Historic Markers Across Georgia

Historic McKelvey House

Marker ID: BC 
Location: on Mac Johnson Rd. about .7 miles north of US 41 at GHM 008-38 - Gen. Leonidas Polk's Headquarters
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 13.601    W 084° 50.712
  34.226683    -84.845200
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM3CJ3
Historic McKelvey House Marker  


Historic McKelvey House

Polk´s HQRS. - May 19, 1864

Here the night of May 19,1864, the Confederate generals Joe Johnston, Leonidas Polk and John B. Hood, held a conference, the results of which caused the Confederates to abandon Cassville and to move south of the Etowah, although Johnston had intended to fight here.

Marker Erected 1948 by patriots of Bartow County

Inscription by Col. Thomas Spencer