Historic Markers Across Georgia



Palmetto



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  



Text:

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



 
Notes:

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.

 

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