Historic Markers Across Georgia

Darby Plantation

Marker ID: GHM 033-7
Location: Ga 120 between Bob Cox Road and Kennesaw View Drive
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.166    W 084° 38.901
  33.952766    -84.64835
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2AV7
Darby Plantation  Marker  


The old Marietta Rd. joined the Sandtown Rd. here -- 1864.

June 17-19. Geary´s (2d) Div., 20th A.C., supporting 13th N.Y. & Pa. E batteries, were N. of rd. & Cox´s (3d) Div. 23d. A.C., supporting 1st Ohio Bat. D. [US] were S. of rd. -- in area from Darby house to Mud Cr.

The artillery duel with Cleburne [CS] on high ridge E. of creek & Geary´s [US] rain-soaked infantry in flooded area next to stream, are a part of the annals.

On 19th, Cleburne [CS] moved E. followed by 20th A.C. 23d A.C. moved S. on this rd. -- a march that broke the Kennesaw stalemate.