Historic Markers Across Georgia



Friendship Monument



Marker ID: GHM 008-51
Location: 1 At the overlook, end of Ga 20 Spur
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 09.920    W 084° 47.743
  34.165333    -84.79571
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM27YH
Friendship Monument  Marker  



Text:

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 $100,000 debt. thirty-eight friends signed notes totaling that amount to save the enterprise. When the debt was repaid in 1860, Cooper erected this monument on which the names of his benefactors are inscribed.

GHM 008-51 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1963



 
Notes:

Engraved by S. A. Cox, Jr., 1859

 

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