Historic Markers Across Georgia



State R.R. Survey July 4, 1837



Marker ID: GHM 060-1
Location: Ga 141 at Chattahoochee River, at Gwinnett County line
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 59.886    W 084° 12.072
  33.9981    -84.2012
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1BQQ
State R.R. Survey July 4, 1837  Marker  



Text:

Near here began the survey for the State R.R. (W&A), by Chief Engr. Stephen H. Long and Asst. Engr. Abbott H. Brisbane.
Trial lines were run to the Etowah River, 38 mi, N, to determine if a Chattahoochee River crossing here would conform to levels established between Hog Mt. to the South & the Allatoona Range near the Etowah.

Failing to find suitable grades, other trial lines not only fixed the crossing at Bolton, 25 mi. down stream, but placed Atlanta where it is.

GHM 060-1 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1952



 

 

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