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Tunnel Hill, Georgia Historical Markers

 
Baggage Carts Marker is to the right of the shed. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, November 19, 2019
Baggage Carts Marker is to the right of the shed.
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — Baggage Carts
Baggage Carts were one of the utilitarian devices used by almost all railroads to move goods and luggage around their depots. They received little more attention than the broom in the corner, but without them, the expediency of railroad freight . . . — Map (db m143006) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — 155-25 — Clisby Austin House
400 yds. S.E., at the big spring, is the brick residence known as the Austin House. May 7, 1864 The Federal forces, having seized Tunnel Hill their first movement in the campaign for Atlanta Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman had headquarters at the Austin . . . — Map (db m12364) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — 155-26 — Harris' Gap
In 1864 the direct road from Tunnel Hill to Varnell's, passed through Harris Gap at this point, which is just N. of where Rocky Face drops off into continuous foot-hills. Federal operations in Crow Valley by the 23d A.C., began with its march S. . . . — Map (db m10945) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — The Excavation
[Left Side of Marker] The Excavation of the west end was begun early July 15, 1848. & the first opening effected Oct. 31, 1849 The first train of cars passed through May 9, 1850 Length of excavation in this end 575 feet & . . . — Map (db m20002) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — 155-24 — Tunnel Hill
May 7, 1864. The Federal forces, under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, began the campaign for Atlanta by seizing Tunnel Hill. Howard's 4th A.C., having marched from Catoosa Springs, drover Wheeler's Cav. from the R.R. tunnel S. to Mill Creek Gap. Palmer's . . . — Map (db m12361) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — 8 — Tunnel Hill The Beginning of the Atlanta Campaign Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
The city of Tunnel Hill was incorporated in 1848. The next year the state of Georgia began construction of a depot in anticipation of the completion of the Western and Atlantic Railroad. This rail line linked Atlanta to Chattanooga. Yet before . . . — Map (db m142946) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — Tunnel Hill W&A Railroad Depot
The W&A (Western & Atlantic) Railroad Depot was constructed by the State of Georgia between 1848-1850 as part of the state-owned Western & Atlantic Railroad. This depot is one of Georgia's oldest. The Depot witnessed many important events during the . . . — Map (db m143005) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — 155-36 — Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel
The 1447 foot long Chetoogeta Mountain railroad tunnel is one-half mile east of this marker. The tunnel was completed in 1850 and this opened the W&A RR from Atlanta to Chattanooga. This was the first railroad tunnel completed south of the . . . — Map (db m30587) HM

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