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Smyrna, Georgia Historical Markers

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Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Artillery Redan
The palisade was interrupted at this point for an artillery redan, an earth structure designed to protect two cannons. The lower sections in the wall of the redan indicate where the muzzle of each gun would protrude. Of the three dozen or so . . . — Map (db m86995) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — 033-74 — Battle of Ruff's Mill
July 4, 1864. Early a.m., Brig. Gen. John Fuller’s brigade, 4th div., 16th A. C. [US], moved 1 mi. E. from the Nickajack Cr. Bridge, Concord Rd., to ascertain the strength of Hood’s A. C. [CS]. Finding it strongly posted, Fuller returned to Ruff’s . . . — Map (db m19603) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — 033-77 — Battle of Smyrna
July 3, 1864. Gen. J. E. Johnston's army (CS) withdrew from Kennesaw Mtn. & occupied a double line of field-works which crossed the R. R. at old Smyrna Camp Ground, facing N. W. Loring's A. C. was on the rt. (N. E. of R. R.); Hardee's, at center; . . . — Map (db m5951) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Churchc. 1866
Founded circa 1850, the original church was destroyed in 1864 by the Federal Army and rebuilt after the Civil War. The church, cemetery, and nearby spring carry the name of James A. Collins, an Atlanta pioneer, merchant, and local landowner. His . . . — Map (db m33421) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — First Marked BurialElijah H. Fleming — Sept. 25, 1802 - April 8, 1848
Marker Front: There may have been burials in this cemetery prior to 1848, however, this grave is the earliest one with an engraved headstone which shows a date. His daughter Mary, who died at approximately 17 years of age on March 14, 1858, . . . — Map (db m17088) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — First Shoupade
Before you are the earthen remnants of a Civil War fort of unique design. Upon seeing these forts, Confederate Major General G.W. Smith said that their designer — Brigadier General Francis Shoup — would become famous, and Smith called . . . — Map (db m86991) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — 033-79 — Here Johnston’s River Line Crossed the Rd.
July 5, 1864. Gen. J.E. Johnston’s Army of Tenn. [CS] withdrew from the Smyrna-Ruff’s Mill line to formidable field-works which crossed the rd. at this point. The left of the line was at Nickajack Cr., 4.5 mi. S.W.; the rt. curved to the . . . — Map (db m21494) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — 033-75 — Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill
When Johnston’s forces [CS] withdrew from Kennesaw Mtn., July 3, 1864, they occupied a double line of field works extending from Smyrna S. W. to Nickajack Creek at Dodgen's Mill, more or less along this, the old Concord Road. Hood’s Corps held the . . . — Map (db m19626) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Mazie Whitfield NelsonJan. 1, 1890 - Feb. 2, 1977
Marker Front: From her birth home just across the railroad track on Gilbert Street, Mazie Whitfield Nelson watched the growth of downtown Smyrna from a village of less than 400 when she was born on New Year’s Day in 1890, to a community of . . . — Map (db m17089) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Second Shoupade
Again, you are standing behind a Shoupade. This fort faced slightly west of north. It was one of five Shoupades along Fort Drive, which derived its name from the existence of these forts. For over five decades (1950s to early 2000s), this . . . — Map (db m86997) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Shoupade Park
Within this park is the remnant of a unique fortification known as Johnston's River Line. In mid June 1864, the Confederate Army of Tennessee under General Joseph E. Johnston was fighting in central Cobb County and about to withdraw to the . . . — Map (db m86946) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Smyrna Memorial Cemetery
Traditional history says this cemetery was established in 1838 by the Smyrna Methodist Church. However, Wylie Flannigan of Campbell County, Ga. took title to Land Lot 522 in which the cemetery is located, on July 1, 1843 after paying Georgia $5.00 . . . — Map (db m17066) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — Smyrna’s First MayorJohn C. Moore — Aug. 16, 1830 - May 10, 1897
Front Ulysses S. Grant was President of the U.S., and the South was still suffering from the effects of abusive Reconstruction when Smyrna was first incorporated August 23, 1872. One theory is that in the post-war era, citizens feared the town . . . — Map (db m17072) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — 033-78 — The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs.
S. on this rd., .8 mi. stands the ante-bellum residence of Alexander Eaton (1809-1905). July 3, 4, 5, 1864, the intrenched lines of Gen. John B. Hood’s A.C. [CS] extended along the rd. from the Gann Cem. to site of Cooper’s Lake. The Eaton house, . . . — Map (db m29693) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — 033-88 — The Hargrove House
Ante-bellum residence of Asbury Hargrove 1809 ~ 1879. Headquarters of Brig. Gen. Edward M. McCook, July 6 ~ 15, 1864. McCook’s (1st) div. (Dorr’s & Lamson’s brigades), Elliott’s Cav. Corps (Army of the Cumberland) [US], was posted here to patrol . . . — Map (db m33383) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Smyrna — 33-2 — United Distributors
Founded in Atlanta in 1940, United Distributors exemplifies the entrepreneurialism that characterized Georgia business during the twentieth century. With the repeal of prohibition in 1933, the Twenty-first Amendment delegated to each state the right . . . — Map (db m108757) HM

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