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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cartersville, Georgia

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Cartersville is the county seat for Bartow County
Cartersville is in Bartow County
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1 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — AlabamaThe Yellowhammer State
“For the noble dead the army mourns. A nation mourns for the living. Honor and respect will await them wherever they shall be known as faithful soldiers who have for their dearest rights so often gone through the fires of battle and the baptism . . . Map (db m240090) HM WM
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
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9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
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18 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
19 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — First Presbyterian Church
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1853Map (db m228035) HM
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
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27 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
28 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Illinois
Here loyal men fell defending the United States and Freedom October 5, 1864 The price of victory was 86 killed, 243 wounded, 48 missing Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiments 7th 9th 12th 50th 57th 93rdMap (db m240084) HM WM
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — LouisianaPointe Coupee — Co. A —
Louisiana Battery Allatoona Pass Oct. 5th 1864Map (db m240091) HM WM
33 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
34 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
35 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
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36 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
37 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Minnesota
In tribute to the officers and men of the Fourth Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Lt. Col. John E. Tourtellotte, commanding. Who held their ground on October 5, 1864. 11 killed. 33 wounded.Map (db m240083) HM WM
38 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Mississippi
Honor to those men who fought here on Oct. 5 1864. 4th Reg. Col. Thomas N. Adaire 7th Reg. Capt. J.D. Harris 35th Reg. Col. William S. Barry 36th Reg. Col. William Witherspoon 39th Reg. Col. P.J. Durr 46th Reg. Col. William H. . . . Map (db m240088) HM WM
39 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Missouri
On this field of honor Missouri soldiers of Cockrell's elite brigade fought and died for southern independence. October 5, 1864. 91 killed. C.S.A.Map (db m240087) HM WM
40 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — North Carolina29th and 39th Infantry Regiments
In honor of the brave men of the North Carolina 29th and 39th Infantry Regiments who fought and died here in defense of their families, homes, country and for southern independence.Map (db m240089) HM WM
41 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Ohio
The 5th Ohio Cavalry served throughout the Atlanta Campaign. Acting as the eyes of the Union forces, elements of the 5th Ohio were posted to Allatoona on picket and communication duty where they fought in the Battle of Allatoona Pass on October . . . Map (db m240081) HM WM
42 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
43 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
44 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
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45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — TexasAllatoona Pass — October 5, 1864 —
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53 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
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54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — Wisconsin
On 5 October 1864, brave men from Wisconsin defended the star fort and the neighboring rations depot from repeated Confederate attacks. Although the garrison was heavily outnumbered, they tenaciously held the fort. Their courage saved the . . . Map (db m240082) HM WM
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