Historic Markers Across Georgia



John McIntosh Kell - Replaced by GHS marker 126-1



Marker ID: WPA 
Location: Old US 41 between Sunnyside & Pomona
County: Spalding
Coordinates: N 33° 19.933    W 084° 17.283
  33.33221666    -84.28805
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None
John McIntosh Kell - Replaced by GHS marker 126-1 Marker
Photo by David Seiber



Text:

John McIntosh Kell



Near this site was the home of Captain John McIntosh Kell, Executive Officer of the Confederate cruisers Alabama and Sumter. After entering the United States Navy at the age of 17, he served in the Mexican War and in 1853 on Perry’s expedition to Japan. Upon Georgia’s secession from the Union, Kell was the first U.S. Naval officer to offer his services to the South. After the Civil War, at his home here in Sunny Side, Kell entertained his friend, the famous Georgia poet Sidney Lanier, who, during a visit in 1874, wrote the poem "Corn." Kell served as Adjutant General of Georgia from 1887 until his death here in 1900.

Works Progress Administration Marker



Marker Post - Looking north on Old Atlanta Road (Old US Highway 41) toward the community of Sunnyside.
John McIntosh Kell - Replaced by GHS marker 126-1
Photo by David Seiber


Notes:

Replaced by GHS marker 126-1 - only pole stands

 

126-A1