Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Archibald Howell Home

Marker ID: GHM 033-111
Location: Kennesaw Ave at Holland St, Marietta
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.562    W 084° 33.207
  33.959366    -84.55345
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FPD
The Archibald Howell Home  Marker  


Here, in the spring of 1865, Gen. Henry M. Judah had his headquarters and saw evidence which helped him make a decision of much importance to local people. Since no crops had been grown here on the battlefields in 1864 and, as the surrender had paralyzed economy and government, local people lacked foods, funds and employment. Judah, seeing that aid was needed to prevent suffering, proposed to issue corn and bacon to the needy until a crop could be made. The issue, approved, was made and these rations did much to put Georgians and their economy on a sound basis.