Historic Markers Across Georgia

Amos T. Akerman

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Location: 136 S. Tennessee St (Ga 293), Cartersville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 09.597    W 084° 47.593
  34.15995    -84.79321666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMMXHA
Amos T. Akerman Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Lawyer, U.S. Attorney for District of Georgia, 1869-70; U.S. Attorney General, 1870-71. Born Portsmouth, N.H., February 23, 1821; died in Cartersville, Georgia, December 21, 1880; buried Oak Hill Cemetery. Served as Confederate soldier in Georgia State Guard, 1864. As U.S. Attorney General in cabinet of President Ulysses S. Grant, organized Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted first civil rights violation case. His residence and law office was on this property.

Etowah Valley Historical Society

Amos T. Akerman
Photo by David Seibert