Historic Markers Across Georgia

Founder's Lot William Harris

Marker ID: CMar 
Location: Old Marietta City Cemetery
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.714    W 084° 32.971
  33.945233    -84.54951
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM22CY
Founder's Lot William Harris Marker  


Oldest grave is on this plot for Wm. Harris´ son, William Capers G. Harris (1823-1831). Mr. Harris, a wealthy planter, was a devout Methodist and champion of education. In War of 1812 he served in Capt. Jett Thomas´ Co., 2nd, Regt., Ga. Militia. he was Colonel Cobb Co. Militia 1833-34; helped found 1851 Ga. Military Institute.