Historic Markers Across Georgia



Railroad Block-House



Marker ID: GHM 008-7
Location: Ga 293 at Sandtown Rd just north of Allatoona Lake
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 05.248    W 084° 42.858
  34.087466    -84.7143
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2AW9
Railroad Block-House  Marker  



Text:

On Allatoona Creek in this vicinity, a Federal block-house, guarding State R.R. bridge, was garrisoned by Companies E,F, and I, of the 18th Wisconsin Regt.

Oct. 5, 1864 while retreating from Allatoona, 2 mi. N., French´s Div. of Stewart´s A.C. burned the bridge and block-house, capturing 84 officers and men. The State R.R. was shifted north in 1949 and 1950, Allatoona Creek was flooded by the impounded waters of Allatoona Dam.

GHM 008-7 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1992



 
Notes:

NOTE TO VISITORS: This marker is at a very dangerous intersection to be on foot. Please exercise extreme caution when viewing.

 

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