Historic Markers Across Georgia

Birthplace of Allison Nelson

Marker ID: GHM 060-150
Location: Ga 139 1/4 mile east of Chattahoochee River
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.683    W 084° 31.900
  33.77805    -84.53166
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM2FPH
Birthplace of Allison Nelson  Marker  


One mile north where Sandy Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the house of John B. Nelson, owner of Nelson´s Ferry in the 1820´s. His son, Allison Nelson was born there March, 1822. After service in the Mexican War, he was a representative in the Georgia General Assembly (1848 - 1849) & ninth Mayor of Atlanta (1855). Removed to Texas in 1856 where he engaged in Indian warfare & in 1860, became a member of the Texas legislature.

Commissioned Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, Sept. 12, 1862, he served until his death near Austin, Lonoke Co., Arkansas, Oct. 7, 1862.