Historic Markers Across Georgia


Marker ID: WPA US 29 I-B
Location: U.S. 29 I-B at Confederate Monument on U.S. 29, Palmetto
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.046    W 084° 40.173
  33.517433    -84.66955
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM45BY
Palmetto  Marker  


Palmetto was named by a member of the Palmetto Guards, a Regiment from South Carolina enroute to the Mexican War. This was in appreciation of the hospitality shown them by the community while encamped here in January, 1847


Apparently, this is an old U.S. Works Progress Administration Marker that has been removed from its former pole, refurbished, and mounted on a marble base in front of a monument erected along U.S. 29. If not an original WPA marker, the numbering system indicates that it is a replica of an actual marker that once stood.