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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Polk County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Polk 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> Polk County, GA (24) Bartow County, GA (132) Floyd County, GA (43) Haralson County, GA (5) Paulding County, GA (43) Cherokee County, AL (46) Cleburne County, AL (2)  PolkCounty(24) Polk County (24)  BartowCounty(132) Bartow County (132)  FloydCounty(43) Floyd County (43)  HaralsonCounty(5) Haralson County (5)  PauldingCounty(43) Paulding County (43)  CherokeeCountyAlabama(46) Cherokee County (46)  CleburneCounty(2) Cleburne County (2)
Cedartown is the county seat for Polk County
Adjacent to Polk County, Georgia
      Bartow County (132)  
      Floyd County (43)  
      Haralson County (5)  
      Paulding County (43)  
      Cherokee County, Alabama (46)  
      Cleburne County, Alabama (2)  
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1 Georgia, Polk County, Aragon — 115-2 — Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring
The spring 175 yds. E. was the camping place of Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge’s 16th A.C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US], May 23, 1864, enroute from the Etowah River to Dallas, Paulding County. May 24. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis’ (2nd) div., . . . Map (db m20229) HM
2 Georgia, Polk County, Aragon — 115-3 — Logan’s 15th Corps at Swaintown
May 23, 1864. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s 15th A.C. [US], camped here at Euharlee Cr., on the site of old Swaintown while Maj. Gen. G.M. Dodge’s 16th A.C. [US] camped at Peek’s Spring one mile Northwest. These two A.C., comprising McPherson’s Army . . . Map (db m20230) HM
3 Georgia, Polk County, Aragon — 115-1B — McPherson’s March to Dallas Reported missing
May 23, 1864. The Army of the Tennessee [US], consisting of Logan’s 15th & Dodge’s 16th A.C., crossed the Etowah River at Woolley's Bridge & by Old Macedonia Church & roads not now existing, reached this, the intersection with the Old Alabama Rd., . . . Map (db m20227) HM
4 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Before the Mall
As with most communities throughout America, the downtown was once home to local branches of major department stores. In Cedartown, grocery stores like Kroger and A&P once had storefronts, and local merchants such as A.C. Cobb, Stubbs and Hogg, and . . . Map (db m197592) HM
5 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — 115-6 — Big Spring Park
Asa Prior, born in Virginia about 1785, pioneered into this valley and purchased a large tract of land including this spring and Cedar Creek in 1834. In 1852 he deeded the spring and 10 adjacent acres to the City of Cedartown. Another pioneer, Mr. . . . Map (db m35812) HM
6 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Cedartown's City Plan
Cedartown developed from the original town plan that resulted from Asa Prior's division of land that included a courthouse square on the north side of the tract. The lots surrounding the square were planned to be sold as commercial lots. The Rome . . . Map (db m197545) HM
7 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Cobb's Corner
The intersection of West Avenue and Main Street was never intentionally planned to be the center of Cedartown, but eventually as the downtown grew south from the courthouse, this eventually became the main intersection. In the main image, dating . . . Map (db m197587) HM
8 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Everyone Loves a Parade
Main Street Cedartown has always been a top choice for the area's parades, festivals and special events. From the annual fall festival held each October, to Shriner's Parades, Homecoming Parades, and all sorts of political rallies, concerts, and . . . Map (db m197583) HM
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9 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Founding of Cedartown
The earliest known inhabitants in the Cedartown area were the Cherokee Indians, who had taken over the surrounding territory from the Creek Indians in the 1760's. Cherokee settlements in the area were known as Char'le Town, Cedar Town and Clean . . . Map (db m197547) HM
10 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Hawkes Children's Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197567) HM
11 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Houses of Worship in Downtown
The First Baptist Church in Cedar Town was established along Tanyard Branch (about one half mile south) in 1835. Asa Prior and William West donated two acres for the construction of a sanctuary in 1845. This building served until 1891, when a new . . . Map (db m197570) HM
12 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Images of Yesteryear
(From left to right) • Druggist T.F. Burbank came to Cedartown in 1873, and built the block of buildings between Woodland and Herbert Streets in 1879. • The building to your right was once the Grand Theater, shown here during some . . . Map (db m197569) HM
13 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — 115-7 — Ivy Ledbetter LeeFounder of Modern Public Relations — 1877~1934 —
Ivy Ledbetter Lee, public relations expert, author, lecturer, and philanthropist, was born July 16, 1877, near Cedartown. He attended Emory College for two years and then went to Princeton, where he earned his A.B. in 1898, paying his way by working . . . Map (db m35795) HM
14 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Parker and LundyEst. 1949
The late Senator James I. Parker established the law firm of Parker and Lundy on this site in 1949. William L. Lundy, Jr. joined the firm in 1985 and Richard J. Lundy in 1987, Charles E. "Chuck” Morris, Jr. in 1998, Laura L. Wheale in 2014, and . . . Map (db m197548) HM
15 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — 115-1A — Polk County
Created December 20, 1851 and named for President James Knox Polk. Cedartown is fittingly named for the trees which flourish in this beautiful valley. The city is a railroad center, has a thriving textile industry, and a large paper mill. . . . Map (db m35738) HM
16 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Polk County Confederate Monument
[Front] Erected by the Cedartown Chapter U.D.C. No. 491 to the Confederate veterans of Polk County, 1906. The daughters of those who made our flag, hold in exalted veneration those who bore it. [Side] When . . . Map (db m197543) WM
17 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Polk County Courthouses
The first courthouse in the area was a frame building erected in Van Wert in 1838. When Cedar Town was made the county seat of the newly formed Polk County in 1851, Asa Prior sold land to the new county for a new courthouse for $1,200. The two story . . . Map (db m197540) HM
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18 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Public Works and Buildings of Cedartown
Northwest Georgia is blessed with many limestone springs. When Van Wert was founded, hollowed out chestnut and cedar logs were fashioned to bring spring water from nearby hills into the village, making it one of the first communities in Northwest . . . Map (db m197537) HM
19 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — 115-8 — Sterling Holloway1905 - 1992
Sterling Price Holloway, Jr., like his father, was named for Confederate General Sterling "Pap" Price. He was born on this site and went to school here then attended the Georgia Military Academy in College Park, now Woodward Academy. He later . . . Map (db m35342) HM
20 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — The Cedartown Water Works, Woman's Building, Big Spring Park Historic District
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 2000Map (db m197533) HM
21 Georgia, Polk County, Cedartown — Trail of Tears Cherokee"Walk in their Footsteps"
The area surrounding the Cedartown Big Springs was first inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The land was prized for its abundance of sparkling spring water and shade-providing cedar trees. The Cherokee people lived here peacefully until May 26, 1838 . . . Map (db m107439) HM
22 Georgia, Polk County, Rockmart — 115-5 — Old Van Wert Polk County
County seat of Paulding when that county was created in 1832; inc. 1838. Named for Isaac Van Wert & John Paulding, two of the captors of Major Andre. Polk County was organized in 1851 from parts of Floyd and Paulding; this placed Van Wert in Polk . . . Map (db m35778) HM
23 Georgia, Polk County, Rockmart — Rockmart Memorial Park
[Entry marker] We honor those who served in our country's Armed forces Dedicated November 11, 2001 [Main memorial] The City of Rockmart and Brown–Wright American Legion Post 12 dedicate this memorial to . . . Map (db m197595) WM
24 Georgia, Polk County, Rockmart — Rockmart Slate House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197593) HM
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Nov. 29, 2023