June 27, 1864. While 8 Federal brigades at Kennesaw Mtn. & at Cheatham Hill, made futile attempts to break Johnston’s line [CS], Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] moved S. from Powder Springs road. This flanking move was opposed by Hood’s A. C., (extended . . . — — Map (db m29416) HM
July 4, 1864. Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair’s 17th A. C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee & Stoneman’s cavalry [US], moved from Sandtown rd. E. on this, the old Turner’s Ferry rd. to outflank Johnston’s Smyrna – Ruff’s Mill line [CS]. . . . — — Map (db m16806) HM
A blacksmith was one of the most important tradesmen in any community in the 1800s. In addition to making tools, cookware, weapons, farm implements and building materials, the blacksmith was also called upon to repair many critical farm and . . . — — Map (db m197621) HM
The Mable Family Cemetery is the final resting place for both the Mable Family and some of their slaves. The family section which contains twenty-three graves is paved and covered with pea gravel. Twenty-two of the graves are marked.
The first . . . — — Map (db m197615) HM
Corn was one of the most important crops in Georgia in the 1800s. The Mable family grew corn to provide food for their animals such as hogs and cows. They also took a portion of their dried corn crop to a nearby grist mill to be ground into corn . . . — — Map (db m197611) HM
July 5, 1864. Gresham’s 4th div., on this rd. and Leggett’s 3d (17th A. C.), with Stoneman’s cav. [US] on Howell’s Fy. Rd. S. of it, drove the Ga. Militia and Ross’ cav. E. across Nickajack Cr. where they occupied the left of Johnston’s River Line. . . . — — Map (db m17418) HM
Gen. Gustavus W. Smith’s Georgia Militia & Gen. L. S. Ross’ cav., driven E. to this point from Sandtown rd. (at Mableton), July 4, 1864, was again assailed by the 17th A. C. [US] July 5. Gresham’s 4th div., astride the road, together with Leggett’s . . . — — Map (db m17022) HM
In 1838, Robert and Pheriby Mable moved to this site and later purchased 300 acres of land from Denson Melton who had received it from the State of Georgia in a land lottery. They lived with their growing family in a two room cabin on the property. . . . — — Map (db m197627) HM
Robert Mable was born in Scotland in 1803 and immigrated with his family to New York State in 1820. At first, Robert lived and worked in Savannah, Georgia and then in Hancock County, Georgia where he married Pheriby Aycock in 1838.
In 1843, . . . — — Map (db m197625) HM
The Friends of the Mable House, a part of the South Cobb Arts Alliance, along with Cobb County P.A.R.K.S., welcomes you to explore the historic Mable House, its outbuildings and grounds. Use the map to locate the informative signs around the . . . — — Map (db m197609) HM
July, 1864, a heavy, intrenched line of field works, from the mouth of Nickajack Cr. (.8 mi. S. W.) extended N. E. to a point 1 mi. above State R. R. bridge. This line, prepared in advance, was occupied by Johnston’s forces [CS] when they withdrew . . . — — Map (db m29472) HM
In the 1800s, a house fire would have been catastrophic, so food was prepared in this kitchen house and carried to the main house. Food was cooked in cast iron pots and pans in the fireplace and later, on a cast iron wood-burning stove. The two . . . — — Map (db m197622) HM
acknowledgement to God for
here, known and unknown,
who, in slavery, lived,
served, and enrichened the
history of Mableton
From Robert Mable's family Bible
*Gelia Born December 31st 1824 • . . . — — Map (db m197614) HM
The stalemate on the Kennesaw Mtn. front was broken when the rt. wing of Sherman’s forces was extended S. on the old Sandtown road to this point. This eventuated July 1, 1864, when Brig. Gen. Milo S. Hascall’s (2d) div., 23d A. C. [US] moved to . . . — — Map (db m16803) HM
The smokehouse served as a processing and storage location for pork being cured through a salting and smoking process. The Mable family's smokehouse was built about the same time as the main house in the 1840s, making it one of the oldest surviving . . . — — Map (db m197628) HM
The Sweet Potato House was used to store or “cure” sweet potatoes until it was time to take them to market. Curing converts some of the starches into sugars, improves flavor, toughens skins and prolongs storage life.
The building was heated by a . . . — — Map (db m197618) HM
July 3, 1864. Concurrent with Johnston’s evacuation of his Kennesaw Mtn. line [CS], McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [US] was shifted to the rt. of Sherman’s forces & via Sandtown rd. reached this vicinity -- joining Hascall’s div., 23d A.C. These . . . — — Map (db m16798) HM
Ante-bellum res. of Robert Mable (1803-1885). July 3, 1864, Maj. Gen. F.P. Blair's 17th A.C., of McPherson's Army of the Tenn. [US], having marched from Kennesaw Mtn., via Sandtown rd., reached Moss' house (near Floyd Station), 1.2 mi. N. 2 P.M. . . . — — Map (db m12054) HM
Schofield's 23d A. C. [US] marked time in this vicinity while McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [US] made demonstrations at Chattahoochee ferries below Johnston’s River Line [CS] -- indicating, falsely, that crossings would be made there while actual . . . — — Map (db m29694) HM
Cited in Official Records of the Atlanta Campaign, 1864, as the “Widow Mitchell” house. A key position of the Federal right wing in military operations on the Sandtown rd. during the retreat of Johnston’s forces S. from Kennesaw to the . . . — — Map (db m29742) HM
During the 5 days when Army of the Tennessee headquarters were here, the troops of the 15th & 17th A. C. [US] were posted on a ridge just W. of Nickajack Creek, facing the left of Johnston’s River Line. (July 5-9, 1864).
16th A. C. [US] . . . — — Map (db m29747) HM
This, the old Sandtown Road was the route of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US], south to the Mitchell house, July 5, 1864. From Mitchell’s, an old road ran east to the Chattahoochee River at Turner’s Ferry, most of its course being U.S. . . . — — Map (db m16892) HM
Below the concrete is the Mable family's original well. The well was hand-dug, as were most wells at the time. Some were deepened later by mechanical drilling. An electric pump was added in the twentieth century.
A good well was essential to a . . . — — Map (db m197624) HM