Historic Markers Across Georgia

Home of Sam P Jones

Marker ID: WPA US 41 D-8
Location: Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 09.921    W 084° 48.158
  34.16535    -84.80263
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM259G
Home of Sam P Jones  Marker  


Sam P Jones was born October 16, 1847, in Oak Bowery Alabama; he moved to Cartersville with his parents in 1856. After his admission to the Georgia Bar in 1868 he married Laura McElwain. In 1872 he was licensed as a Methodist Minister. His national career of evangelism begun in 1864, covered the US and Canada. Dedicated on Christmas Day 1865 this house was occupied for twenty-one years by Sam Jones. His public speaking was famous for its pathos and humor while his gospel was loved for its appeal. He died October 15, 1906.

WPA 41 D-8 Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville

Home of Sam P Jones
Photo by David Seibert