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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hampton, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Clayton County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Clayton County, GA (51) DeKalb County, GA (113) Fayette County, GA (14) Fulton County, GA (463) Henry County, GA (37) Spalding County, GA (198)  ClaytonCounty(51) Clayton County (51)  DeKalbCounty(113) DeKalb County (113)  FayetteCounty(14) Fayette County (14)  FultonCounty(463) Fulton County (463)  HenryCounty(37) Henry County (37)  SpaldingCounty(198) Spalding County (198)
Jonesboro is the county seat for Clayton County
Hampton is in Clayton County
      Clayton County (51)  
ADJACENT TO CLAYTON COUNTY
      DeKalb County (113)  
      Fayette County (14)  
      Fulton County (463)  
      Henry County (37)  
      Spalding County (198)  
 
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1Georgia (Clayton County), Hampton — 031-22 — Cavalry Action at Lovejoy's Station
On the night of Nov. 15, 1864, the 3rd Cavalry Division of General Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta early that morning on its destructive March to the Sea, camped on the west bank of Flint River near Jonesboro (6 miles N). This division, . . . Map (db m42325) HM
2Georgia (Clayton County), Hampton — Constantine Memorial
This is a memorial to Harry S. Dixon and his Fraternity Brothers in Company D, Twenty-Eighth Mississippi Volunteer Calvary, Confederate States of America. Having become members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity in college before the war, they met in an . . . Map (db m43071) HM
3Georgia (Clayton County), Hampton — The Crawford-Dorsey House"In The Midst Of Battles"
Men such as Stephen Green Dorsey represented the peak of the planter class as it existed in this locality. His father moved into what became Clayton County and built a two story log cabin shortly after the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1821 opened the . . . Map (db m70117) HM
4Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — "The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station"Captain Edward Croft's Flying Artillery of Columbus, Georgia
At first light of August 20, 1864, Confederate General Sul Ross’s Texas Cavalry had located Kilpatrick’s retreating Federals near Lee’s Mill and fought their rear guard as they took the road that led southward to the McDonough Road. This road took . . . Map (db m70136) HM
5Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Bill ElliottHampton Speed Lane — 2014 —
Winner of the first Winston Million in NASCAR history. Achieved 44 wins, 55 career poles and raced in 828 races. Inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015.Map (db m187112) HM
6Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Bobby AllisonHampton Speed Lane — 2017 —
85 career NASCAR Cup Series wins, 1983 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, One of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers, member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Map (db m187109) HM
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7Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Bruton SmithHampton Speed Lane — 2016 —
Founder of Speedway Motorsports Inc. and Speedway Children's Charities. Operator of Atlanta Motor Speedway and 7 other NASCAR tracks. Inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2016.Map (db m187110) HM
8Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — 075-7 — Cavalry Skirmish at Bear Creek Station
On Nov. 16, 1864, Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry (Federal) struck the advance of Iverson's cavalry (Confederate) at Lovejoy's Station, 4 mi. N. and drove it south to Bear Creek Station (Hampton), 1 mile E. where Iverson halted to reform . . . Map (db m176707) HM
9Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Dale EarnhardtHampton Speed Lane — 2019 —
Known as “The Intimidator”. Seven time NASCAR Cup series champion. NASCAR Hall of Fame member with 76 wins including nine victories at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayMap (db m187115) HM
10Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Darrell WaltripHampton Speed Lane — 2018 —
Winner of three NASCAR Cup series championships and 84 NASCAR Cup series races. Three time Atlanta Motor Speedway winner. 2012 inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Voted one of the 50 greatest NASCAR drivers of all time.Map (db m187107) HM
11Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Davey AllisonHampton Speed Lane — 2017 —
Famed Member of the “Alabama Gang”. Had 14 Pole Positions and 19 Wins in 191 Career NASCAR Cup Series Starts.Map (db m187108) HM
12Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — David RaganHampton Speed Lane — 2020 —
Native of Unadilla, Ga. - veteran of 14 NASCAR Cup series seasons. Two career Cup series wins in 2011 at Daytona and 2013 at Talladega. Began career in Legends racing program at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Map (db m187105) HM
13Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Dr. W.E. (Brother Bill) BrannonHampton Speed Lane — 2018 —
Area pastor with over 25 years of loyal and faithful service to the local and NASCAR racing communities and Atlanta Motor Speedway. A friend to all who knew him and a champion of God's word through his many areas of ministry.Map (db m187106) HM
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14Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Hampton Depot
Completed in 1881 to accommodate the local cotton crops, this was the largest depot between Atlanta and Savannah.Map (db m187104) HM
15Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Jeff GordonHampton Speed Lane — 2016 —
Four time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, achieved 93 career wins, 81 pole positions, raced in 797 races over 24 years. First race was in 1992 at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayMap (db m187114) HM
16Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Kilpatrick's Raid
After the failed McCook and Stoneman raids, Union Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman mounted one last effort to cut Atlanta's railroads with his cavalry. Just before dark, August 18, 1864, Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick led 4,500 troupers of the 2nd and 3rd . . . Map (db m9843) HM
17Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Kilpatrick's Raid at the Nash FarmAugust 20, 1864
As the last of Minty’s skirmishers withdrew, Kilpatrick and Eli Murray realign King’s 3rd and 5th Kentucky to confront the quiescent Confederate infantry. At the other end of the field, facing the opposite direction, Fielder Jones’ brigade, Captain . . . Map (db m70151) HM
18Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks"The Pride Of The Central Of Georgia Railroad"
The highlight of Ed Waterhouse’s railroad career came in 1892 when he was assigned as engineer of the “Nancy Hanks,” the South’s first non-stop steamliner, and the pride of the Central of Georgia railroad. Running between Atlanta and . . . Map (db m95146) HM
19Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Rex WhiteHampton Speed Lane — our honored 2013 driver —
Rex White won 6 NASCAR Grand National races and claimed the 1960 championship in his #4 Chevrolet. He won 28 NASCAR Grand National races in his 233 career starts and retired at age 35. He lives in Fayetteville, GA.Map (db m187111) HM
20Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Richard PettyHampton Speed Lane
Seven time NASCAR Champion, achieved 200 wins, 127 career poles, raced in 1185 races in 35 seasons. Ran final race Nov. 15, 1992 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.Map (db m187113) HM
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21Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — The "Right Flank" on the McDonough RoadAnd the Campsites of Hood's Army of Tennessee — September 2-18, 1864 —
After Hardee’s & Lee’s Confederate forces lose the first day’s battle at Jonesboro on August 31, 1864, Confederate Lt. General John Bell Hood, inside the fortifications of Atlanta, realizes that the last remaining railroad line that supplied Atlanta . . . Map (db m70148) WM
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022