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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Adairsville, 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 (11) 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(11) Pickens County (11)  PolkCounty(24) Polk County (24)
Cartersville is the county seat for Bartow County
Adairsville is in Bartow County
      Bartow County (129)  
      Cherokee County (8)  
      Cobb County (208)  
      Floyd County (43)  
      Gordon County (75)  
      Paulding County (43)  
      Pickens County (11)  
      Polk County (24)  
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1Georgia, 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
2Georgia, 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
3Georgia, 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
4Georgia, 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
5Georgia, 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
6Georgia, 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
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7Georgia, 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
8Georgia, 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
9Georgia, 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
10Georgia, 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
11Georgia, Gordon County, Adairsville — 064-32 — Cherokee Nation
During the early 1800’s, northern Georgia was heart of the sovereign, independent Cherokee Indian Nation. By this time Cherokee were the most progressive Indian tribe in North America. In 1821, they became the first American Indians with a written . . . Map (db m11567) HM
12Georgia, Gordon County, Adairsville — 064-1 — Oothcaloga Valley Reported missing
During the advance of Sherman's forces S. from Resaca, May 16-17, 1864, the (US) 4th, followed by the 14th Corps, marched by this and nearby roads, pursuing Johnston`s forces (CS) which had evacuated Resaca the night before. Newton's Div., leading . . . Map (db m180360) HM
13Georgia, Gordon County, Adairsville — 064-2 — Site of the Robert C. Saxon House
Otherwise known as the Octagon or Gravel House ~ an eight~sided stone residence, built in 1856, on the knoll east of here. May 17, 1864, a rear guard action between Cheatham’s Div., Hardee’s A. C. and Newton’s 2d Div., 4th A. C. was fought along . . . Map (db m11056) HM
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Feb. 6, 2023