Historic Markers Across Georgia

Power's Ferry

Marker ID: GHM 033-90
Location: Chattahoochee Recreation Area parking area at I-285 & river
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 54.133    W 084° 26.643
  33.902216    -84.44405
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1VBR
Power's Ferry Marker  


Established 1835 by James Power, (1790-1870).

Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard´s 4th A. C. (Army of the Cumberland) [US], moved from Vining´s station to this vicinity July 9, 10, 1864. Newton´s (2d) div. was diverted to Roswell to support Garrard´s cav. Stanley´s (1st) and Wood´s (3d) camped 3 mi. N. near Soap Creek, July 10.

Stanley crossed the Chattahoochee on Schofield´s pontoon bridge at mouth of Soap Cr. and moved S. on the other side to cover Power´s Ferry where Wood crossed on a pontoon bridge July 12. Newton, back from Roswell, crossed July 13. Stanley´s and Newton´s men built a trestle bridge at the upper island, July 14-16.



For more information on the history of Roswell, GA:

History of Roswell, GA

Roswell Historic District