Historic Markers Across Georgia

Smyrna's First Mayor (Side 1)

Marker ID: SCA 
Location: Smyrna Memorial Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Smyrna
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 53.007    W 084° 30.898
  33.88345    -84.51496
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FH4
Smyrna's First Mayor (Side 1) Marker  


John C. Moore
Aug. 16, 1830 - May 10, 1897

Ulysses S. Grant was President of the U.S., and the South was still suffering from the effects of abusive Reconstruction when Smyrna was first incorporated August 23, 1872. One theory is that in the post-war era, citizens feared the town would be named for Neal Dow, a Yankee abolitionist, for whom the railroad station was named. They preferred instead to name it Smyrna after the religious

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