Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Napier House



Marker ID: GHM 023-11
Location: Burning Bush and Redbelt Rds, 1/4 mi from Red Belt Church
County: Catoosa
Coordinates: N 34° 52.457    W 085° 13.602
  34.874283    -85.2267
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2MQ0
The Napier House Marker  



Text:

Thomas Thompson Napier built this house in 1836 of heavy local timber prepared by slaves and finishing lumber brought by ox-wagon from Augusta. During the Battle of Chickamauga 20 wounded soldiers were cared for in the house by Mrs. Martha Harris Napier and Mrs. Debbie Thedford, assisting an Army nurse. Water was hauled to the battlefield from Blue and Sweet Springs on the Napier place. In early days there was a race track on the property where Indians and early settlers were said to gather for races and chicken fights.

GHM 023-11 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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