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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cartersville, Georgia
Location of Cartersville, Georgia
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 the . . . — — Map (db m13483) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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
9-11-2003 — — Map (db m65822) WM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
By the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m60407) HM|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|