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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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cobb County, GA (220) Bartow County, GA (132) Cherokee County, GA (8) Douglas County, GA (3) Fulton County, GA (507) Paulding County, GA (43)  CobbCounty(220) Cobb County (220)  BartowCounty(132) Bartow County (132)  CherokeeCounty(8) Cherokee County (8)  DouglasCounty(3) Douglas County (3)  FultonCounty(507) Fulton County (507)  PauldingCounty(43) Paulding County (43)
Marietta is the county seat for Cobb County
Adjacent to Cobb County, Georgia
      Bartow County (132)  
      Cherokee County (8)  
      Douglas County (3)  
      Fulton County (507)  
      Paulding County (43)  
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1 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — A Road More Traveled/The Dixie Highway in Acworth
A Road More Traveled – To meet the demands of an automobile nation on the move, the Dixie Highway connected a web of existing roads and created the first north-south highway in the United States. The highway linked seven states between Michigan . . . Map (db m227673) HM
2 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — AcworthA Railroad Town
With the opening of the Cherokee territory in the early part of the nineteenth century, settlers moved into the northwest portion of Cobb County. However, it was the construction of the Western & Atlantic Railroad in the early 1840s that saw . . . Map (db m227695) HM
3 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-31 — Dallas – Acworth Road
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
4 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-33 — Hood & Hardee Withdraw E. to R.R.New Hope & Gilgal Church Road.
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
5 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-32 — James Foster HouseOld Burnt Hickory Road
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
6 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — Peters-Davenport Housecirca 1838
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
7 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-29 — Site ~ Mason’s Bridge
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
8 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-30 — Site of Old Allatoona Church
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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9 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — Stephen D. Cowen FarmsteadCirca 1840
Occupied by S. D. Cowen ca. 1858 to 1900 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of InteriorMap (db m228030) HM
10 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — The Old Acworth Hotel
“It is recognized as the best hotel on the road from New York to New Orleans.” – Roving reporter, Atlanta Herald, 1872
Serving as Acworth's only hotel for decades, the Litchfield House, later known as the . . . Map (db m227701) HM
11 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — The Railroad at Acworth, Georgia
With the construction of the Western & Atlantic Railroad in the early 1840s, a new community grew at this location. Originally known as Northcutt Station, the town was renamed Acworth. A United States Post Office was established here in 1844. A . . . Map (db m227694) HM
12 Georgia, Cobb County, Acworth — 033-34 — The Wm. Nickols House 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
13 Georgia, Cobb County, Austell — Causey - Maxham Housec. 1840
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
14 Georgia, Cobb County, Austell — Sweet Water Town Site
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
15 Georgia, Cobb County, Clarkdale — Clarkdale Historic Districtc. 1931
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
16 Georgia, Cobb County, Clarkdale — Clarkdale Mill Village Historic DistrictCirca 1931
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
17 Georgia, Cobb County, Clarkdale — Coats & Clark Thread Mill1931 – 1983
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
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18 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Assault on Pigeon Hill
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
19 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Atlanta - Prize of War
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
20 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Battle of Gilgal Church
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
21 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-40 — Big Shanty
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
22 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-35B — Camp McDonald>>>------>
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
23 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Civil War Action Around Latimer’s Farm Reported missing
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
24 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Civil War Action Around Latimer's Farm
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
25 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Clash at KennesawKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
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
26 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Climax at Cheatham Hill
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
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27 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-2 — Due West Community
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
28 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Dueling Cannons
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
29 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-27 — Durham House
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
30 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-49 — Federal 15th Corps
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
31 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-43 — Federal Occupation of Big Shanty
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
32 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — General Leonidas Polk MemorialDeath Site Monument on Pine Mountain
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
33 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Illinois Monument
(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
34 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Locomotive "General"
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
35 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Monument to the Fallen
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
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36 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-112 — Peachtree Trail
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
37 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-24 — Pine Mountain
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
38 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-26 — Route of Polk’s Corps
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
39 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-41 — Site - Lacy Hotel
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
40 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-45 — Site - Moon's Station
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
41 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-44 — Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty
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
42 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-25 — Stilesboro-Sandtown Crossroads
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
43 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-46 — Summers House
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
44 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — 033-42 — The Andrews Raid
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
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45 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Assault Falters
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
46 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Atlanta Campaign
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
47 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The Dead Angle
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
48 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — The General
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
49 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — Veterans Memorial
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
50 Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw — William A. Fuller
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
51 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-62 — “The Only Advantage of the Day”
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
52 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-69 — Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River
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
53 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Blacksmith Shop — Mable House —
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
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54 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Cemetery — Mable House —
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
55 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Corn Crib — The Mable House —
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
56 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-71 — Federals Halted by Johnston’s River Line
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
57 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-70 — Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road
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
58 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Hearthstone — Mable House —
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
59 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Historic House — Mable House —
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
60 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Historic Mable House
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
61 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-72 — Johnston’s River Line
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
62 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Kitchen House — Mable House —
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
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63 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Mable Plantation African American Cemetery
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
64 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-63 — Site: Wm. Moss House
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
65 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Smokehouse — Mable House —
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
66 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Sweet Potato House — Mable House —
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
67 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-64 — The Extended Right
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
68 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-65 — The Mable House
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
69 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-73 — The March to Soap Creek
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
70 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-67 — The Mitchell HouseAnte-bellum res. of Wiley Martin Mitchell — 1800 - 1857 —
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
71 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-68 — Toward the River
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
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72 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — 033-66 — Turner's, Howell's Baker's & Sandtown Ferries
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
73 Georgia, Cobb County, Mableton — Well — Mable House —
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
74 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-50 — "Oakton"Ante-bellum residence of John R. Wilder.
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
75 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-60 — 16th A.C. to Roswell
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
76 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive
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
77 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 20th Army Corps Monument
[Each section is on its own side of the monument] In Memoriam Our dead heroes 2nd Division, 20th A.C. Winchester • Ringgold • Port Republic • Mill Creek Gap • Cedar Mountain • Resacca • Antietam • New Hope Church • . . . Map (db m227669) WM
78 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-82 — 23D Army Corps to Soap Creek 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
79 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A Humanitarian ActKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
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
80 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A National Cemetery System
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
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81 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
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
82 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — African Americans at the Root House
In 1860, forty-five percent of the population of Marietta was enslaved. There were four enslaved persons at the Root property – two men and two women, ranging in age from 35 to 73. There was a separate dwelling for these individuals noted in the . . . Map (db m227640) HM
83 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Alexander Stephens Clay
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
84 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — KM-2 — Atlanta Falls
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
85 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-14 — Battle of Kolb’s FarmJune 22, 1864
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
86 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-11 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
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
87 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-12 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
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
88 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-13 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
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
89 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22, 1864
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
90 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Battle of Pine KnobJune 15, 1864
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
91 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Bell Bomber (B-29) Plant1943 - 1946 Reported damaged
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
92 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-47 — Brushy Mountain Line
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
93 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Camouflaged CannonsKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
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
94 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Captain Peter Simonson5th Indiana Battery
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
95 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-55 — Cheatham Hill
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
96 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee Indian Trail Tree
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
97 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee Land LotteryOct. 1832 - Apr. 1833
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 m224740) HM
98 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Cherokee TreatyMay 6, 1828
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
99 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — Clarke Library Building
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
100 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — 033-37 — Cobb County
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

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