Harris1869-1935
Author. Born Elbert County, Georgia, May 17, 1869; died Atlanta, Georgia, February 7, 1935; buried at "In the Valley", Bartow County, Georgia. Wrote 28 novels, including "Circuit Rider's Wife," upon which the move "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain" . . . Map (db m190666) HM
44 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Ebenezer Methodist Church
occupied this site for many years Moved to Cartersville in 1848 Now the "Sam Jones Memorial Methodist Church"Map (db m190705) HM
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45 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Etowah
Four miles east, in the gorge of the Etowah River, are the picturesque ruins of the once flourishing town of Etowah, developed by Mark Cooper around his iron furnace and rolling mill. The furnace was built in 1844, following one built in 1837 on . . . Map (db m56315) HM
46 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-54 — Etowah (Tumlin) Mounds
For over 100 years Etowah Indian Mounds were the Tumlin Mounds. In 1832 Col. Lewis Tumlin came to Cass County (Bartow) and drew the land lot that contained the mounds. Col. Tumlin served as county sheriff from 1834 to 1840. As young soldiers, Gen. . . . Map (db m13471) HM
47 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-47 — Etowah and the War
The Confederacy sought iron and munitions eagerly, which quickly brought prosperity to Etowah. Patriotic key workers, though exempt from army duty, enlisted, and loss of their skill hampered production. Mark Cooper sold the works in 1862. In the . . . Map (db m56318) HM
48 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Etowah Valley Plantation
On this site from 1844-1879 stood the plantation of Maj. John Sharpe Rowland and Frances Lewis Rowland. The plantation comprised some 2,500 acres. Rowland’s Ferry was located just northeast of here at the mouth of Pettit’s Creek. The Rowlands also . . . Map (db m68747) HM
49 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Farish Carter1780-1861
Planter, land speculator, entrepreneur. Born South Carolina, November 24, 1780; died Milledgeville, Georgia, July 2, 1861. Never lived in Cartersville, Georgia, but it is named in his honor. He has been cited as the richest landowner and . . . Map (db m190661) HM
50 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-45 — Federal Fort
Atop the hill to the east was a fort that protected the river bridge, part of the rail line which enabled Sherman to supply his army during the Atlanta Campaign. The rail line has been moved downstream, but piers in the river mark the site of the . . . Map (db m10894) HM
51 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-14 — Felton Home
Dr. William H. Felton and his wife, Rebecca Latimer, lived from 1853 until 1905 in the house east of this marker. A physician, minister and noted orator, Dr. Felton was the leader of the Independent Revolt from the State Democratic Party in . . . Map (db m13483) HM
52 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Francis S. Bartow1816-1861
Lawyer, legislator, soldier. Born Savannah, Georgia, September 6, 1816; died Manassas Battlefield, Virginia, July 21, 1861; buried Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia. Served two terms in State Legislature and one term in State Senate, from . . . Map (db m190659) HM
53 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Friendship Cemetery
This site was donated by Arnold Milner, owner of a farm on the Etowah River, to be used for a church and cemetery for his family and friends. Friendship Presbyterian Church held its first services here on February 26, 1843. The church met here until . . . Map (db m56367) HM
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54 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-51 — Friendship Monument
The nearby marble shaft has the unique distinction of having been erected by a debtor in honor of his creditors. Losses during the panic of 1857 forced Mark A. Cooper, proprietor of the Etowah Iron Works, to offer this property for sale to satisfy a . . . Map (db m11627) HM
55 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — General William T. Wofford, CSA1824 1884
Lawyer, politician, soldier, planter, humanitarian. Born Habersham County, Georgia, June 28, 1824; died Cass Station, Georgia, May 22, 1884. Captain in Mexican War. Georgia Legislator, 1849. Delegate to Georgia Secession Convention, 1861. Voted not . . . Map (db m190698) HM
56 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — God Bless AmericaSeptember 11, 2001 — We Will Never Forget —
In Memory & In Honor of Those Who Serve And Protect Our Great Country This memorial given by Frank Perkins, Cartersville Monument Co & Steve Owen, Owen Funeral Home 9-11-2003Map (db m65822) WM
57 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Governor Joe Frank Harris1936 -
Legislator, Georgia Governor. Born February 16, 1936, Atco, Bartow County, Georgia. Elected member of Georgia House of Representatives from several counties, including Bartow County for 18 years, serving as Chairman of the Appropriations . . . Map (db m190667) HM
58 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 41 D-8 — Home of Sam P. Jones
Sam P. Jones was born October 16, 1847, in Oak Bowery, Alabama; he moved to Cartersville with his parents in 1856. After his admission to the Georgia Bar in 1868 he married Laura McElwain. In 1872 he was licensed as a Methodist Minister. His . . . Map (db m21695) HM
59 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Horatio A. Luro1901-1991
Thoroughbred Horse Racing Hall of Fame Trainer. Two Kentucky Derby Winners. Born February 27, 1901, Argentina, died December 16, 1991, buried Oak Hill Cemetery. Inducted into Hall of Fame, November 9, 1980, by Thoroughbred Club of America at . . . Map (db m190670) HM
60 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Inside the Star Fort
The "Star Fort" was constructed of 6-foot high earthworks or parapets, with a 6-foot deep trench completely surrounding the fort. The earthen walls were topped with interlacing railroad ties forming a multi-pointed star, giving the fort its . . . Map (db m77959) HM
61 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — John W. Akin1850 - 1907
Initiated in Cartersville Lodge No. 63 on June 2, 1891, passed on June 30, & raised on Aug. 4, 1891. Was W.M. 1893, 1894, 1899 & 1901. Jr. Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of GA in 1897 & 1898. Judge of Cartersville City Court, President of City . . . Map (db m53015) HM
62 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Lottie Moon1840-1912
Teacher, Missionary to China. Born December 12, 1840, Abermarle County, Virginia. Died December 24, 1912 en route from China at Kobe, Japan, buried Crewe, Virginia. Moved here in 1871 to open Cartersville Female Seminary, which she and Anna C. . . . Map (db m190671) HM
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63 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Major General Pierce Manning Butler Young, CSA1836-1896
Soldier, politician. Born Spartanburg, South Carolina, November 15, 1836; died New York City, July 6, 1896; buried Oak Hill Cemetery. Resigned from West Point, Class of 1861 to join Confederate Army, roommate of General George Armstrong Custer. Was . . . Map (db m190703) HM
64 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Mark A. Cooper1800-1865
Lawyer, politician, businessman. Born Hancock County, Georgia, April 20, 1800. Died Bartow County, Georgia, March 17, 1885. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Major in U.S. Army during Seminole Wars in 1836. State legislator from Putnam County, . . . Map (db m190662) HM
65 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-50 — Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works
These ruins of an old iron furnace built by Moses Stroup are all that remain of Cooper's Iron Works, developed by Mark Anthony Cooper, pioneer industrialist, politician, and farmer. Cooper was born in 1800 near Powelton, Ga. Graduating from S.C. . . . Map (db m56319) HM
66 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 003-8 — Milam's Bridge
The covered structure over the Etowah here, was burned by Jackson's [CS] Cav. May 21, 1864, the day after Johnston´s [CS] passage of the river at State R.R. Bridge. May 23rd, the 2 pontoon bridges intended for the passage of Schofield's 23d A.C. . . . Map (db m13840) HM
67 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Old Bartow County CourthouseCirca 1873
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m60407) HM
68 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896)
PMB Young was born in Spartanburg, S.C., on November 15, 1836. His parents were Dr. Robert Maxwell and Elizabeth Caroline (Jones) Young. The Young family came to Georgia in 1839. He graduated from Georgia Military Institute at Marietta in 1856; . . . Map (db m21680) HM
69 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Private First Class Jerry Wayne GentryIn Memory of — United States Army —
Killed in Action - 9 November 1967 - Republic of Vietnam PFC Gentry was a crew member of an M113 Armored Personnel Carrier assigned to B Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, of the Americal Division in the Republic of Vietnam. While engaged in an . . . Map (db m67110) WM
70 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-25 — Raccoon Creek
Geary's (2d) Div., 20th A.C. [US], having crossed the Etowah, May 23, drove Ross' cavalry [CS] beyond the creek, May 24, 1864. This covered the march of the rest of the corps S. to Burnt Hickory P.O., in which Geary's troops joined - being relieved . . . Map (db m13946) HM
71 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Rebecca L. Felton1835-1930
Journalist, politician. Born Decatur, Georgia, June 10, 1835; died Atlanta, Georgia, January 24, 1930; buried Oak Hill Cemetery. While husband, William H. Felton, served in U.S. Congress, 1875-81, she served as advisor and political strategist. . . . Map (db m190663) HM
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72 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Rowett's Redoubt
Some 200 yards behind this marker was an earthen redoubt that protected the Federal defenses and the Star Fort. The redoubt was commanded by Colonel Richard Rowett and manned by the 39th Iowa, 7th Illinois, five companies of the 93rd Illinois . . . Map (db m78099) HM
73 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Rowland Springs
On this site from 1844–1872 stood the most exclusive resort in Georgia. In 1843 Maj. John Sharpe Rowland and his wife Frances Machen Lewis Rowland purchased 2,400 acres and built a health resort which included such amenities as a ten pin . . . Map (db m70986) HM
74 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Rudy York1913-1970
Professional baseball player. Born 1913; died 1970, Cartersville, Georgia; buried Sunset Memory Gardens. Began his career at Atco, Georgia, playing in the textile semi-pro league. Drafted by the Detroit Tigers, he played in the major leagues for . . . Map (db m190700) HM
75 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Sam P. Jones1847-1906
Evangelist, Methodist Minister. Born Oak Bowery, Alabama, October 15, 1847; died Oklahoma, October 15, 1906; buried Oak Hill Cemetery. Having failed as an alcoholic lawyer, promised his dying father to stop drinking. Found religion and became the . . . Map (db m190668) HM
76 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — 008-12B — Site of Sam Jones' Tabernacle
For 20 years, thousands came annually to this site, attracted by the magnetic personality and forceful eloquence of Sam Jones, renowned Evangelist and Christian crusader. Here he built, in 1886, at his own expense, a large open-air structure, . . . Map (db m40571) HM
77 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — The Heart of the Chase
On April 12, 1862, Union spies led by James Andrews hijacked the locomotive General in Kennesaw, GA. The raiders ran north in hopes of burning bridges, ripping up rails, and cutting telegraph wires on the Georgia owned W&A RR. The plan would prevent . . . Map (db m190652) HM
78 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Tribute on Monument / 38 Names on Monument
Side 1 This monument is erected by Mark A. Cooper, Proprietor at Etowah, as a Grateful tribute to the Friendship and Liberality of those whose names are hereon inscribed, which prompted them to aid him in the prosecution and development of the . . . Map (db m11630) HM
79 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Warren Akin, Sr.1811-1877
Lawyer, minister, politician. Born Elbert County, Georgia, October 9, 1811. Died Cartersville, Georgia, December 17, 1877; buried Cassville Cemetery. Opened law office in Cassville, Georgia in 1836, argued first case before Georgia Supreme Court . . . Map (db m190658) HM
80 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — William H. Felton1823-1909
Doctor, minister, politician. Born Lexington, Georgia, June 19, 1823; died Cartersville, Georgia, September 24, 1909; buried Oak Hill Cemetery. U.S. Congressman, 1875-1881. Leader of Independent party movement, advocate of reform of prison system . . . Map (db m190665) HM
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81 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — William H. Stiles1809-1865
Lawyer, planter, politician. Born Savannah, Georgia, January 1, 1809: died Savannah, December 20, 1865, buried Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia. Served in U.S. Congress, 1843-45. Appointed in 1845 by President James K. Polk charge d' . . . Map (db m190673) HM
82 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — Affair at Cassville
1. On May 19, 1864, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston tricked Union General William T. Sherman into dividing his forces at Adairsville and sending the XXIII corps under John M. Schofield across the Gravelly Plateau to Cassville. 2. Johnston . . . Map (db m13484) HM
83 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — Atlanta CampaignCassville
National Historic Site Atlanta Campaign Cassville On May 19, 1864, Johnston, entrenched on the ridge east of this marker, planned to give battle but Sherman threatened his flank and his corps commanders objected to the position. He therefore . . . Map (db m12368) HM
84 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-20 — Confederate Army of Tenn. at Cassville
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s forces [CS], reaching Cassville May 18, 1864 from Resaca, 30 m. N., took positions on ridge W. of the town & prepared to withstand the advancing Federals. May 19th: Pursuant to this intention, Hood's corps [CS] moved N. . . . Map (db m13940) HM
85 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-39B — Confederate Dead
In this cemetery are buried about 300 unknown Confederate soldiers who died of wounds or disease in the several Confederate hospitals located in Cassville. These hospitals operated from late 1861 until May 18, 1864, then moved south out of the path . . . Map (db m13978) HM
86 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-23 — Confederate Line5 P.M. May 19, 1864
The three corps of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army [CS] were withdrawn from N. & W. of Cassville to this ridge, E. & S. of the town. Hardee was posted astride the R.R. near Cass Station on the S.; Polk centered here & Hood’s line skirted the . . . Map (db m30561) HM
87 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — Confederate Memorial Cassville Cemetery
Front: Dedicated to the memory of our Southern heroes by the Ladies Memorial Association of Cassville AD 1878. Right: Is it death to fall for Freedom's Cause. Left: Rest in peace our own Southern . . . Map (db m87331) WM
88 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-38 — Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters
The William Neal McKelvey residence - 1864. A Council of War held here May 19, discussed the advisability of holding the position E. & S. of Cassville by the Confederate army. Present were: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston; Lt. Gen. Polk; Lt. Gen. John B. . . . Map (db m15457) HM
89 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-40 — Grave of Gen. William Tatum Wofford
Gen. William Tatum Wofford (June 28, 1824 - May 22, 1884), Cav. Capt. in the Mexican War, Col. and Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, is buried here. After Fredericksburg he succeeded to the command of Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb, who was mortally . . . Map (db m30569) HM
90 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-19 — Gravelly Plateau & Two Run Creek
May 19, 1864: Butterfield's (3d) Div., 20th A.C. [US], moving S.E., from McDow's, left the road here & marched to the Hawkins Price house, enroute to Kingston. The 1st & 2nd Divs. [US], on roads W., had the same objective - an erratic move by . . . Map (db m13929) HM
91 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — Historic McKelvey HousePolk's HQRS.-May 19, 1864
Here the night of May 19, 1864, the Confederate Generals Joe Johnston, Leonidas Polk and John B. Hood, held a conference, the results of which caused the Confederates to abandon Cassville and to move south of the Etowah. Although Johnston intended . . . Map (db m15454) HM
92 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-52 — Noble Hill Rosenwald School
Noble Hill Rosenwald School, now known as Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center, built in 1923 as the first standard school for Black children in Bartow County School System. The school closed in 1955 when all schools for Black Children in Bartow . . . Map (db m13456) HM
93 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-21 — Site - Cassville Female CollegeA large brick structure erected 1853.
May 19, 1864: Skirmishers of Polk's A.C. [CS] withdrew from this ridge E. to Cassville when pressed back by Butterfield's (3d) Div., 20th A.C. [US], from the Hawkins Price house. Battery C, 1st Ohio Lt. Art., supported by 73d Ohio, 19th Mich. & . . . Map (db m13941) HM
94 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-22 — Site - Cherokee Baptist College Reported missing
On Chapman Hill; a school for boys established Jan. 1854. A large three-story brick bldg. flanked by two-story wings. Burned 1856; rebuilt 1857, destroyed by Federal forces Oct. 12, 1864. This, & the Methodist Female College 3/4 mi. N.E., were the . . . Map (db m13942) HM
95 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — Site of CassvilleNamed For Lewis Cass
County seat Cass County 1832-1861. First decision Supreme Court of Georgia, 1846. Name changed to Manassas 1861. Town burned by Sherman 1864 and never rebuilt.Map (db m12359) HM
96 Georgia, Bartow County, Cassville — 008-17 — Town Of Cassville
In this valley was once situated the proud town of Cassville, begun in July 1833, as the seat of justice for Cass County and soon the center of trade and travel in the region recently comprising the Cherokee Nation. Both the county and town where . . . Map (db m12371) HM
97 Georgia, Bartow County, Emerson — 008-5 — Battle of AllatoonaOctober 5, 1864
Lt. Gen. John B. Hood, Army of Tenn. [CS], while enroute N. from Palmetto, Ga., sent Lt. Gen. A.P. Stewart's Corps to destroy the State R.R. from Big Shanty to the Etowah River. Stewart seized Big Shanty and Acworth on the 3d, and French's Div. was . . . Map (db m13935) HM
98 Georgia, Bartow County, Emerson — 008-4 — Emerson
Named for Joseph Emerson Brown, Gov. of Ga., 1857-1865, U.S. Senator, 1880-1891. Known as Stegall's Station prior to 1889; site of the Bartow Iron Works. May 20, 1864: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's forces camped here after retreating from Cassville and . . . Map (db m10907) HM
99 Georgia, Bartow County, Emerson — 008-7 — Railroad Block-house
On Allatoona Creek in this vicinity, a Federal block-house, guarding State R.R. bridge, was garrisoned by Companies E, F, and I, of the 18th Wisconsin Regt. Oct. 5, 1864, while retreating from Allatoona, 2 mi. N., French’s Div. of Stewart’s A.C. . . . Map (db m105104) HM
100 Georgia, Bartow County, Euharlee — Black Pioneers CemeteryCirca 1830 – 1900
333 marked graves in 2001 Jim Scott 1871 Hett Powell 1890Map (db m56364) HM

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