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By David Seibert, January 27, 2008
Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller Marker
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1Georgia (Appling County), Baxley — 001-1 — Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller
Baxley's Caroline Pafford Miller (1903-1992) was the first Georgia novelist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The author was born in Waycross and spent her formative years in the South Georgia wiregrass country. After moving to . . . Map (db m10079) HM
2Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-9 — America’s First Garden Club
In 1891 at this site, the Ladies Garden Club was founded by twelve Athens ladies in the home of Mrs. E. K. Lumpkin. Mrs. Lamar Cobb was the first president. Beginning as a small neighborhood group, the club extended membership to all Athens ladies . . . Map (db m39083) HM
3Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-06 — Athens High and Industrial School
Established in 1916-1917 and accredited in 1922, Athens High and Industrial School (AHIS) was Georgia’s first four-year public high school for African-American students. Originally known as Reese Street School, founded in 1914, AHIS offered a full . . . Map (db m38795) HM
4Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-16 — Ben T. EppsGeorgia's Pioneer Aviator — 1888-1937 —
Ben T. Epps - Georgia's First in Flight -- designed, built and in 1907 flew the first airplane in the State of Georgia. He was born in Oconee County, educated in Clarke County, and attended Georgia Tech. A self-taught aviator, aircraft designer, and . . . Map (db m11754) HM
5Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-10 — Camak House:Landmark in Georgia Railroading
On March 10, 1834, a group of Athens men met in this house, then the home of Mr. James Camak, to accept the charter of the Georgia Railroad Company and to organize the corporation. At this meeting Mr. Camak was elected its president, and he soon . . . Map (db m9128) HM
6Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-4 — Clarke County
Clarke County, created by Act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga., from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga., . . . Map (db m36187) HM
7Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-2 — Cook & Brother Confederate Armory
To this building in 1862 was brought the machinery of the armory established in New Orleans at the outbreak of the War by Ferdinand W.C. and Francis L. Cook, recent English immigrants, the former a skilled engineer for the manufacture of Enfield . . . Map (db m11288) HM
8Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-11 — Dr. Moses WaddelNoted Educator and Presbyterian Minister
Dr. Moses Waddel, educator and minister, was born in 1770 in N.C. At fourteen he began teaching pupils near his home. Moving to Ga. In 1786, he taught in the Greensboro area until 1787, opening another school at Bethany, Greene County, in 1788. . . . Map (db m38874) HM
9Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-14 — Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace
William Lorenzo Moss, medical researcher and physician, was born in this house at 479 Cobb Street in Cobbham on August 23, 1876. Crawford W. Long was the attending physician. Dr. Moss received his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia in 1897 . . . Map (db m11872) HM
10Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-5 — First Flight in GeorgiaSite of Ben Epps' Garage
Georgia’s pioneer aviator, Benjamin Thomas Epps, was born in Oconee County in 1888. He opened Athens’ first automobile repair garage at this location on East Washington Street in 1907. That same year, nineteen-year-old Epps designed and built his . . . Map (db m11755) HM
11Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-6 — Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery
The Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery was founded in 1882 by the Gospel Pilgrim Society, a fraternal organization, to furnish respectable funerals and burial places for Athens-area African Americans. Popular in the nineteenth century, such societies offset . . . Map (db m14500) HM
12Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-17 — Herty Field
This marker overlooks the site of the first intercollegiate football game played in the state of Georgia and one of the first to be played in the deep south. On January 30, 1892 Georgia defeated Mercer College 50 to 0 on the stubbly grounds that . . . Map (db m11709) HM
13Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-12 — Home of Joseph Henry LumpkinGeorgia's First Chief Justice
Joseph Henry Lumpkin, born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Dec. 23, 1799, entered the University of Georgia at fifteen, completing his college education at Princeton, New Jersey, in 1819. Lumpkin passed the bar in 1820 and began practicing law in . . . Map (db m37800) HM
14Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-2 — Jeruel Academy/Union Baptist Institute
This academy was founded in 1881 at Landrum Chapel (Ebenezer Baptist Church, West) by the Rev. Collins Henry Lyons. In 1886 a new facility was constructed at this site, now on the University of Georgia campus. Here black youth were taught college . . . Map (db m46841) HM
15Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-3 — Louis H. Persley(1888-1932)
Originally from Macon, Georgia, African-American architect Louis H. Persley attended Lincoln University, and graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1914. Persley then joined the faculty of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. One of his . . . Map (db m11753) HM
16Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-8 — Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931)
Lucy Cobb Institute, a College for Girls, was established in 1858 through the effort of T. R. R. Cobb and named for his daughter, Lucy. Later, three of his nieces taught here: Miss Mildred Rutherford, Principal, Mrs. Mary Ann Lipscomb, Mrs. Bessie . . . Map (db m39408) HM
17Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-4 — Old College
Built in 1806 by Jett Thomas to the specifications of college president Josiah Meigs, Old College was the first permanent building on the University of Georgia campus. Originally named Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the building . . . Map (db m19515) HM
18Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-15 — Robert Toombs Oak
A majestic oak tree once stood on this spot and one of the University's most endearing legends also flourished here. Robert Toombs (1810-1885) was young, and boisterous when he was dismissed from Franklin College in 1828. Five decades later it . . . Map (db m11966) HM
19Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-5 — The Athens Double-Barrelled Cannon
This cannon, the only known one of its kind, was designed by Mr. John Gilleland, a private in the “Mitchell Thunderbolts,” an elite “home guard” unit of business and professional men ineligible because of age or disability . . . Map (db m19549) HM
20Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-18 — The Red and Black
Students published the first issue of the University of Georgia's campus newspaper, The Red and Black, on Nov. 24, 1893, from offices in the Academic Building (now the Hunter-Holmes Academic Building). The tabloid boosted school spirit, . . . Map (db m11289) HM
21Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-6 — The Stoneman Raid
Closing in on Atlanta in July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman found it "too strong to assault and too extensive to invest". To force its evacuation, he sent Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman’s cavalry [US] to cut the Macon railway by which Atlanta’s defenders . . . Map (db m19661) HM
22Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-13 — The Taylor-Grady House
General Robert Taylor (1787-1859), a planter and cotton merchant, built this Greek Revival home as a summer residence in 1839. Shortly thereafter he moved his family here permanently from Savannah in order for his sons to attend the University of . . . Map (db m38698) HM
23Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-1 — United States Navy Pre-Flight School
Between 1942 and 1945, the Navy operated a Pre-Flight School on the University of Georgia campus. As one of only five such schools in the nation, the program trained approximately 20,000 cadets in the skills needed as combat pilots in the Pacific . . . Map (db m21247) HM
24Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-1 — University of Georgia
Endowed with 40,000 acres of land in 1784 and chartered in 1785, the charter was the first granted by a state for a government controlled university. After Louisville and then Greensboro were first selected, the current site was chosen. The . . . Map (db m16062) HM
25Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — 002-1 — Atkinson Court House>>>----- >
Atkinson County was created by an act of the Georgia legislature in 1917, out of lands previously in Clinch and Coffee Counties. The county was organized Jan. 1, 1918. The first officers were J.W. Roberts, Ordinary; Wiley M. Sumner, Clerk . . . Map (db m106274) HM
26Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — 002-2 — Kinnaird Trail
Kinnaird Trail, considered the oldest public road in Wiregrass Georgia, follows an Indian trail used before white men came to this country. In Revolutionary days, it was named Kinnaird Trail as the route was used by Indians and traders travelling . . . Map (db m26019) HM
27Georgia (Atkinson County), Pearson — 002-3 — Minnie F. Corbitt Memorial Museum>>>----- >
Here, about 1873, on Lot No. 1, S.J. Henderson built the first residence in Pearson, then the terminus of the Brunswick and Albany R. R. Successively the home of prominent families in early Pearson history, in 1905 it became the residence of Martin . . . Map (db m53174) HM
28Georgia (Bacon County), Alma — 003-1 — Bacon County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 27, 1914, is named for Augustus O. Bacon, four times U.S. Senator, who died in office Feb. 15, 1914. An expert on Mexican affairs, his death was a great loss coming at a time of critical relations . . . Map (db m24292) HM
29Georgia (Baker County), Newton — 004-1 — Baker County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 12 & 24, 1825, is named for Col. John Baker of Revolutionary fame. The original County Site was at Byron but an Act of Dec. 26, 1831, established a new Site which was named Newton for Sgt. John . . . Map (db m26981) HM
30Georgia (Baker County), Newton — 004-2 — Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp
Near here in Chickasawachee Swamp a decisive battle of the Southern Indian Wars was fought July 3, 1836. About 300 warriors were entrenched on an island in the swamp, after a raid in which they killed several settlers. A force of militia under . . . Map (db m26959) HM
31Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-10 — Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty(1867-1938)
Charles Holmes Herty, one of America’s outstanding chemists, was born on this site December 4, 1867. He spent his early life in Milledgeville where he attended the Middle Georgia Agricultural and Military College (now Georgia College). Later he . . . Map (db m36294) HM
32Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-1 — Brown-Stetson-Sanford House
This Milledgeville Federal-style house was built c. 1825 on North Wilkinson Street for George T. Brown by English-born builder-architect John Marlor. It was operated as the U.S. Hotel and then the Beecher-Brown Hotel to serve visitors and . . . Map (db m13141) HM
33Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-14 — Campsite of Union Army<------<<<<
The Union Army of 65,000 men under the command of General Wm. T. Sherman left Atlanta on November 15, 1864. Only the left wing of 30,000 men entered Milledgeville. The advance units arrived here on the 22nd. The right wing marched via Clinton and . . . Map (db m35995) HM
34Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-28 — Cemetery Square
This square was reserved for public use in the city's original survey and became the site of early church buildings. One hundred yards south of this point is a stone marking the site of the first Methodist Church erected in Georgia west of the . . . Map (db m53076) HM
35Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-12 — Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite
Marching toward Milledgeville via Covington, Shady Dale and Eatonton Factory, the Union Army's 14th Corps reached this crossroad on the night of November 22, 1864. General Sherman camped at the Howell Cobb place, a few yards north of this point. . . . Map (db m13136) HM
36Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-30 — De Soto in Georgia
In May 1539 Hernando de Soto landed in Florida with over 600 people, 220 horses and mules, and a herd reserved for famine. Fired by his success in Pizarro's conquest of Peru, De Soto had been granted the rights, by the King of Spain, to explore, . . . Map (db m27275) HM
37Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-3 — Flannery O'Connor's Andalusia Farm
Andalusia was the home of writer Flannery O’Connor from 1951 until her death in 1964. Born in Savannah in 1925, O’Connor and her family moved to Milledgeville in 1940. O’Connor left Georgia for a time, but returned to Milledgeville in 1951 after . . . Map (db m8982) HM
38Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-23 — Fort Wilkinson
Three hundred yards east of this point stood Ft. Wilkinson, established in 1797 on Georgia's Indian boundary. Garrisoned by soldiers whose families lived outside the stockade, it was an early trading house where Creek Indians were provided . . . Map (db m13140) HM
39Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-4 — Georgia's Secession Convention
On January 16, 1861, the Georgia Secession Convention met here to consider seceding from the United States. Secession began in response to Abraham Lincoln's election as president the previous November and the belief that his Republican party was . . . Map (db m42603) HM
40Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-17 — Howell Cobb Plantation
Site of the large Baldwin County plantation of Howell Cobb, one of the 'Great Georgia Triumvirate' of Stephens, Toombs and Cobb, and his wife, the former Mary Ann Lamar. Born at Cherry Hill in Jefferson County, Georgia Sept. 7, 1815, he graduated . . . Map (db m13137) HM
41Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-13 — Junction of 20th and 14th Corps
With the right wing of his army in the vicinity of Clinton and Macon, General Sherman, with the left wing, appeared at this point on November 23, 1864. The left wing, consisting of the 20th and 14th corps, was comprised of 30,000 men, 12,000 horses . . . Map (db m35832) HM
42Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-24 — Milledgeville State Hospital
In 1837, largely through the influence of Tomlinson Fort and William A. White, the legislature appropriated $20,000 for a dormitory near Milledgeville where the state’s mentally ill could receive custodial care. A four-story building was opened on . . . Map (db m13135) HM
43Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-7 — Montpelier<------<<<<
This church is named Montpelier after Fort Montpelier of 1794, 1/2 mi. below here down the Oconee. This fort & others were built during the Creek Indian troubles. Capt. Jonas Fouche was ordered to guard the Ga. frontier from the mouth of the Tugaloo . . . Map (db m36103) HM
44Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-5 — Old Fort Fidius>>>-- 1793-1797 -->
The first settlement in this section was made up of four frame houses, a dozen or more cabins and a fort. It was called Federal town. Many of the soldiers died so a new fort was built several miles up the river and named Fort Fidius. It was located . . . Map (db m36323) HM
45Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-1B — Old Governor’s Mansion
Completed in 1838, The Executive Mansion was the fifth and last residence occupied by Georgia governors when Milledgeville was the capital of Georgia. The Palladian-inspired structure is considered one of the most perfect examples of Georgian . . . Map (db m36124) HM
46Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-21 — Old Oglethorpe University
This is the site of the antebellum college established in the community of Midway by the Hopewell Presbytery in 1833. Its first president, Carlisle P. Beman, was succeded by Samuel K. Talmage. In 1861, students and faculty entered Confederate . . . Map (db m10803) HM
47Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-1A — Old State Capitol>>>>--- 2 Blocks --->
A reproduction of Georgia’s State Capitol 1807-1867 stands on the original site. Wings to the main building were added in 1828 and 1837. Here the Secession Convention met Jan. 16, 1861 and after three days of bitter debate passed the secession act. . . . Map (db m36405) HM
48Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-16 — Provost Guard Campsite
The 3rd Wisconsin and the 107th New York Regiments, having been detailed for provost duty, encamped on this square, November 22-25, 1864. The State Arsenal on the north side of the square was burned. The magazine, which stood on the opposite side, . . . Map (db m13139) HM
49Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-11 — Route of the Twentieth Corps
On the morning of Nov. 23, 1864, the main body of the 20th Corps of the Union Army, commanded by Gen. A. S. Williams, reached Milledgeville from Eatonton. The Corps marched down Jackson Street to this point where companies were formed into line. . . . Map (db m35712) HM
50Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-26 — Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The first Catholic mass was celebrated at Milledgeville in April, 1845, at the Hugh Treanor apartment in the Newell Hotel. Bishop Ignatius Reynolds of the diocese of Charleston, accompanied by Father J. F. O’Neill, visited here in 1847. In 1850 this . . . Map (db m36357) HM
51Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-8 — St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
This Church was organized in 1841 through the efforts of Bishop Stephen Elliott. The church building was completed in 1843 and consecrated Dec. 10. The vestibule, annex and Gothic roof were added later. The handmade chancel furniture was given by . . . Map (db m36104) HM
52Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-29 — State College
Largely through the efforts of William Y. Atkinson the Georgia Normal and Industrial College was founded in 1889 with J. Harris Chappell as the first president. It became a degree-granting institution in 1917 and included a liberal arts program. The . . . Map (db m36361) HM
53Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-19 — Statehouse Square
On this tract of twenty acres was built the Statehouse, the original wing of which was completed in 1811. Later additions were made until 1835 when it was finished in its present form. Near the Statehouse stood the Arsenal and the Magazine, brick . . . Map (db m36404) HM
54Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-20 — The Great Seal of Georgia
When Federal troops entered Milledgeville in November, 1864, Georgia Secretary of State Nathan C. Barnett hid the Great Seal under a house and the legislative minutes in a pig pen 30 yards east of this point. Later they were returned to the . . . Map (db m36358) HM
55Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-18 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing (15th . . . Map (db m35533) HM
56Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-2 — The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy
On this corner stood the Milledgeville Hotel built in 1858 while Milledgeville served as Georgia's capital. In 1903 Emily Norvell Hardy took over management of the hotel. She moved into the hotel with her two youngest children, including . . . Map (db m15373) HM
57Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-22 — The Rock Landing>>>------>
Five miles south of this point is the Rock Landing at the head of navigation on the Oconee River and at the junction of the old Indian trading paths leading westward. In 1789 Pres. Washington sent Gen. Benjamin Lincoln here to treat with Chief . . . Map (db m36326) HM
58Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-25 — Tomlinson Fort House
At this site lived Tomlinson Fort (1787-1859). A leader of the Union Party, he studied medicine and wrote a widely used book on medical practice. A captain in the War of 1812, he served in the Georgia legislature and the U.S. Congress, and on the . . . Map (db m36134) HM
59Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-27 — Troup-Clark Political Feud
In the street near this site in June 1807, occurred the horse-whipping of Superior Court Judge Charles Tait by his political enemy John Clark, later Governor of Georgia. Clark was fined $2,000 for the assault. The incident illustrates Georgia . . . Map (db m36362) HM
60Georgia (Baldwin County), Scottsboro — 005-4 — John Clark House
This house, now the Du Bignon home, was once the home of John Clark, Governor of Georgia. At the age of 16, John Clark fought with his father, General Elijah Clark, distinguished Revolutionary soldier, at the decisive Battle of Kettle Creek. . . . Map (db m13138) HM
61Georgia (Baldwin County), Scottsboro — 005-15 — Route of Gen. Kilpatrick’s Cavalry
Gen. Sherman’s Cavalry Corps, commanded by Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, consisted of 5,000 men, 8,000 animals, and 300 wagons. It rode from Gordon to Milledgeville on Nov. 24 to join the left wing of the Union Army. On the 25th, Gen. Kilpatrick moved . . . Map (db m42314) HM
62Georgia (Banks County), Alto — 006-3 — Line Baptist Church
The Line Baptist Church was constituted Sept. 13, 1802, by Rev. Moses Sanders, Thomas Maxwell and Daniel White. This church was just over the line between Georgia and Cherokee lands. Meetings couldn’t be held at night, because all white people . . . Map (db m40651) HM
63Georgia (Banks County), Baldwin — 006-2 — “Hawkins Line”
This line, sometimes called “The Four Mile Purchase Line” was the boundary between Georgia and the Cherokee Nation from 1804 to 1818. It was established when Georgia bought a four mile strip from the Indians so as to take in Wofford’s . . . Map (db m40642) HM
64Georgia (Banks County), Baldwin — 006-3B — Battle of Narrows>>>------>
This battle was fought Oct. 12, 1864 between Confederate troops and Union cavalry in the nearby mountain pass. A Confederate victory saved Habersham county from pillaging by Union troops and camp followers and also saved grain fields for . . . Map (db m40640) HM
65Georgia (Banks County), Baldwin — 006-6 — Leatherwood Baptist Church
Leatherwood Baptist Church was established in 1801 at Eastanollee in Franklin County. Many members moved near here, organized this church and named it Leatherwood. Members remaining in Eastanollee reorganized and named their church Eastanollee. Land . . . Map (db m40703) HM
66Georgia (Banks County), Homer — 006-7B — Banks County
Banks County was created by Act of Dec. 11, 1858 from Franklin and Habersham Counties. It was named for Dr. Richard Banks (1784-1850), whose reputation as physician and surgeon extended over north Ga. and S.C. Especially noted for treating Indians . . . Map (db m40684) HM
67Georgia (Banks County), Homer — 006-1 — Indian Boundary
The boundary between the State of Georgia and the Cherokee Nation established by the Treaty of Augusta, May 31, 1783, ran along here. The line ran “from the top of Currahee mountain to the head, or source, of the most southern branch of the . . . Map (db m40659) HM
68Georgia (Banks County), Homer — 006-7 — Mt. Pleasant Church
In 1780 a group of people, Garrisons and Wilmonts, met on the top of the hill behind the church, built a platform between two trees, and held a religious meeting. This small gathering, and the statement that it was pleasant to worship on the . . . Map (db m16995) HM
69Georgia (Banks County), Homer — 006-5 — Nails Creek Baptist Church
Nails Creek Baptist Church, the first Baptist Church in Banks County, was established February 11, 1787. It was the Mother Church of Middle River, Grove Level and Indian Creek. Many descendants of its charter members are active in the work of the . . . Map (db m14473) HM
70Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — 007-2 — Barrow County
Barrow County was created by Act of July 7, 1914 from Gwinnett, Jackson and Walton Counties. It was named for David Crenshaw Barrow, Chancellor of the University of Georgia for many years. Born in Oglethorpe County, October 18, 1852, he died in . . . Map (db m19070) HM
71Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — 007-3 — Battle of King's Tanyard
On July 31, 1864, at the Battle of Sunshine Church (19 miles NE of Macon), Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman [US] surrendered with 600 men to Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson, Jr., [CS], after covering the escape of Adams’ and Capron’s brigades of his cavalry . . . Map (db m23454) HM
72Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — 007-1 — Fort Yargo
This remarkably preserved log blockhouse was built in 1793, according to historians. There are several references to Fort Yargo as existing prior to 1800. Its location is given as three miles southwest of “Jug Tavern,” original name for . . . Map (db m22396) HM
73Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — 7-1 — Glenwood Elementary and High School
Glenwood Elementary and High School was established in 1951 as one of Georgia’s first public consolidated schools for African Americans. Part of a statewide equalization effort to improve school buildings and preserve segregation, Glenwood became . . . Map (db m56487) HM
74Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — 007-4 — The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard
Closing in on Atlanta in July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman found it "too strong to assault and too extensive to invest." To force its evacuation, he sent Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman's cavalry [US] to cut the Macon railway by which its defenders were . . . Map (db m17307) HM
75Georgia (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
76Georgia (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
77Georgia (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
78Georgia (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
79Georgia (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
80Georgia (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
81Georgia (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
82Georgia (Bartow County), Allatoona — 008-44 — Allatoona Pass
Allatoona was in pioneer days a travel hub, because ridges from east and south met here where it was fairly easy to cross the Allatoona Mountain range by winding over a low ridge, or pass. The Sandtown or Tennessee Road from the south, and the . . . Map (db m13843) HM
83Georgia (Bartow County), Allatoona — 008-6 — Battle of AllatoonaOctober 5, 1864
After artillery firing and repeated assaults by French's troops, [CS] the Federals made a final stand in the star fort W. of rock cut. Failing to dislodge the defenders, French retreated to New Hope Church in Paulding County. French's division . . . Map (db m13936) HM
84Georgia (Bartow County), Atco — 008-3 — Pettit CreekCamp Site, Federal 23d Corps.
Johnston’s forces [CS] retreated southward from Cassville along this road, to Allatoona Mountains, south of the Etowah, May 20, 1864. They were immediately followed by Schofield’s 23d Corps, [US] which encamped in this vicinity. While here, troops . . . Map (db m21679) HM
85Georgia (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
86Georgia (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
87Georgia (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
88Georgia (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
89Georgia (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
90Georgia (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
91Georgia (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 the . . . Map (db m13483) HM
92Georgia (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
93Georgia (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
94Georgia (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
95Georgia (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
96Georgia (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
97Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — 008-20 — Confederate Army of Tenn. at Cassville
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s forces [CS], reaching Cassville May 18, 1864 from Resaca, 30 m. N., took positions on ridge W. of the town & prepared to withstand the advancing Federals. May 19th: Pursuant to this intention, Hood's corps [CS] moved N. . . . Map (db m13940) HM
98Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — 008-39B — Confederate Dead
In this cemetery are buried about 300 unknown Confederate soldiers who died of wounds or disease in the several Confederate hospitals located in Cassville. These hospitals operated from late 1861 until May 18, 1864, then moved south out of the path . . . Map (db m13978) HM
99Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — 008-23 — Confederate Line5 P.M. May 19, 1864
The three corps of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army [CS] were withdrawn from N. & W. of Cassville to this ridge, E. & S. of the town. Hardee was posted astride the R.R. near Cass Station on the S.; Polk centered here & Hood’s line skirted the . . . Map (db m30561) HM
100Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — 008-38 — Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters
The William Neal McKelvey residence - 1864. A Council of War held here May 19, discussed the advisability of holding the position E. & S. of Cassville by the Confederate army. Present were: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston; Lt. Gen. Polk; Lt. Gen. John B. . . . Map (db m15457) HM

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