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Butts County Georgia Historical Markers

 
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By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
Kilpatrick at Cork Marker
Georgia (Butts County), Flovilla — 018-7 — Kilpatrick at Cork
On Nov. 17, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the right flank of Gen. Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea, moved from Bear Creek Station (Hampton), 30 mi. NW, down the north bank of Towaliga River to threaten Griffin . . . — Map (db m39955) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-1 — Butts County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 24, 1825, is named for Capt. Sam Butts killed in the Indian War of 1814 at the Battle of Chalibbee. At Indian Springs, now a State Park, were signed the Treaties with the Creeks giving Georgia . . . — Map (db m21385) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — Butts County Confederate Monument
In memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Butts County, whose undying devotion to duty and self sacrifice in their country's service, we cherish; and whose heroic deeds and patriotism, we embalm in stone, as they are enshrined in our hearts. — Map (db m24591) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-3 — Crossing the Ocmulgee
On the morning of Nov. 18, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army [US] moved from its bivouacs in and near Jackson toward Planters’ Factory (Ocmulgee Mills), on the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (9 miles SE), to . . . — Map (db m21370) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-8 — Home of Robert Grier»— 1 mi.—→
Robert Grier, astronomer and founder of "Grier’s Almanac", and his family lived about one mile from here and are buried in a family cemetery near the home. Robert Grier was born in 1780 at his father’s home in Taliaferro Co. He attended Old . . . — Map (db m21337) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — Indian Spring
The wonderful healing powers of the waters of Indian Spring were known to the Indians before the pioneers blazed the trail of civilization in Georgia. Such were their belief and confidence in the medicinal virtues of the waters that they came with . . . — Map (db m404) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-4 — Iron Springs
On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army [US], which had marched south from Atlanta on Nov 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, reached Jackson and camped in and around the town. Hq. Right . . . — Map (db m26975) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — R5 — Jackson"Little was left besides themselves and their houses." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
Jackson, seat of Butts County, "was a beautiful little place and evidently occupied by the most prosperous people of that region. Those descriptive words were penned by Union Major Thomas W Osborn, Chief of Artillery of Major General Oliver O. . . . — Map (db m103197) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 42 E-9 — McIntosh House
Across the highway stands the inn built about 1823 by William McIntosh, half-breed chief of the Lower Creek Indians. Here on February 12, 1825, McIntosh and other chiefs signed the Second Treaty of Indian Springs, giving up their last Georgia land. . . . — Map (db m395) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-6 — Sherman’s Right At Indian Springs
On Nov. 17, 1864, the 15th Corps, leading the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman's army (US) on its March to the Sea. marched from McDonough to Jackson. Below Locust Grove (16 mi. NW), Woods' and Hazen's divisions turned right to avoid Jackson and camped at . . . — Map (db m403) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — Sylvan Grove Plantation
Sylvan Grove Hospital site was originally part of a large colonial cotton plantation known as Sylvan Grove Plantation. This plantation was settled in 1817 by Williams Buttrill, Revolutionary soldier and aide to General George Washington. He was the . . . — Map (db m103191) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — R4 — Sylvan Grove PlantationColonel Spencer's Kindness — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
In 1864, Sylvan Grove Plantation was located just outside Jackson. Its owner, Asa Buttrill, built an impressive 14-room plantation house in the 1830s for his bride, Lucy Manley. The house stood slightly south of the large stone covering a wellspring . . . — Map (db m103196) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-5 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 17th, the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planter’s Factory on Ocmulgee River where it was to cross next day. To relieve congestion on the Jackson road, Smith’s division, 17th Corps with . . . — Map (db m21327) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-2 — The Right Wing at Jackson
On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army [US], which had marched south from Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, reached Jackson. Hq. Department and Army of the Tennessee (the . . . — Map (db m21369) HM

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